FDM Group - The potential of working in I.T.
Imagine seeing yourself walking along the financial hub of New York’s Wall Street, working for a blue-chip company and earning a salary of £63,000 after just four years. If this sounds good to you, then perhaps you should consider a career in IT.
The IT industry did not suffer excessively during the recession; In fact, in many areas it grew. IT is a fast-paced and challenging industry and a key area for economic growth according to Matthew Poyiadgi, Vice President at CompTIA. New research reveals particular growth for IT services is being experienced in three key areas: Improving security systems, better project management methodologies and higher Infrastructure support, which is good news for graduates looking for a thriving career choice.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters reports that working in IT currently features in the top five sectors for graduate jobs, along with accountancy, the public sector and law firms. IT recruitment is at an all-time high during these coming months, with IT graduate employer FDM Group visiting around 50 graduate fairs throughout October and November this year. So high is IT recruitment, FDM is doubling its 2010 graduate intake in the UK to 500, which is 2.5 times more than IBM, 25 times more than Microsoft and 200 more graduates than Accenture, making FDM the largest IT graduate employer in the UK.
If graduates pursue a career in IT, right now they can expect to earn anything up to £24,000 in their first year. This is £2,000 more than the starting salary in a science- related job and £4,000 better than the average starting salary of £20,000 according to the Higher Education Standards Agency and Workdigital. After a second year in IT, graduates can earn anything up to £27,000, and after their third year the sky if the limit. The average salary for graduates who work with FDM can expect to earn £63,000 after only their fourth year.
Catherine Cheek, Recruitment Operations Manager at FDM, comments: ‘FDM Academy is experiencing unprecedented growth and we are subsequently investigating new, innovative ways of ensuring that graduates are aware of our unique Programme and the opportunities it provides, with Consultants now working for various clients including Credit Suisse’.