Call for Participants: ITAM Apprenticeship Scheme (Trailblazing Employers Required)

03 August 2018
2 minute read
ITAM News & Analysis

Call for Participants: ITAM Apprenticeship Scheme (Trailblazing Employers Required)

03 August 2018
2 minute read

ITAM Skills Shortage

ITAM Review research has shown there is a lack of new, young people entering the ITAM world – leading to a lack of skills and a potential problem for organisations, and the wider industry, in the future.

Our 2017 Salary Survey demonstrated a dire shortage of new blood in the ITAM industry

Conversations with ITAM Review conference attendees across the world absolutely back up these findings – attracting new talent into the ITAM industry is difficult and a real concern for many ITAM managers.

Awareness of ITAM as an industry is low and, for those who have heard of ITAM, the overall impression tends to be one of dusty shelves of software packaging, boring spreadsheets in the basement, and being a blocker to the business.

We’d like to do something about that.

What are we doing about it?

ITAM Apprenticeship

“Apprenticeships have a long tradition in the United Kingdom, dating back to around the 12th century” ~ Wikipedia

Apprenticeships have become a staple part of many areas of the IT industry. Large vendors such as Microsoft have programmes to encourage their partners to hire young school leavers into (primarily) technical roles and have them learn through a combination of “on the job” training and a classroom-based curriculum.

The ITAM Review wants to do the same thing for our industry. Our aim is to create a nationally recognised ITAM Apprenticeship programme – but we need your help.

The first thing we must do is create a “Trailblazer group” – that is a collection of employers to help us:

  • Develop the new apprenticeship standards
  • Employ apprentices
  • Review and promote the ongoing standards

We need 10 -12 organisations to work with us to define things such as:

  • Occupational profile
  • Duration and level of apprenticeship
  • Required training

If you’re UK based and want to help us set up the ITAM industry for a strong future, please get in touch using our contact form ( or connect on LinkedIn (

Equally – if you can help us get started with an apprenticeship scheme in your country, let us know.

Cheers, Martin

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