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Spectromax Scotland Commences Recruitment Drive & Addresses UK Skills Gap With New Training Programme

Spectromax Scotland will create in excess of 300 jobs in Scotland during next 3-6 months to facilitate public sector IT projects in Scotland

22 March 2016Spectromax Scotland, the IT project deployment and software development specialist, has today announced that it plans to create in excess of 300 new jobs in Scotland during the next 3-6 months. Spectromax Scotland currently has eight projects under consideration, with two major initiatives in advanced stages within its pipeline, for which it expects to resource using local IT talent in Scotland.

The company also plans to implement a new UK-wide training programme which will initially be launched in Edinburgh. The Spectromax Scotland training programme will be run by industry veterans and those working day-to-day in the IT industry, with the support of established System Integrators (SIs). It aims to train existing employees, new graduates and those with a more established career who wish to expand their skills. The training programme will fill gaps in technical knowledge, software development, software project based knowledge and it also aims to stimulate a new type of IT attitude. Spectromax Scotland believes that with the right IT attitude, where flexibility and collaboration are central, deployments are much smoother. The six month free training programme will then feed into further recruitment by the company.

“We’re thrilled to be on the cusp of launching a number of projects and believe that the Scottish workforce has huge potential which will be critical to their success,” said Bhuwan Kaushik, CEO of Spectromax Scotland. “We believe that the right team is essential to well deployed IT projects and that companies like us have a duty to find the right people for our customers. It’s an exciting time to be part of Spectromax Scotland and we’re looking for employees who take the flexible, customer-focused approach to IT that we do.”

“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 website shortly.

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