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Unlocking the South West Tech Hiring Challenges - How Skills Bootcamps and Free Recruitment Can Pave the Way

Skills for Life Bootcamps in Devon and Cornwall are creating some of the best early-career tech talent and are about to become available across the South West region.

Following the completion of a 12-week, highly intensive IT and Cyber training programme, over 25 highly trained and market-ready individuals will soon enter the South West jobs market, which desperately needs high-calibre IT skills and technical know-how. Best of all, these candidates come with no associated recruitment fees.

The biggest single issue facing the tech industry today is the growing skills gaps that need to be filled. The South West, including Devon and Cornwall, is particularly affected, with companies searching for qualified talent to fill positions. That’s where BIT Training come in. They train, nurture, and prepare the IT and Cyber workforce for a future in these exciting industries, producing talented individuals who are fully trained and ready to go.

The concept of BIT Training Skills Bootcamps is that they combine learning and real-world experience. Delivered by established industry experts, their courses go beyond ‘tick box learning.’ All candidates complete the programme with CompTIA or British Computer Society training, ensuring they are well-prepared for the local job market.

Commenting on the availability of the soon-to-be-qualified trainees, James Pickard, Business Development Manager of BIT Training, said:

“The IT and Cyber Security skills shortage in the South West is a pressing issue that will become increasingly evident in the next year or two. Our latest cohort of trained trainees is creating a much-needed solution, ready to meet this demand and support the region's technical labour demands in the coming months.”

Top candidates have been rigorously assessed for both soft skills and technical aptitude, particularly in Information Security and IT Technical roles. Employers partnering with the programme will benefit from:

  • Trainees trained in CompTIA A+ and ITIL 4 Service Management

  • Cyber Security trainees who have learned BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

By using Skills Bootcamps and its recruitment pool, organisations will help to support the creation of a sustainable flow of local talent and increase access to a diverse pool of candidates ready to make a significant impact in the Devon and Cornwall region.

For more information or to schedule an interview with candidates, please contact BIT Training on 01752 724000 or email or visit their dedicated website hiring page 


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