We talk to Nim Gopal about the requirements our Managed Services department have been receiving from clients
Nim started working at Fuel Recruitment as a Trainee Recruiter in 2011, she has since been promoted to Principal Resourcing Consultant, helping to develop and mentor our Managed Services team. We’ve been chatting to Nim to find out what trends she’s observed in her department for the first half of 2015.
What roles do the Managed Services team recruit for?
We focus on the IT industry with predominant emphasis on large enterprise, defence, security and other public sector clients who require candidates for Security Cleared environments.
What jobs have been in demand this year so far?
Due to the nature and business of my clients, Security Cleared candidates are constantly in high demand. We have been receiving increasing numbers of requirements from clients recruiting for a range of skills from Technical Architects, to Applications Packagers, IT Project Managers and Programme Managers. This is due to the initiation of new projects following the release of budgets at the start of the financial year. We have also seen an increase in requests for Infrastructure Engineers and Java Developers, the latter predominantly being in the public sector.
What qualifications and experience are candidates required to have for these roles?
Typically for IT Project and Programme Managers, candidates should have experience in IT Infrastructure, along with qualifications in Prince 2, ITIL or PMP. With regards to Infrastructure Engineers the requirement is that they are MCSE qualified with infrastructure server experience. The Java Developer qualifications are similar, looking for candidates with front and back-end development and more importantly Java 7 experience.
How can prospective candidates make their CVs more attractive to you/the client?
If a candidate holds Security Clearance it would be beneficial for them to highlight this on their CV. However, not having clearance would not hinder us from contacting and placing prospective applicants.
A ‘Key Skills’ or ‘Technologies’ section, also helps a CV to stand out. It assists the reader to quickly match your background and experience to the appropriate role for you.
To view the roles we currently have available check out our Jobs page.