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BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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IT skills framework (SFIAplus) | SFIAplus | Business solutions Managing and developing skills is key to professional development. SFIAplus forms the basis for this, which is crucial for both individuals and employers when it comes to career planning, talent management and skills development. SFIA is the industry international skills and competency framework to help organisations professionally develop their IT functions. SFIAplus adds detailed training and development resources to provide the most established and widely adopted IT skills, training and development model. 'SFIAplus offered the flexibility to tailor roles to the specific needs of our employees. We now have a basis on which to build future talent management programmes'. 'These are challenging times for business and individuals, so it's more important than ever that we keep our team's skill updated.'

Institution of Civil Engineers - Career prospects When deciding on the kind of job you want to do as a profession, it’s important to think about the opportunities you’ll have to be successful in your career. ICE has put together some questions you should ask about civil engineering: How much would I get paid? Civil engineers can earn anywhere between £20,000 and £80,000. Imagine that! You salary is likely to start around £20,000 and increase as you gain more experience and become professionally qualified. back to top Can I work abroad? There are projects all over the world that need civil engineers. Projects abroad aren’t all well known. ICE can help you become a professionally qualified civil engineer with a qualification that’s highly recognised qualification around the world! Do civil engineers work on site all the time? No. It is important that civil engineers check the work that is being done and ensure that everything is on plan and within the budget laid out at the start of the project. Can my careers advisor help me?

CIPS - Leading global excellence in procurement and supply - The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply New e-skills UK research shows demand for IT staff at a record high Posted on: 04/07/12 The latest Technology Insights research report from e-skills UK, launched today, reveals that IT employment through to 2020 is forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average. A record 129,000 new recruits a year are needed to fill IT & Telecoms jobs in the UK, both brand new jobs and to replace those leaving the sector. The highest levels of employment growth are in high skill areas like software professionals, ICT managers, and IT strategy and planning professionals. The number of advertised vacancies has also recovered dramatically from a low point of 82,000 per quarter in 2009 to more than 116,000 per quarter in 2011. Speaking about the research, Karen Price, CEO of e-skills UK, said; "Technology Insights 2012 shows how important IT and Telecoms is to the competitiveness and economic growth of the UK. Click here to access the full 'Technology Insights 2012: UK' report. Summary of key statistics

ISO What is a standard? A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. We published over 21000 International Standards that can be purchased from the ISO store or from our members. What are the benefits of ISO International Standards? ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. Learn more about the benefits of ISO standards ISO standards in action We also have information about how ISO standards work in the real world. Learn more about ISO standards in action How to find a standard? ISO has over 21000 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business.

Institution of Civil Engineers - Students and young learners To understand what civil engineers do, you need to think about what you do in the first hour after you wake up on a Monday morning. You clean your teeth using the running water in your bathroom. Have a cup of tea or coffee. You travel to work on a finely constructed network of roads or on a train or underground system. You park your car or grab another cup of coffee at the train station before heading to the office. Civil engineers design and build bridges, roads, railways, and tunnels. Without civil engineers we wouldn’t have a constant supply of clean water, or sustainable energy to help us save our planet. If you’d like to find out more then download a full colour version of the Little Book of Civilisation now.

Psychology - Careers, education and training Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then psychology could be for you. Whether you are at school, studying at university or have already started your career, our resources will help you make the most of your potential. Careers in Psychology Our Careers Portal contains information on how to become a psychologist, studying, work experience tips and changing your career. Accredited courses and training programmes Search for accredited courses and how to get a course accredited. Learning Centre and CPD Psychological testing Society qualifications

UK IT employment grows twice as fast as average The employment of IT professionals will grow twice as fast as the average across sectors up to 2020 with 129,000 new recruits needed every year to meet demand for IT and telecoms workers. Research from e-Skills UK found that last year there were over 116,000 jobs advertised every quarter compared to 82,000 every quarter in 2009. The latest Technology Insights research report from e-Skills revealed that the highest levels of employment growth are in areas such as software professionals, IT managers, and IT strategy and planning professionals. Development, design and support roles are those most advertised, and the most common technical skills requirements are SQL, C, C#, .Net and Java, according to the findings. "Technology Insights 2012 shows how important IT and telecoms is to the competitiveness and economic growth of the UK,” said Karen Price, CEO of e-Skills UK. Email Alerts Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.

Big Data for Networking Big data generated from everything around us at an unprecedented velocity, volume and variety is changing the way we sense the world. Big data analytics has shown great potential in decision making, optimizing operations, preventing threats and capitalizing on new sources of revenues in various fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, and retail. To harness the power of big data, many research efforts have been made to develop new data programming models, e.g., MapReduce, and enhance data processing infrastructure from aspects of computation, storage and network. As networking plays a critical role in big data generation, transmission and processing, networking for big data has been well investigated. However, how big data affects networking is seldom studied. This special issue covers the most recent research results that address challenges of big data for networking.

whynotchemeng | UK and Ireland | Home Careers using foreign languages A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. Specialist language occupations These include working as a translator, interpreter, language teacher or linguist. Though the terms interpreting/interpretation and translating/translation are often used interchangeably, these professions are different. Translation Translators translate written material from one language to another. To be a translator you need the ability to write and express yourself very well in the target language, usually your native tongue, and a good knowledge of the source language(s), usually foreign languages. Translators make great use of dictionaries, the internet, and other reference materials. Translators are usually paid per word in the source language.

Largest IT employment gains in four years reported The nation's employment outlook for IT professionals has suddenly surged, gaining 18,200 jobs, the largest monthly increase since 2008, according to tech employment-research firm Foote Partners. Java developer most difficult tech job to fill: Survey In July, 4,900 new IT jobs were added in two job segments, telecommunications, and separately "data processing, hosting and related services," Foote Partners said today. Also added were 13,300 other jobs in sectors called "management and technical consulting services" and "computer systems design/related services." To continue reading, register here to become an Insider It's FREE to join Network World - The nation's employment outlook for IT professionals has suddenly surged, gaining 18,200 jobs, the largest monthly increase since 2008, according to tech employment-research firm Foote Partners. While his remarks were upbeat, Foote also adds that not all IT workers are equally benefiting from the jobs expansion.

SFIA Level 5 | Assessment criteria | Chartered IT Professional (CITP) | Become chartered | Membership The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is the UK government backed high-level IT skills standard. It describes the typical roles in IT and the skills needed to fulfil them. The required level for CITP is SFIA Level 5. Levels 4 and 6 are also shown at the bottom of this page to provide a context for level 5. SFIA Level 5 - Ensure and Advise (CITP standard) AutonomyWorks under broad direction. InfluenceInfluences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own specialism. ComplexityPerforms an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities. Business skillsAdvises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and can make appropriate choices from alternatives. SFIA Level 4 - Enable AutonomyWorks under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. InfluenceInfluences customers, suppliers and partners at account level.

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