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  • How do we get young people into the IT industry?

    23 September 2010

    The injection of young talent is increasingly important in ensuring the growth of industry sectors. Britain boasts a wealth of law, accounting and business professionals but forecasts have suggested that shortages in the IT sector continue to be the case with more and more young people opting to take a different profession.

    With technology everywhere around us and the use of it growing each day, a career in IT should surely be in demand? With many people using technology on a daily basis at work, in education and at home, technology is now viewed as an essential skill needed rather then something to build a career on. For many young people the low level of tutoring at their educational institution may have not been a prime motivation to move into the industry, also the mixed reviews about IT apprentice jobs which have turned out to be electronic filing and administrative duties rather than a career to build on.

    There is also the case of being under-qualified in the skills needed to pursue a career in the ‘real world’ IT industry as we work in today. Qualifications such as CiscoHTMLXML and SEO are qualifications that are valuable in the workplace today. The qualifications would increase the opportunity for young people to achieve recognised qualifications which the work place now demands.

    Please visit www.tts-uk.com for further information about Total Training Solutions and to see the list of all our training courses or call 0114 279 2799.

  • Training can make a difference

    20 October 2010

    Continually training employees can only lead to an overall better performance rate in the workplace. However, to transfer the knowledge into the workplace, follow these tips to ensure training is used to its maximum advantage:

    1. The quality and performance of the trainer themselves makes a key difference. It has been shown that people react better to a trainer who is trained in the specific industry and can offer advice and support from their real life experiences to demonstrate to the participants.
    2. Training should follow a structured training programme designed to help participants retain the information. Each class should relate to the last and to the next and should build on the values and skills previously learnt. It may also be handy to schedule the training sessions in blocks throughout the week, thus giving the participants a chance to employ their training throughout the week and analyse its outcome.
    3. Managers could attend training sessions to reinforce their own skills and learn some new ones. Other employees may find it useful to see their managers using new skills and build their own confidence to implement them.
    4. Although there is a huge array of skills and information to train people in, it is important to employ only the ones that are relevant and will be used consistently in a specific job. It is more effective for participants to be able to use their new knowledge within their field immediately.
    5. Give pre-workshop articles or questionnaires. A pre-training exercise can bring a group together on one particular topic and sees some people understanding and retaining the training more prominently.
    6. Keep the training varied, fun and stimulating from session to session. Use real life analogies, visual aids such as power points or whiteboards and encourage active participation which essentially encourages people to transfer their training back to their job.
    7. To aid training and motivation, have a training partner. Whether self-chosen or an assigned one, it gives a chance to compare notes, receive feedback and motivate each other for each session.

    For more information on further training your employees give us a call on 0800 612 1299.

  • How to Fight Back Cyber Security Crime

    11 August 2016

    How to Fight Back Cyber Security Crime in your business – Are you ready?
    The global problem of Cyber Security is a worry to all companies. In the UK whilst Cyber Crime is on the increase due to cloud, mobile computing and the Internet, the professional Cyber Security skill sets are lagging behind. Following a joint study undertaken recently by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 75% of IT Specialists in the UK believe there is a shortage in cyber security talent.
    Companies throughout are struggling to recruit and maintain a expert pool of cyber security professionals and many believe that this has added to the upsurge in hacking incidents as the hackers know that some companies’ cyber security is not strong enough to cope.
    A safe cyber security environment requires a robust workforce. Companies need to act quickly to fix the problem by looking to the future this skills shortage can be abated with improvements in education, staff diversity, training opportunities, security technology and data collection. A synchronised effort is fundamental to overcome the cyber threats and create the more secure environment that business requires.

    If you need to upgrade your skills we offer a comprehensive range of training courses, including the CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional course. You can find out more about our complete range of courses via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

     

  • IS UNIVERSITY THE ONLY CHOICE?

    18 August 2016

    It’s August and along with the warmer weather comes the A & AS level results for many thousands of England, Wales and Northern Ireland teenagers. This year, although pass rates are up, the number of A* and A grades have fallen slightly again. The traditional next choice for many is University and a degree, but getting a degree is not the only route into many careers and with the increase in some University fees to above the previous cap of £9,000 to £9,250 per annum it is not always the most cost effective for some.

    Although this year there are more University places available than ever, many top employers are opening up their recruitment to those leaving school with A-Levels. For someone looking to a career in Computer Science, for example, a 3 year degree course will only start you on the professional road. Employees in this field are looking for further vocational qualifications which can be easily gained by someone with A Levels alone. A report by Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research has shown that those entering apprenticeships after leaving school have much higher lifetime earnings than those going into a graduate career.

    If you need to think seriously about an alternative to University then take a look at some of the industry accredited training courses here. You can find out more about our complete range via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

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