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UK's education system blamed for IT jobs going to non-Brits


Job Titles..

Symptomatic of the HR attitude of creating job titles that over state the actual skill of the person in place. Tacking 'engineer' or 'manager' onto a job spec.purely to obfuscate the actual job done. My pet hate is customer account manager i.e. sales man\woman.

The average Plumber, Electrician or Gas person has taken more exams and has more legal certification to practise their trade than any IT guy I know.

The other problem is we don't have politically correct aceptable words for these highly skilled and regulated trades

Bring back and celebrate the old titles of Journeyman, Fitter, Artisan, Tradesmen, Craftsmen, Technician each with their own accepted levels of acheivement, experience, skill and pay levels.

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