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Ambition, education and infrastructure: taking the lead in our Tech Nation
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Last week I attended an event at City College which brought together politicians, education providers and employers to share ideas, and to work with the college to create a new institute providing...
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What's it like being an Ideal apprentice?
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The Ideal Academy is our new project, dedicated to encouraging more of the super-smart young people in our local community to choose IT as a career and - hopefully - Ideal as their employer. As...
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How will the next generation of workers consume IT?
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If the next generation of workers see wireless access and cloud storage as the norm, what will their expectations be when they join the workforce? How will you support their potential?
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My experience at Ideal - Iheanyi Obasi
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I started as a master's degree student and part-time network infrastructure engineer, and was supported through Cisco qualifications including CCDP to become full-time team leader in the network...
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Women in IT - the games programmer
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We're often disappointed to receive so few job applications from women. To try and stimulate the discussion around this we're running a series of interviews with women in IT. In this third...
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Women in IT - the graduate project manager
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We're often disappointed to receive so few job applications from women. To try and stimulate the discussion around this we're running a series of interviews and, as one of the six women in the...
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Why we support volunteering in the workplace
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We have a volunteering rota at Ideal – which means that once a month a member of the team spends a day doing voluntary work instead of being in the office. Here’s why I encourage the team to take...
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Women in IT - what's holding us back?
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We're proud of our team at Ideal, and we've recruited some amazing people over the years, but one thing strikes me again and again: why do we get so few female applicants? Out of our staff of 40,...
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What's it like to work at Ideal?
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I'm an Account Director at Ideal and I really enjoy working for a tech start-up. Here's why.
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Does my face fronting the Tech Track 100 encourage more women into IT?
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Ideal ranked 50th in Sunday’s Hiscox Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and I am delighted that all our hard work at Ideal has been recognised in this nationally published league table. I was surprised...
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