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Training 'important' to IT graduates

Published: Monday, 15 December 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

IT workers value continued professional development as much as the amount they get paid, it has been claimed.

According to Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, the provision of training facilities where new technologies are concerned is considered highly important - and employers recognise this.

She commented: "IT is so fundamental to how businesses are now run.

That makes organisations far more aware and committed to making sure that the IT staff that work for them are working in an area where they are retained and trained."

Ms Farrell commented that IT was "far more integral to business now" compared to 20 years ago.

She suggested that there was not a single large organisation in the country which does not have an IT presence on its board.

The recent IT and Communications Sector Group meeting indicated that IT recruiters rated their confidence in current market conditions as six out of ten - a finding which may encourage university leavers seeking graduate jobs in IT.

Despite the economic downturn, the mark awarded was down by only one point on that arising at the group's previous meeting in July.

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