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April 3, 2018  8:18 AM

Tech talent soars as specialisms thrive in digital age

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Digital skills, IT education, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills, IT training, Skills, Soft skills

In this guest blog post Andrew Gardner, senior divisional director at Reed Technology, discusses what technology talent the UK will need in a digital age.  Although we’re only a few months into 2018, the growth of the tech sector shows no signs of slowing down. The...

October 25, 2017  9:59 AM

GUEST BLOG: Growing Stem – tackling the data skills shortage

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"tech skills", Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Science, Engineering, IT skills, Maths, science, Skills, Stem, Technology

In this contributed blog post, John Brodie, CEO of Aquila Insight, discusses the importance of data skills and how science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) education can help tackle the big data skills shortage.


January 24, 2017  11:55 AM

GUEST BLOG: Addressing the skills shortage from the inside out

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills, IT training, Job Satisfaction, Oracle, Retention, Skills, Training

In this guest blog Ronnie Toerien, HCM strategy leader, Oracle Africa explains why giving all employees access to relevant training is the solution to the tech skills shortage. The past ten years have seen a seismic shift in the workplace. Widespread automation and an...


July 26, 2016  1:38 PM

Opinion: From finding skilled workers, to giving workers skills

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"tech skills", graduates, IT recruitment, IT skills, Skills

General manager of Arch Graduates, Harry Gooding, explains why he went from recruitment to creating the perfect tech workers for the job It’s no secret that currently the tech industry is suffering from a skills gap.


January 13, 2012  10:18 AM

Video interview: Skills upgrade

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks, Microsoft, Skill

It has been a few weeks since the last post. We have been busy at Computer Weekly working on a series of video podcasts on IT skills and training.

Simon May, previously worked in financial institutes, He has been a technical evangelist at Microsoft for a year. In this video May says...


November 1, 2011  7:49 AM

The Foundation of Success

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks, Training

Jenny Taylor, IBM UK Graduate, apprenticeship and student manager, gives some insight into the qualities she looks for in new graduates.

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November 1, 2011  7:38 AM

The trends that are shaping the industry

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
IT skills, ITworks, Training

In this guest blog pos  Matthew Poyiadgi, European VP, CompTIA, looks at the need for IT professionals to keep ahead of the curve by learning new skills.


One of the problems of training is keeping courses relevant in such a rapidly...


October 17, 2011  9:34 AM

The changing role of the CIO

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks

In this guest blog post, Doug Clark, IBM UK & Ireland cloud leader, writes about the role of the CIO. Businesses are powerd by IT, and as Doug discusses, the CIO has a unique opportunity to shape how business evolves, by smart use of IT to do things in innovative ways.


September 22, 2011  11:12 AM

“I can’t do that” – Are you sure?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks

Gary Kildare, IBM VP for Human Resources previously wrote about apprenticeships. This week he blogs about career changes.

At IBM, it is important to us that our workforce reflects the markets...


September 19, 2011  9:38 AM

Internships – one path into a career in IT

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IT skills, ITworks

Continuing on from her blog post about how to break into IT, Philippa Snare, technical sales and marketing director at Microsoft UK looks at the possibilities offered by internships.

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