Wednesday 14th May 2008
IT jobs generation pass on the torch
Children of those in IT jobs could find their parents helping to pave the way for them to follow a similar career path.
A new survey has found that three quarters of IT workers would be happy to encourage their children into a career in IT.
The results reflect parents' natural hope for stability in their children's futures, with over 70 per cent of workers surveyed saying they felt secure in their own jobs and were expecting improvements in pay in the near future.
Their confidence is backed by recent findings from the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO), which predicts that, despite a global downturn, the European IT sector can expect growth of three per cent in 2008, and just under that figure in 2009.
EITO chair Bruno Lamborghini says: "Based on solid growth in the European market and their enormous potential in know-how, European companies are well positioned to excel in global competition."
With strong and steady growth, it is no wonder that IT workers are keen for their children to have a slice of what this year, EITO predicts, will be a £600 billion pie.
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