The Channel logo

News

By | Jennifer Baker 28th October 2014 11:35

Looking for a job in Europe? Experienced IT staff needed in UK, Italy and Germany

New graduates need life skills, says Euro Commish report

Qualified IT worker? Fancy working in Europe? Come on over... but only to the UK, Italy and Germany.

According to a new report funded by the European Commission, the number of ICT jobs in Europe is growing by about 4 per cent per year. But the number of suitably skilled workers is not keeping pace and by 2015, it predicts a structural shortage of over 500,000 jobs caused by a lack of available talent.

But the biggest gaps are in the UK, Germany, and Italy, which together account for 60 per cent of all vacancies in Europe. Part of the problem according to respondents is that newly qualified worker lack the necessary life skills. Fifty-one per centof CIOs said recent graduates needed additional training in business and interpersonal skills.

However, it seems you can teach old dogs new tricks - 71 per cent said that experienced workers were able to keep their skills up to date through regular training. ®

comment icon Read 42 comments on this article or post a comment alert Send corrections

Opinion

Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Stranded_ships

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Features

STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock
Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'