Young Islanders reveal confidence in Guernsey’s job market
Over three quarters (78%) of students in Guernsey who were surveyed believe the IT industry holds exciting career opportunities for them, according to recent research by leading managed and professional IT services provider, Itex.
More than half (56%) of the 11-24 year olds surveyed also said they were not worried about finding employment in Guernsey after their studies, and more than 63% felt there was enough opportunity in the island to allow them to pursue their chosen career.
One hundred and nineteen people took part in the survey at the recent two-day April Careers Fair at Beau Sejour. The results further revealed that salary and benefits, as well as training and personal development, ranked among the most important factors when considering a career path. Organisational structure was among the least important considerations.
Itex Guernsey Managing Director, Richard Parker said, “This is an exciting time for all players in the IT services market. At Itex, we are committed to providing exciting and rewarding career opportunities for those who choose to pursue IT as a career path.”
Itex currently provides offshore IT services for some of the largest eGaming and financial service companies in the world. The group is the largest offshore IT services provider, with more than 30 years of experience in providing a range of innovative technology solutions to a variety of clients operating in the offshore jurisdictions. These include core IT services like consultancy, data hosting, storage solutions and disaster recovery. Working closely with partners like Hewlett Packard, Cisco, VMWare and Microsoft, Itex is able to provide the best possible IT services to improve business efficiency.
Ashleigh Taylor, Itex Marketing Assistant, who conducted the survey said, “It was really encouraging to see such enthusiasm from the students at the Careers Show, the drive and passion that came across demonstrates strength in the future of the IT industry and the importance of supporting the development of talent that is available on the island”
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