Systems integrator CSC is to recruit 100 technical architects after it won contracts worth £2bn to provide systems to the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) in North East England and the East of England.
ReThink Recruitment’s founder director Andy Lord, who is recruiting for CSC, said, “Quite a lot of people have implemented complex strategies in their own organisations. Often they do not realise that what they have done as an IT manager or director has equipped them to be a technical architect.”
CSC already has work for all the technical architects that it employs. It plans to recruit 100 more over the next 12 months to work on both the NPfIT and to fill gaps on other projects that will be created as it moves people on to the NHS contracts.
IT managers and directors at big technology users would make good candidates for the new roles if they have gained experience of implementing different technologies. CSC tends to recruit technical architects with experience of Wintel, Unix and another technology.