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GCS MD Questions Are Education Leavers Work Ready?

GCS MD Questions Are Education Leavers Work Ready?

Education-leavers are not “work ready” this sentiment, which has been noted in a number of recent articles and reports, was recently brought up in the Reading Chamber of Commerce. Prompted by these comments, David Bloxham, Managing Director of GCS and the recently-appointed President of the Reading Chamber of Commerce, visited Reading College in late January to speak about the realities of the existing technology jobs market.

“David was incredibly generous with his time and he offered some excellent advice to students, IT staff and management alike” says Lesley Donoghue of Reading College. “He even offered to come back and do some individual work with students on their CVs later in the year! David’s expertise is the kind of input which will assist us as a college in helping our students go further and in doing that, support both them and the local economy.”

During the talk, David offered his expert insight of the technology market, observing the recent increase in demand for workers within the development, support and mobile technology industries, as well as the marked expansion of the cloud based application market. Beyond this, Bloxham pointed out that technical aptitude notwithstanding it is often soft skills that make the difference in the recruitment process.

“Jobseekers can differentiate themselves by showing personality, self-motivation, and enthusiasm for both their own future and the company they seek to join” says Bloxham. He continues “Ambition is an excellent quality providing it is kept realistic. Even after years of experience and hard work, not everyone gets to work at Google or Apple! It’s important that students think where the skills they learn during their education could be best used, as well as what transferable skills they have acquired. The candidates who have a realistic view of their key strengths – and can communicate these well – are those most likely to quickly find gainful employment.”

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