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Langstone Technology Company Tackles Skill Shortage with Graduate Programme

26 September 2014

Author: Claire

Langstone Technology Company Tackles Skill Shortage with Graduate Programme

Established in June of this year by experienced IT consultant Juan Moreno, Cool Blue Solutions Limited is an ‘Application Integrations’ (AI) consultancy. His vision was to tackle graduate unemployment by working directly with leading Universities to equip students with the right skills for the job; and then employ them – and so far this is proving to be very successful.

Cool Blue is a partner for IBM integration products IIB and Websphere MQ and successful graduates are put through an intensive product training programme before delivering front line customer projects. The product is linked primarily with financial and trading companies.

The company aim to increase their team to include twelve graduates in the next year, working out of their south coast office based at Langstone Technology Park. This strategy will not only ensure that they have a highly skilled team but working with a lower cost base than many IT companies, makes them a competitive alternative to offshore based services.   

Juan Moreno, Managing Director comments:

“A recent CBI report stated that 55% of school leavers lack the right work experience and key attributes that set them up for success; it is therefore vital that businesses take more responsibility to actively manage talent and tackle this skills shortage. Cool Blue is aiming to be the most successful AI consultancy in the UK by the end of next year and it is our passion for graduate development through investment that will enable this to happen.”

Martyn Randell, Estates Manager at Langstone comments:

“Langstone is about offering an environment to enable development and growth in STEM areas and Cool Blue Solutions fits this bill. Being part of BEST Network they have the opportunity in time to leverage off the clusters already evolving across the portfolio and tap into established national education partnerships. In the immediate future we provide a great space for their graduate team to grow and will offer as much support as we can to help them fulfil their business plans.”

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