UK graduate and apprenticeship programmes to address skill shortage

  • Photo: BCS graduates, Ben, Dan & Asim

    Digital infrastructure company, Business Critical Solutions (BCS) is expanding its UK graduate and apprenticeship programme in an attempt to address the tech industry skills shortage.

    The firm has already offered three fully funded placements as part of its growth strategy in partnership with London Southbank and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

    Next year it says it will expand the number of places it offers and work with other Universities including Salford, Reading, Kingston and Nottingham Trent.

    Chris Coward, Senior Consultant at BCS, said: “There is a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the datacentre industry and we feel strongly that companies should do their bit to help alleviate this.

    "It also makes good business sense as we are able to find the best people and teach them the BCS way!”

    BCS had over 200 applicants for the scheme this year and has chosen Ben Chappell and Dan Sheehan through its apprenticeship scheme partnership with London Southbank University.

    Asim Mahmood will complete his 12-month industry placement as part of his Construction Project Management course at Sheffield Hallam University.

    BCS state that in addition to any study requirements, the successful applicants will be involved in every aspect of the business, which provides a full range of services solely within the business critical and technical real estate environments.



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