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Apprenticeships could compensate for likely IT talent drain

Apprenticeships could compensate for a likely IT talent drain from public services as the private sector benefits from a recovering economy and the public sector endures continuing austerity.

In it's latest briefing Apprenticeships: a solution to staffing issues? Socitm says that talented personnel shifting from the public to private sectors in search of better pay and prospects present a looming problem for the sector, with public service employers in southeast England already reporting severe competition from the finance sector in London.

The briefing describes the The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and its offering for ICT. It also includes a case study from Chelmsford City Council, which has developed a successful apprentice scheme to provide additional staff for its service desk.

Apprenticeships: a solution to staffing issues? is available free of charge to Socitm Insight subscribers.


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