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Government is looking for IT graduates

Published: Friday, 19 October 2007   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

The cabinet office has launched a new scheme will provide a host of graduate IT jobs.

The government is hoping to recruit the nest generation of public sector IT leaders through the new Civil Service Technology In Business Fast Stream initiative and plans to appoint up to 20 graduates this year.

Those selected will have the potential to become future chief information officers or similar roles which require leadership of large-scale, IT-enabled business change.

"I'm delighted that the Technology In Business Fast Stream has been set up to ensure Britain's best and brightest graduates are given the opportunity to apply their skills to Whitehall's complex and exciting ICT projects, which are all about making government better for people," said Gillian Merron, the minister for transformational government.

Sarah Scott, who was recruited by the pilot scheme, added: "When I started my university course I never thought it would lead me to a job in government, and certainly not a place on a scheme aimed at developing the IT leaders of the future."ADNFCR-1068-ID-18324448-ADNFCR

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