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Public sector 'offers good IT graduate jobs'

Published: Friday, 18 July 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Science, IT and Engineering

IT students looking to give themselves an edge in the graduate jobs market might want to look to the public sector, it has been claimed.

Because many technology jobs are project-based, companies want to bring in workers with the right skills, reports IT Pro.

According to Darren O'Connell, Computeach career counsellor, this means graduate job hunters might have better luck looking for roles in the public sector.

He said: "Local government actively look and recruit at entry-level. At the NHS, the screening process is an application form and its competency based."

This means that people only need the right skills, rather than lots of experience, Mr O'Connell explained.

People should also approach the companies they want to work for as doing so "shows drive and determination", he added.

Recently, IT week reported comments by Sandra Smith, head of information systems at Toshiba UK, who stated that non-technical staff could be offered IT graduate jobs in future due to a skills shortage in the sector.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18691756-ADNFCR

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