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Good News for those wanting to work in ICT February 6, 2010

Posted by qmresearchers in Labour Market Information.

This week’s “ES Jobs” brought good news fo those wanting to work in ICT.

The chair of the Technology Group of the Recruitment Employers
Confederation (all the big recruitment agencies) is quoted as saying
“Investment in ICT is bouncing back – big time – and that is having an
impact on recruitment”.

It also said “Employers look for experience with current technology. That means Java, ColdFusion, SQL and C#, for example”. Finally it said, “University graduates are also being snapped up. Those with computing degrees are in greatest demand as the client can see they have the right skills and are good raw material”. 

From my own experience, I have also noticed that PhDs from Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are beginning to receive job offers from companies. So if you are a final year PhD student, thinking about working in industry, this is good news indeed.



1. Marco Paladini - February 6, 2010

I am a final year PhD student, was there any mention
about internship? Is it a good move?
How would I go about finding one?

2. tbussoli - February 6, 2010

Hi Marco

There was no mention of internships. As you are a final year PhD student, I was wondering at what point you were thinking of an internship as this would clearly mean time away from your research. Although work experience is always useful when applying to companies, I know that this is often diffcult to do during a PhD unless your supervisor is particularly supportive or it is part of a knowledge transfer arrangement.

It may be possible to apply directly to companies as you near completion of your PhD but do leave enough time for applications. It takes longer than you think to do CVs and application forms well.

For internships within ICT and other vacancies you could try Milkround.com or Targetjobs.co.uk. Many large employers list their internships and vacancies on here. Also look at some of the websites of the types of company that you would like to work for. They will have jobs listed on them. Recruitment agencies, specialising in IT, listed with The Recruitment and Employment Confederation, would also a good starting point.

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