Can learning a bit of code help land your dream job?

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1. Opening doors

Once 'coding’ was only done by software programmers. But as most parts of the world have become integrated with digital technology, the opportunity to exploit the power of code is available to people in almost any career.

From football and engineering to fashion and art, most industries now have a strong digital component. Find out how learning some code could get you noticed in your chosen industry.

2. CLICKABLE: Four dream jobs

Click on an industry below to see how someone has cracked into it with code.

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3. Your country needs code

Many people are beginning to realise how valuable coding skills are in today's job market. Yet only 1 in 10 adults in the UK have any knowledge of how it works.

It's dawning on lots of people just how valuable coding skills are in today's job market. It's also becoming obvious that being able to do a bit of code can give you the edge in your chosen career. (Data from Go ON UK, YouGov and O2.)

4. Which coding language?

Choosing which coding language to learn depends on what you want to do with it. Click on a code type below to reveal how it's used.

HTML/CSS

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HTML and CSS

HTML and CSS are the building blocks for most web pages – HTML codes what's in the page and CSS controls the appearance.

Python

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Python

Python can be an easy language for beginners as it mostly looks like plain English. It's got loads of uses, from writing apps to automating repetitive tasks.

JavaScript

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JavaScript

JavaScript turns static web pages into interactive applications, such as games. It can also be used by some digital devices like smartwatches.

SQL

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SQL

SQL is the language for working with data. It’s often used to analyse big databases – useful for finance, research and marketing.