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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.


February 1, 2012  4:14 PM

Video: HP on the IT services people business

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Career Development, ITworks, Skills

In this video recorded at a Microsoft roundtable, Marc Waters, director of strategy and communicatuons for HP in the UK and Ireland takes about the the people business. He says 50% of HP's business is IT services, which means people are important. "They are the inventory and the R&D of the...


January 18, 2012  8:29 AM

Video: Why work placements work

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
ITworks, jobs, Skills, undergraduate, university

In this video blog post Peter Goring, a student at Kingston University, talks about the need for university students to have some form of "guaranteed work placement." He says, "Many student do not...


October 26, 2011  8:30 AM

First steps towards a career in IT by The Open University

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Open University, Skills

Guest blog post: Kevin Streater is executive director for IT employer engagement at The Open University. The Open University are contributing a series of articles for ITWorks over the coming weeks, breaking down the skills requirements for making your way in the IT profession

The...


October 7, 2011  3:29 PM

WorldSkills 2011: Vince Cable says government will invest in skills to help employers

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
apprenticeships, Skills, worldskills

Worldskills_smaller.jpgIn a speech at the international...

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August 31, 2011  11:38 AM

How students can bridge the IT information gap

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
A'levels, Apprentice, career, GCSE, graduate, ITworks, school-leaver, Skills, Student, undergraduate

In this guest blog post, Philippa Snare, technical sales and marketing director at Microsoft UK discusses why young people today are ideally placed to develop a rewarding career in IT.

In my opinion there's no doubt that the technical knowledge of this generation of school leavers and...


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