Companies in the IT industry looking for government
funding to help them increase recruitment, including graduate
employment, will need to commit to skills training.
An announcement by John Denham, skills secretary, at a summit
between the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills and
IT employers said that government money must go towards companies
who will provide talent for the future.
According to e-skills, the Sector Skills Council for IT, the
industry will need 131,000 new employees a year for the next decade
and the majority of these will be graduates needing training.
John Denham, skills secretary, said: "Wherever possible, government
spending should not just provide good public services, it should
also ensure young people are trained in the skills we need for the
Those looking for graduate jobs during the recession may wish to
look at the utilities, technology or public sectors for a greater
chance of employment, according to a new report.
A Talent Q survey recently showed that 56 per cent of IT sector
employers are looking to increase the number of graduate jobs they
provide, according to Onrec.com.
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