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<br /> 2020<br /> Edition 23<br /> Sponsored by<br /> IT &<br /> Technology<br /> targetjobs.co.uk/it<br /> DISCOVER<br /> PLAN<br /> SUCCEED<br /> Bringing the next gen in<br /> to STEM. That's top of<br /> our agenda.<br /> We want to encourage the<br /> best and brightest to build<br /> their careers with us. That's<br /> why we're investing heavily<br /> in the talents of tomorrow's<br /> thought leaders.<br /> To learn more about the opportunities<br /> available at CGI, visit<br /> cgi-group.co.uk/careers<br /> Be part<br /> of our story. #ExperienceCGI<br /> WELCOME<br /> 1<br /> 2020<br /> Edition<br /> Editor's column<br /> The reach of the IT and technology sector has never been wider, and it is<br /> used throughout all industries. As new technologies arise and become<br /> part of everyday life, new jobs and career routes are opening up. Plus, more<br /> employers are actively looking to employ students who haven't studied a<br /> s<a title="TARGETjobs IT &amp; Technology 2020 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c175f27c?page=1"> 2020 Edition 23 Sponsored by IT & Technology t</a> <a title="TARGETjobs IT &amp; Technology 2020 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c175f27c?page=2"> Bringing the next gen in to STEM. That's top of o</a> <a title="TARGETjobs IT &amp; Technology 2020 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c175f27c?page=3"> WELCOME 1 2020 Edition Editor's column The rea</a> <a title="TARGETjobs IT &amp; Technology 2020 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c175f27c?page=4"> 2 Why work in IT & technology? The IT and techno</a> <a title="TARGETjobs IT &amp; Technology 2020 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c175f27c?page=5"> 4. 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