Spectromax Scotland to recruit over 300 for IT projects

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Company looking for those with the “right IT attitude”

Spectromax Scotland has announced it plans to create over 300 new jobs in Scotland during the next 3-6 months to support public sector IT projects.

The IT project deployment and software development specialist says it currently has eight projects under consideration, with two major initiatives in “advanced stages” within its pipeline.

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).

Training Contract Agreement DealIt 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 and software project based knowledge, and it also aims to “stimulate a new type of IT attitude”, said the company.

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. “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.”

Agreement Deal Shake handsHe said: “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.”

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