Swindon - Outsource UK, Swindon’s IT recruitment specialists and preferred suppliers to Nationwide Building Society, have teamed up with award-winning QA, one of the leading training and consulting companies in the UK, to offer IT jobseekers a career boost in the form of a free professional training course.
A free prize draw will take place on September 18th at the Swindon Evening Advertiser’s Autumn Job Fair, Hilton Hotel, junction 16 of the M4. To qualify, IT jobseekers only need to visit Outsource UK’s exhibition stand, have a brief chat with one of the experienced recruitment consultants and leave their business card together with their Curriculum Vitae.
The lucky winner will be able to choose from over 200 of QA’s 600 courses in technical, personal or professional development. The course can be of any duration and either beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Copies of QA’s current course catalogue will be available on the stand or go to www.qa.com
Paul Jameson has 15 years experience in the IT recruitment industry with 13 years as MD of Outsource UK. He points out that ‘Confidence in the economy is returning and recruitment has been unusually busy over the summer. Skills most in demand seem to be Microsoft .Net, web-based development and testing. We are having to look further afield for people so we need to hear from good local candidates to fill the rising number of vacancies on our books.’
Free Seminar: ‘Progressing Your Career in IT’
With many IT redundancies in the South West in recent months, it is not uncommon for people to panic, to go through the motions of jobhunting and then to take the first job offer that comes along. This is not always best in the long run so Outsource UK are running two seminars to encourage jobseekers to take a step back, evaluate ALL the options including retraining, and to think more strategically about career development.
The free seminars will be held at 12 - 12.30 and 5.30 – 6pm on at the jobfair on 18th September 2003.
*Terms and conditions available upon request or check out the website www.outsource-uk.co.uk which also carries a list of available jobs and is updated several times a day.
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Rhona Jack MIPR
Blue Click PR
Tel 01793 523523
M 07866 546221
Notes for Editors;
Formed in 1991, Outsource UK Ltd specialises in recruiting highly skilled permanent and contract IT staff across the UK and in specialist roles abroad. It is the only specialist IT recruitment agency in Swindon, close to the M4’s ‘silicon valley’ where a number of high-profile clients are based.
The first placement was with Brann Direct Marketing in nearby Cirencester and since 1995, Outsource UK has been a preferred supplier for the Nationwide Building Society. The first defence contracts began in 1998 and around 8% of candidates now have national security clearance. Details of over 12,000 candidates are held on file and candidates benefit from an online jobsearch facility on the database-driven website www.outsource-uk.co.uk Vacancies range from IT helpdesk to IT line managers with all the technical disciplines in between.
The company has grown and now employs nine people with a turnover of £2.5 million (2002/2003) in spite of the depressed markets of 2002 when many larger competitors were making redundancies or closing altogether. During this period, Outsource UK’s Permanent Division has also seen its strongest performance yet. Permanent vacancies tend to be focused in the south west region in Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
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