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17 Oct 2008

IT graduates sought A shortage of university leavers filling graduate IT jobs could affect the delivery of public services, according to the British Computer Society (BCS).

Debating the future of the IT sector in the UK, the BCS said high-flying IT students are sought for graduate jobs in London, healthcare and defence – making it more challenging for the public sector to compete for recruits.

David Evans, government relations spokesperson at the BCS, said: "Those who can afford to raise salaries and become more aggressive about their recruitment are going to be the ones who attract the best IT graduates."

"There is always going to be a point further on down the line when this will start to affect those things that matter to us on a daily basis, like public services," he added.

Meanwhile, Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown, from the University of East London, said that the IT sector is failing to recruit female graduates – a problem that needs addressing.

Earlier this year, a study by PDI found that firms which hold onto their brightest recruits will have a distinct advantage over their competitors.

The company said that recruiters are desperate to hold onto talented staff during the economic downturn.

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