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Spectromax Scotland addresses skills gap with training programme

IT project deployment and software development specialist starts UK-wide training programme and promises to create 300 new jobs in Scotland over the next six months

IT project deployment and software development specialist, Spectromax Scotland, has announced that it plans to launch a UK-wide training programme and create in excess of 300 jobs in Scotland over the next six months.

The training programme, which will initially launch in Edinburgh, will be run by industry veterans, with the support of established System Integrators (SIs). The aim of the programme is to train both new graduates and existing employees who wish to expand their skills. The six month free training programme will then feed into further recruitment by the company.

With the number of unfilled digital jobs in Europe forecasted to reach 756,000 by 2020, the IT industry is looking for new and innovative ways to attract people into the sector.

“As part of our training programme, we’re looking to begin a new IT era,” said Bhuwan Kaushik, CEO of Spectromax Scotland. “Firstly, by stimulating talent, we’ll be generating IT talent on-shore. Secondly, we understand that IT isn’t a 9-5pm job. Instead of sticking to rigid working times, we concentrate more on the amount of hours our engineers are working, to ensure that whether your servers go down at 10am or 10pm, we can always provide support. The IT industry is calling out for this type of flexibility and, by delivering it, we can move away from the traditional view that IT is an inhibitor and, instead, we can become an enabler.”

“We believe that with the right approach, UK IT companies like ourselves can generate a more sophisticated IT workforce, close the UK skills gap, and create a more prosperous economy by keeping IT projects on-shore – something that will benefit both businesses and end-users across the UK.”

Details of how to apply to be part of the recruitment drive will be available on the company’s website shortly.

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What a concept.... Train people for the work you expect them to do. Not only do employer's get smarter workers, the workers know exactly what business has in mind for them. Why is it so many US-based companies don't get this message?
Spectromax are on the ropes for bringing in cheap offshore labour under Tier 2 VISAs to work on the CGI and Scottish Government's CAP payments programs which are approaching being 5x over budget. They have undercut the British based contractors and have failed to deliver the project whilst getting rich from their recruitment and agency cut. This is nothing more than a cynical PR exercise.