IT opportunity being offered to 16 young people in Moray

A career in the Information Technology services industry awaits 16 young people in Moray thanks to a newly-established development centre in Forres.

French firm ATOS has revealed they are to recruit 30 trainees from throughout Scotland to work in their cyber security and cloud computing division.

The firm has become well known for perhaps the wrong reasons, its healthcare division having been contracted by the UK Government to carry out controversial capability work assessments at the heart of the drive to cut the national welfare bill.

However, the ATOS IT arm created 50 jobs at its centre in Montrose taking its employee base in Scotland to 1500. Now they say they will recruit 30 apprentices with 16 of these available at their Forres development centre.

The ATOS Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said: “Given our key role with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where we are providing essential games management systems and games information systems, plus the positive impact already being made by the new development and innovation centre in Forres, we are entering a key period for the company in Scotland.

“We are building for the future in the delivery of world-class IT services and these new apprenticeship roles are a significant part of that process.”

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