The Cabinet Office has launched a fast-track scheme for graduates looking to become leaders of IT-enabled change in public services.
The Technology in Business Fast Stream will form part of the civil service’s accelerated training and development programme for able graduates and is aimed at those with the potential to become chief information officers or leaders of major IT–enabled changes in the public sector.
Successful applicants will be offered a placement in a central government department and receive continuing training and development. Mentors will help support each individual’s career development.
The scheme is part of the creation of a recognised government IT profession – a key plank of the Transformational Government strategy launched by prime minister Tony Blair with the aim of transforming public service delivery through technology.
Katie Davis, the Cabinet Office’s director of government IT profession, said, “The profession's aim is to provide IT professionals with a career that benefits both them and government, ensuring that IT supports the business transformation of government itself and provides better, more efficient public services.”
Further details are set to be published on the www.cio.gov.uk/ITProfession website in September.
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