The Information Technologists’ Company runs a rapidly expanding Journeyman Scheme to support young IT professionals with leadership potential in the early stages of their careers.
The Scheme assists potential future leaders to develop their careers after their initial education. The usual period of the “journey” is 3 years, during which time the Journeyman is guided by a Journey Mentor from ITC and, where possible, one from their employer too. At the end of the Journey, the Journeyman is expected to apply to join the Company as a Freeman.
Who is the scheme for?
The Journeyman Scheme is intended for young, qualified IT professionals, who have leadership potential. Typically they will be between the ages of 23 and 35, although this will depend on when their IT career started. Journeymen will be mature, qualified individuals who are capable of taking responsibility for their own careers.
Management of the Scheme
The Journeyman Scheme is supported by a Journey Mentor who is a member of our Company. The role of the mentor is to provide support and guidance to the Journeyman both on developing his or her professionalism and on the wider aspects of participating in the IT community and the Company. At the end of the Journey, the Mentor makes recommendations to the Company as to the Journeyman’s suitability for membership as a Freeman.
The Pinkerton Award for Journeymen
Thanks to the generosity of Fujitsu, all current Journeymen are eligible to enter for the John Pinkerton Award each year. The award, of several thousand pounds, is to help fund the winning Journeyman through a particular education programme or project which will add to his or her development as a leading IT practitioner. The prize is awarded at the May Business Lunch, to the winning essay submitted by mid- March.