Student recruitment service closes the gap on IT skills shortage

by Editor 7/3/2008 4:45:00 PM
Many businesses across a variety of sectors are already dealing with the repercussions of the IT skills shortage, with many companies having no choice but to leave essential vacancies unfilled while the search continues for the skilled and available IT professional.

In response to this, Computeach's recruitment service has partnered up with leading businesses, including Dell, Siemens, Virgin Media and Cable and Wireless, to provide staff who have already demonstrated an aptitude and enthusiasm for IT. Computeach now offers both the qualifications and experience necessary for career changers to get a foot in the door of the IT industry, whilst helping businesses take a pro-active approach to the skills shortage.

Katie Jansz from Siemens explains, "We have appointed a number of recently qualified IT staff to work across a variety of positions. Many of them have very diverse career backgrounds and have funded their own training to enable their career change. We find that these individuals have a real sense of motivation and accomplishment; some having raced through their training courses, such is their determination to succeed."

MaryAnne Clayton, Head of Recruitment and Careers at Computeach adds, "The majority of our students come from industrial backgrounds, many of whom have never written a CV, attended a formal interview or worked within an office environment. Yet they have demonstrated, through funding their own training courses with us, an ability and drive for IT. This, accompanied with the qualifications they're studying towards, makes them extremely attractive candidates for employers."

Computeach's recruitment team, which is made up of six consultants and two administrators, has just placed its 100th student so far this year. Last year, the team placed one student for every working day of the year and are on target to double that figure in 2008. With over 40 years of experience in the IT Training Industry, Computeach provides innovative and truly blended learning solutions to a wide range of customers. For more information visit www.computeach.co.uk.  

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