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IT off shoring 'not hitting graduate jobs'

Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

The practice of IT outsourcing has not hit job levels at UK and European banks, according to new research.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, a report by Thomas Mayer found that such schemes are responsible for just ten per cent of job losses in the sector, reports Contractor UK.

According to the study, the biggest threat to IT jobs is internal restructuring, which accounted for 75 per cent of departures in the sector.

The fact that outsourcing looks set to continue, with 50 per cent of retail banks expecting to engage in the practice in future, should not unduly worry those looking for jobs in IT, the news provider stated.

Recently, writing for the Independent Gapyear.com founder Tom Griffiths claimed that experience gained on volunteering projects can help people get a graduate job.

According to Mr Griffiths, including a project on a CV can help candidates stand out when applying.

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