Tech companies are keen to sell their students computer science degrees, and they’re looking for applicants with the ability to write about the topic.
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) said the number of candidates it had received was small but growing, with applicants from more than 40 countries, including the UK, Germany, Italy and the US.
It said it had not received any applications in the last two months, but was working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to develop a curriculum.ACM said that computer science was growing rapidly, with a 3.5 per cent increase in the number in the UK in the second quarter of this year.
But it is still not enough, the organisation said, and there was a need for candidates to understand how to craft their content.ACME said that its members were looking for candidates with strong writing skills, the ability “to convey ideas and ideas to the wider audience, to convey relevant data and to demonstrate skills of analysis and communication”.ACME also said it was working closely with schools and employers to ensure that they had the right resources and support to get a computer science degree.
It suggested applicants should have a background in maths and computer science, and that they should have “a high-level understanding of the fundamentals of computer science”.
The ACME is an organisation representing the IT sector, with its members based in the US and the UK.