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Prospects for IT graduate jobs 'remain bright'

Published: Wednesday, 18 February 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

There is still a shortage of well-qualified workers in the IT industry and the future looks bright for people seeking gradate jobs in the sector, according to an expert at the Queen's University in Belfast.

Dr Pat Corr, director of education in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the university, who will speak at a careers and employment event in the city today, has been encouraged by the local and national IT companies which have remained interested in graduate recruitment.

He said that "it would clearly be foolhardy to be complacent in the current economic climate, but it is encouraging to note that IT companies are still actively recruiting our graduates" and added: "Indeed, recent studies have shown that those with degrees in engineering and IT earn higher salaries than many of their counterparts."

Liberty IT and Asidua are even offering scholarship schemes to attract graduates.

A recent survey by the Association of Graduate Recruitment showed that, although some sectors were pulling back vacancies, others, such as IT, still needed workers.


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