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Sussex seeks comms staff

Systems engineers and other permanent IT personnel with experience of industries in the 'real-time' market are being encouraged to try their hand at contracting by recruitment consultancy, Capital Software.

The West Sussex-based agency, which places contract workers in the aerospace, defence and telecoms sectors, says skills shortages are fuelling demand and creating "many opportunities" for workers with specialist IT skills. "This is an excellent time to contract," confirms Wanda Bridge, corporate services manager at the agency.

According to Bridge, the market is currently crying out for general telecoms engineers with GPRS, GSM, UMTS and Tetra skills. Hardware engineers with VHDL, FPGA, Test Equipment and Lab Windows are also "strongly needed", she says, as are systems engineers with experience in requirement capture, integration and testing.

But despite the growing personnel shortages, Bridge warns that Capital Software places "only the best" candidates in contract positions in the real-time industries, as "reputations are hard to come by". "We operate in an extremely competitive environment. As such, we need to offer excellent service," she explains.

Part of this service, believes Bridge, is Capital Software's contractor benefits package, which offers first-time contractors incentives such as free limited company formation.


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