TMT Schools Challenge

Challenging Future Industry Leaders –our Predictions schools challenge was created to excite, educate and engage young people about the possibilities of working with and in the wonderful world of Technology, Media & Telecommunications. This webpage is for those that are considering a career in these sectors and want to understand more, and for those that work in the industry and would like to share their knowledge and experiences.

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What is the Schools Challenge?

An annual challenge set by our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) team is all about developing young people’s skills and opening their eyes to the opportunities and possibilities in the wonderful world of TMT. We pair sixth form students with Deloitte mentors and some of our largest clients. We then set them with the challenge of coming up with an innovative service, disruptive content or a new hardware product based on current industry trends. At the Grand Final, the three best teams present their ideas to a panel of industry experts and a supportive audience of TMT professionals. A winner will be crowned, but with experience of giving a big presentation, connecting with some of the world’s biggest TMT brands and all the learnings that come with it…there are no losers!

The schools participating in the challenge are based all over the UK and are part of our 5 Million Futures programme, in collaboration with Teach First.

Explore our resources and opportunities

This year, due to COVID-19 and national lockdown, regretfully we are unable to run the challenge, however, we are delighted to share some useful resources to help you discover some of the great opportunities the sector offers.


We think the TMT sectors are great to work in or work with. From TV & film broadcasters to mobile operators; device manufacturers to music and gaming producers, the industry spans so many creative, technical, and innovative jobs and sectors. At Deloitte we serve almost 90% of the Global Fortune 500 TMT companies and love working with these exciting and fantastic businesses.

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It can sometimes be difficult to navigate and understand the wide variety of jobs available in the TMT industry. Play the puzzle to match the job descriptions to the job titles and discover more about some of the job roles the sector offers.

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Cloud Architect
Information Security Analyst
Web Developer
Data Scientist
Content Producer

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Web Designers/Developers are employed across every industry sector and much of their work is linked to the marketing of the company’s products and services so you’ll be thinking about the target users for your website and identifying the type of content it will host.

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I create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. I will also write codes for the websites using programming languages such as HTML, XML, JSON. Who am I?

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Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a critical component of IT management and strategy. Innovation, growth and customer experience are driving the technology, media and telecom sectors to adopt cloud technology and are on lookout for cloud architects to manage data storage.

At Deloitte, we develop strategies for businesses to make effective use of the cloud.

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I am an IT specialist who develops a company’s computing strategy including support for application architecture and deployment in cloud environments. I will also Identify the top cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the company. Guess me.

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With the increased importance of cyber security in the technology, media & entertainment and telecom sectors, information security analysts are in great demand than ever before.

Combining both deep technical expertise and sharp business intelligence, Deloitte helps its clients make the best decisions about their infrastructure, technology, processes and people.

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I monitor computer networks and investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents. I will also install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs. Identify me.

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Content producers are employed by advertising, marketing or digital agencies, or in interactive roles for broadcasters. Junior Content Producers may progress into Content Creation / Development roles at more senior levels across the industry, including with digital agencies, broadcasters and publishers.

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I work closely with business to understand how it wants to sound and develop the media messaging to maximise audience engagement, capturing the strategy and objectives of the brand and needs of the customer they are representing. I will also develop and create content that can be used across a variety of media including digital, social media, broadcast or in print. What do I do?

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Data scientists are high in demand across the technology and media sectors as businesses require people with the right combination of technical, analytical and communication skills.

At Deloitte, we have industry expertise, advanced analytics capability and the skills to embed analytical decision-making into key organisational processes – turning everyday information into ways to help our clients improve how they run their businesses.

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I work closely with the business to identify issues and use data to propose solutions for effective decision making, using machine learning tools and statistical techniques to produce solutions to problems. Guess my role.

Throwback to 2020 challenge

The theme for 2020 was Smartphone Multiplier Market

The brief: Your tech company has conducted research and has found that there are approximately 3.6 billion smartphones (approximately one for every two people in the world) in use globally today. The smartphone user population is immense – and you would like to tap into this user base to generate new revenue streams.

Each team must come up with an innovative service, disruptive content or new hardware product which you will roll out to the market to enhance their smartphone experiences.

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Deloitte 5 Million Futures Schools




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2020 Challenge Finalists

Cardinal Hume

CURA is an AI robot created to help and support the general wellbeing programme for vulnerable patients or the elderly living alone. CURA is connected to a smartphone which allows multiple family members to interact with CURA and use different functions such as: video calls, multi-user entertainment, medical information updates, GPS tracker and dispense medication.

City of London Academy Islington

Novus Ring

The problem: 1/3 UK adults suffer from high blood pressure but are unaware. High blood pressure is responsible for 12.8% of total deaths worldwide. Part of the problem is that there aren’t regular measurements of blood pressure.

The solution: Novus ring! The ring uses the water pressure method to measure the blood pressure and it is connected to an app on your phone. The measure is sent to the user’s mobile phone which notifies them with any concerns or trends they need to be aware of. The app also provides advice on how to bring blood pressure down and reminders of any medication that needs to be taken.

St Mary Magdalene

Bolt N Go is a watch that is able to charge your mobile phone. The electricity is generated from doing from the user walking & exercising, the strap then stores the electricity. The product presents social benefits to society through wellbeing and exercise and environmental benefits as all the products used are environmentally friendly.

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