Channel distributor, ASM technologies, has announced a new graduate recruitment plan as it hopes to invest in local talent and train future IT executives.
Iain Tomkinson, sales director at ASM Technologies comments, “With the European Commission (EC) predicting a 900,000 shortfall in IT jobs by 2020 and the government launching its Digital Taskforce in July and a new computing curriculum for primary schools, the IT skills crisis is widely regarded as one of the most pressing challenges facing our industry today.”
The firmm which aims to reach £50m turnover by 2017m will increase its headcount by 10% over the next 12 months, primarily with graduates of business-related subjects being trained for roles in sales, marketing and account management.
“A large proportion of the IT industry – particularly in the channel – does not rely on coders to thrive. Instead it relies on competent business people with the technical capacity to understand how the products and services that make up the IT industry can help solve customer requirements and identify opportunities,” continued Tomkinson.
“Thankfully the UK educational system is producing plenty of strong business graduates from which we can recruit and grow our business. There is no crisis here,” he added.
Roles in ASM’s London and Winsford offices are available for university and college leavers via IT Sales recruiter Robertson Sumner to support its expansion in both regions.
“ASM’s expansion plans are very exciting and we are pleased to be working with Iain and his team,” said Mac Sumner, managing director of Roberston Sumner.
“I believe the investment they are putting into graduates / trainees is the right way to develop the growth they need. Breeding tomorrow’s future stars is a great way to develop talent internally while creating a competitive environment where everyone thrives.”
The specialist recruiter will lead the graduate recruitment drive with a graduate recruitment day planned for January 2015, where ASM expects to recruit a good proportion of its new staff.
“ASM now has the resources and support infrastructure in place to nurture junior staff from highly productive team players into senior management roles,” concluded Tomkinson. “We are an ambitious and fast-growing company with exciting prospects for graduates that are looking to forge a long career in IT.”
Interested candidates should contact [email protected] and also register for the graduate recruitment day in January 2015.