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IT graduates jobs boot camp

Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

One test firm is taking the graduate IT jobs skills shortage into its own hands by setting up a graduate boot camp, it has been reported.

Planit has based the training programme on its existing software test training agendas, according to iTnews.com.

The firm hopes to attract between 200 and 300 applicants of graduate IT jobs per intake and between eight and 12 will make the shortlist to attend the five-day boot camp.

Chris Carter, managing director of the software-testing company, said the camp concludes with an exam and those who fail it are immediately out of the running for a graduate career within the firm.

"That said, our pass rate has been around 90 per cent so we select well. For us it has been a fantastic program to put in place and the outputs have been tremendous. We're creating our own testing professionals," he added.

Meanwhile, graduates looking to get into shape could be interested to hear that James Crossley, who played Hunter in ITV's The Gladiators, has launched his own boot camp in Fulham to help women get fit, it has been reported by itn.co.uk.

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