Entry-level digital jobs offering tech-savvy youth a path out of unemployment and into booming digital career world

Entry level jobs in the digital sector could provide a door to full time employment and a serious career for the digitally-minded youth, jobs board Bubble Jobs claims.

Recruiting: Entry-level digital jobs are offering young people a route

Following comments from employment minister Esther McVey this week encouraging young people to take on entry-level jobs and “start from the bottom”, figures from Bubble Jobs showed that there were just under 4,000 digital entry-level positions in 2013, which represented seven per cent of all roles posted.

Adam Butwilowski, managing director at Bubble Jobs, said: “As the digital industry continues to grow and become more important, we’re definitely starting to see a commitment from brands when it comes to driving new talent into the industry.

“Although our board was mostly dominated by mid-senior level positions in 2013, there were a significant number of more junior jobs available than ever before. These roles called for candidates with a number of core digital skills which young people already have, as well as an ambitious, positive attitude and a passion for digital.”

Butwilowski added that the signs for entry-level candidates in 2014 are already good, and said that young people may not realise how much digital ability they already have that is relevant for the professional world.

“We are just three weeks into 2014 and are already starting to see an increased number of junior/entry-level jobs available on the site from a number of well-known brands,” he said. “I expect that trend to continue as more and more brands start to expand their digital workforce and build up their own dedicated in-house teams.

“The majority of young people are already armed with skills such as blog writing, video making and social media so there is nothing stopping them from applying for entry-level jobs within digital.”

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