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Employment

  1. 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 5 <ul><li>By the end of the lesson, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>understand the impact on employment </li></ul><ul><li>understand the demand for IT skills and the skills shortage that exists in the UK today </li></ul><ul><li>understand the global effects on employment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Employment Opportunities <ul><li>No sign of the information revolution slowing down </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Pull’ of business and customer demand = innovation in the IT world </li></ul><ul><li>In the UK, big demand for people with the right skills - ‘Skills shortage’ </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses need an IT-capable workforce at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce adapting easily to new systems </li></ul><ul><li>School leavers able to handle office software </li></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment ; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage; global effects
  4. 4. Employment Opportunities <ul><li>Certain areas in real demand – best money! </li></ul><ul><li>At the moment – designing and building networks, web development and programming </li></ul><ul><li>Not normally the skills of school leavers </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage is bad news for country, but good news for those with the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of jobs to choose from if you have the right skills </li></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment ; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage; global effects
  5. 5. Task <ul><li>Go to www.jobserve.com or www.fish4jobs.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Make a small list of the jobs that are most in demand. Pay particular attention to the skills set required, the money offered and the location of the jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Now search one of these sites using ‘Cisco routers’ as the search criteria. Note the number of jobs currently on offer, note the pay and the location. </li></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage ; global effects
  6. 6. Global issues <ul><li>Countries with more awareness of the need for IT skills are outpacing the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest changes happening in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>More and more software work being outsourced to India </li></ul><ul><li>China is one of the most dynamic economies in the world, producing more graduates than the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe that one day China will outsource menial jobs to the UK! </li></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage; global effects
  7. 7. Task <ul><li>Use a search engine to explore how China is dealing with its need for IT staff. </li></ul><ul><li>This could provide some useful material for your portfolio. </li></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage; global effects
  8. 8. Employment Opportunities <ul><li>Types of jobs, way they are done, where they are done, has changed dramatically, partly due to ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Three vital aspects: automation, globalisation and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest threat - automation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing sector : replaced by robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service sectors : Banking (BACS, ATMs), office applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jobs created as well as lost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within IT itself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most successful phenomenon : call centres </li></ul></ul>Lesson 5 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on employment ; understand the demand for skills – skills shortage; global effects

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