Author Archives: Stephen Shilton

Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

Are you in your penultimate year or perhaps earlier? Have you been hit with questions like this from a “well-meaning” friend or relative? There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Lots of major graduate recruiters … Continue reading

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You need to have a Computing or Software Engineering degree to get a decent IT job. Don’t you?

Just the other day I read: “Scottish Government to help tackle ‘unprecedented’ cyber crime rise.” I couldn’t help thinking that the Government’s aim will be hard to achieve, given the IT skills shortage in the labour market at the moment – … Continue reading

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Life in the Pod

Life in the Pod It’s life Jim, but not as we know it… For the uninitiated, a pod in this context has nothing to do with whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises or hippopotami. A pod is, in fact, a small and … Continue reading

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