A lot of entry-level tech positions ask for a technical degree or qualification. If you haven’t studied computer science or an equivalent it isn’t always clear how to break into the tech industry.
At university, you cultivate an incredible collection of soft skills. However, employers generally ask for a level of experience unreasonable to ask of graduates.
Even if you’ve studied a technical degree, requirements to have ‘X’ years of experience or experience with a certain tech stack grow the divide between industry and graduates.
Unreasonable expectations from employers and the inability to provide graduates with a learning environment to grow on the job, develop this skillset disconnect.
As Eoin Hefferman of cybersecurity company Padlock explains:
“You’ll often hear people talk about the need for certain qualifications and I can understand that from a risk mitigation point of view, but we’re overlooking talent.”
What’s left for graduates are minute and blurred entry routes into tech.