Home Skip Navigation LinksNews News Story

<< back to previous page

CDIT technologies 'ideal' for graduate placements

Published: Friday, 10 September 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

The government should focus on creating graduate opportunities in the creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) industries, a new report has claimed.

Entitled 'The Fuse', the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) study suggested that investing in CDIT is crucial to the UK's future prosperity.

Dr David Docherty, author of the report, chief executive of the CIHE and chairman of the Digital TV Group, explained that the country has a "window of opportunity" to keep pace with its international rivals in these sectors.

"We have to compete hard for our share of this revenue," he said.

"To do this, the UK government must recognise CDIT industries as a national priority in the same way as it has science, engineering and manufacturing."

The report also urged universities and funding bodies to forge stronger partnerships with CDIT firms which have strong graduate recruitment programmes.

Meanwhile, IT training and services provider FDM Group revealed recently that it is set to take on 500 graduates in 2010, compared to 245 last year. 

news archives...

Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati Del.icio.us NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark