Archive for the ‘Jenrick IT’ Category

Jenrick Charity Photo Competition: The winning theme is – ‘A moment of calm…’

Monday, June 16th, 2014

We recently sent out a poll containing a selection of themes for our next charity photo competition, allowing everyone to vote for their favourite.

This year the results were really close but one theme just managed to win it and that theme is… (drum roll please)…

‘A moment of calm…’

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote!

So it’s time to dust off your camera and start snapping away! Send your photos to photo@jenrick.co.uk

Not entered before? This is how it works…

Every year, Jenrick runs a charity photo competition that allows members of the public to enter photos based on a theme, as voted by the public themselves! (more…)

Keith Ferrazzi on Relationship Development for Growth and Success

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

For those of you who attended the Jenrick IT ‘IT Leadership’ event on Thursday June 5th, will remember that during Gary Sage’s keynote speech, he referenced a motivating video by Keith Ferrazzi (The author of the runawayspeaker-keith bestseller ‘Never Eat Alone’), on relationship development for growth success.

Ferrazzi has spoken to companies around the globe about achieving success in work and life by building collaborative and supportive relationships.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Click here to visit the Keith Ferrazzi website
  • Click here to purchase Keith Ferrazzi’s book ‘Never Eat Alone’ on Amazon

 

IT Leadership Event – event review, by Sami Porter (Consultant at Jenrick IT)

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

On Thursday June 5th Jenrick IT held its latest IT Leadership Event, titled “IT Leadership – maximising your impact andTower-Bridge-and-Shard-Jenrick influence.”

The event was opened by Gary Lloyd, an experienced IT Project Manager, Guest Speaker and Author, who put the following statement to a packed audience of IT and Technology Heads at the Guoman Tower Hotel:

“My last IT project was delivered on budget, on time, to the original specification, and exceeded the expectation levels of the client!”

In response, there was not one person who nodded in agreement – although there were an abundance of chuckles and shakes of the head.

WHY?

Gary followed up his opening statement with the statistic that less that 25% of IT projects are delivered on time, on budget and meeting expectations, explaining that delivering a successful project is no simple task regardless of the scale of the operation.

So whether you operate as part of a four man team or make up part of the FTSE100 machine chances are it won’t always be smooth sailing. Why is that? Unfortunately in a world of risk assessment and mitigation, critical paths and Gantt charts, there is not a definitive answer to the above.

There’s an indomitable smorgasbord of bugs and issues that can arise to cause the plotted course of your project to go awry, and like a snowflake, the simplest of issues will never be the same twice.

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RSA Animate – ‘Re-Imagining Work’ by Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Jenrick IT want to share an interesting video found via RSA Events that explores how powerful technology is within the business world and how organisations could benefit if they choose to fully embrace technologies in an open and flexible working environment, for future business growth…

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem — and could it also be part of the solution?

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture.

The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas.

The Company Beauty Contest – The paradigm shift!!, by Philip Fanthom, Managing Director at Jenrick IT

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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In 2014, I (Philip Fanthom, Managing Director at Jenrick IT), have witnessed the biggest gearing up in staffing demand for over a decade. Every statistic being released speaks of growth in all sectors and the increase in demand for skilled workers.

The ICA (Institute of Chartered Accountants) in conjunction with Grant Thornton has announced in the BCM (British Confidence Monitor) that over 450,000 private sector jobs will be created in the next 12 months.

And that’s not all; the City is set to break all records in hiring in 2014 and 2015, despite Barclays recent announcement of cuts. Nottingham has created over 9000 jobs over the last 12 months and Manchester is set for a record hiring spree of over 13,000 jobs. Birmingham is also set for 10% increase in employment opportunities with an estimated 47,000 jobs being created over the next few years.

In addition, we have a rapid increase in demand for professional contractors, especially within the Technology Sector.

As with all great things, there are some ‘health warnings’ that company bosses need to be aware of – where are you going to find the skilled people to fill these vacancies?

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IT – A business unit or a business enabler? Part 1 of 4 – Changing the perception of IT, by Sean Curran (former COO of CCLA Investments and former CFO of BGC Brokerage)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Sean Curran, former COO of CCLA Investments and CFO of BGC Brokerage, kindly contributed the following article on the true busingreen-it-growthess value of I.T.:

The IT press conveys the impression that the key issues facing the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) today revolve around data, security, the use of cloud and the implications of the rise of the bring-your-own-device-to-work generation. But the view from the boardroom is different.

The CEO’s priority is to grow the business. He wants to do this by introducing new products, opening up new communication and delivery channels, increasing repeat business through information-lead loyalty schemes and wider, richer customer interactions, by attracting new customers through targeted marketing campaigns and by smarter, more relevant interactions through social media.

The CEO wants the IT infrastructure to be flexible, scalable, agile and to provide a cost effective service delivery. He wants innovative IT with good governance, the time to market to be fast and solutions to be mobile and customer-friendly from the start.

Applications are moving to the web. Employees are using their own mobile devices. Cloud-based, consumer applications are creeping into the business. The union of social/mobile IT with transactional capabilities give companies a new way to move at the speed of their customers and new methods for engaging with customers to build multifaceted relationships rather than linear transactions. The big challenge for the CTO is to put IT into a position to enable the business to take advantage of these and other new opportunities.

