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    Hi all,

    Long story short... ITIL and PRINCE2 are certificates that make someone so employable and so many senior members of staff in large companies have these on their CVs, but no one's really offering them to students in universities/colleges despite the massive potential for employment with them...

    I've just started a placement (3rd year Business Student at Loughborough) at a training firm and they offer training to a load of companies. I won't name the company I'm working for because I'm not trying to advertise or sell anything right now. So, for example, ITIL is an advanced certification of IT Service Management and it's usually offered to people already in good jobs with a lot of experience. Another example is PRINCE2 which is the most widely recognised certificate in Project Management (loads of managers have this certificate) and it's particularly massive in the IT sector.

    Anyway, for me, I'm a bit bewildered as to why they've never pushed for IT students achieving these kinds of certifications? I'm a business student myself I already know I'll be doing this PRINCE2 because it looks ridiculously good on a CV. This really isn't me trying to sell something to the lot of you, but as IT students or former IT students, would you have taken an internationally recognised course like ITIL or PRINCE2? The quality of the certification and the training are genuinely really good and I don't see why students aren't getting the opportunity to get these things on a CV and compete with those who have been working for a lot longer than us.

    Any and all honest thoughts are welcome!

    Ive done ITIL its not hard buy a book of amazon

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