Today many CTOs serve a relatively tactical role and are responsible for technology provisioning, break/fix support, software and hardware upgrades and operational support, including email, application support and password management. However simply being able to keep the ship afloat and hold costs within budget is probably no longer enough.

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IT Contractors: Why go Limited?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

As an IT recruitment consultancy, we (Jenrick IT) are regularly asked by contractors about the benefits of becoming a Limited Company. register-limited-company

To answer this for us, we approached Danbro, an accounting company that specialises in providing this type of advice to contractors, who kindly contributed the following article:

The most important part of the decision is to take expert advice, as although there are many advantages to going Limited, there can be a few downsides that need to be considered.

This guide will cover not only the main differences in accounting and taxation of Limited Companies compared with Sole Traders, but will detail all the benefits of going Limited along with the downsides.

Summary of Self-Employed Taxation

Let’s start by looking at the taxation of self-employed taxpayers.

Being self-employed usually means that you are operating as a sole trader, or a partner in a partnership. Both types give the same result for you as an individual.

When you’re self-employed, you pay tax and national insurance on all your business profits, or your share of business profits if you are a partner in a partnership.

Another important point is that it is you who is in business, so you are fully liable for any debts in your business.

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26,000 new financial tech jobs by June

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The UK financial services industry should have added 26,000 jobs in the year to June, according to a recent survey. CanaryWharf

The research, carried out for trade body the CBI, found that employment at the end of the second quarter should be 26,000 higher than a year before, indicating recovering strength in the sector.

The survey also found that financial services firms could ramp up IT spending over the coming year, noting:

“Investment intentions for the next 12 months were positive across all investment categories, with IT predicted to grow most rapidly.”

“Firms indicated that the main drivers of increased capital spending were replacement, capacity expansion and reaching new customers.”

It also found that overall profitability in the sector continued to grow, if at a more moderate pace than previously.

Matthew Fell, CBI director for competitive markets, said: “Financial services firms are growing steadily and are optimistic about their business situation. Jenrick-IT-(under)The fact that competition is growing highlights intensifying activity in the sector. Businesses plan to spend heavily on IT and are scrambling to find staff to meet growth demands.”

More information:

If you need advice on hiring the best contract or permanent tech talent for your organisation, please contact Jenrick IT Recruitment Consultancy on 01932 245 500.

Article Source: Business Technology – distributed with The Telegraph

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Continued demand for developers – Contact Jenrick IT for job opportunities available immediately!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Jenrick IT, specialist IT recruiters, are reporting continued demand for developers and have a number of job opportuities available developers-wantedimmediately…

Matt Hancock, Recruitment Consultant at Jenrick IT commented:

 “Right now, there is a particular demand for developers, all with companies that offer a great vision and opportunity to progress. I haven’t seen the developer space this buoyant in the last eight years.

We have seen a significant rise in the demand for development staff on both the contract and permanent side not only in Greater London area but also in the rest of the South East, South West as well as the Midlands and Yorkshire.

A number of clients are also offering the opportunity for work from home contracts.”

Current Permanent and Contract Developer roles available at Jenrick:

  • Web Developer - Contract – North West London – Mid to Senior level – £300/day (exp. in HTML5 required)
  • Senior SAS Developer – Permanent – Edinburgh – Senior level – Salary negotiable
  • Senior SAS Developer – Permanent – London – Senior level – Salary negotiable
  • Android Developer – 3 month contract (with possibility to extend) – Southampton – Rate negotiable
  • Java Developer – Permanent – Guildford – Mid to Senior level – Salary negotiable
  • Java Developer – Permananet – Amersham – Mid to Senior level – Salary negotiable
  • Java Developer –  Permanent – Surbiton – Senior level – up to £60k
  • Java Developer – Permanent – Gatwick – Mid level – 45K
  • Software Developer – Permanent – Brighton – Mid level – £32-38k
  • Lead Software Developer –  Permanent – Guildford – Salary negotiable
  • Software Developer – Permanent – Guildford – Mid level – £30-35k
  • Senior Developer – Contract – Central London – £450/day
  • Automated Software Tester – Contract – £450/day
  • Backend Developer – Contract – £450/day
  • Frontend Developer – Contract – £450/day
  • Lead Developer – Contract – £450/day

FURTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a developer, working on either a contract or permanent basis, then Jenrick IT can introduce you to an array of challenging and innovative Clients and Projects.

To find out more, please call +44 (0) 1932 245 500 to speak to a member of the Jenrick IT team.

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Responsive web design (RWD) – the future of the web or a passing fad?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The Internet has come a long way since those early days of dial-up connections and web surfing. It is now part of our very existence. Whether we are filing tax returnsthe_web_is_evolving on a train or doing the weekly shopping from the comfort of our beds, the Internet now has a huge hold on all of us. The way we access the online world, however, is constantly evolving, and that can cause web developers a serious headache. What looks fantastic on a standard laptop may appear distorted and confused on a 5-inch smart phone screen.

That is why responsive web design (RWD) has become so popular with both developers and business owners.

…but is there a long-term future for the latest craze in web development?

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