aA
With the IT market continuously growing in Lithuania, there is a constant demand for IT specialists. IT sector is dynamic and always changing, and the need for employees is mostly related to new projects or products and rapidly changing customers’ needs. There is no secret that IT specialists are among the most wanted employees in the Lithuanian labour market, a press release from TransUnion states.
Most wanted employees: there are still not enough future specialists studying in universities
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

According to Marija Vaičiulytė-Balčė, HR Manager at credit risk assessment and information solutions company "TransUnion" (former "Callcredit"), the demand for these specialists continuously grow both in Lithuania and the whole world. "As we live in times of technologies, Lithuanian universities are not yet able to meet that demand and prepare sufficient number of specialists; besides, they do not have enough study programs to prepare specialists of some specific fields", says she. Meanwhile, the number of IT companies and services centres gradually grow in Lithuania, and in turn more specialists are needed to work there.

Company's culture is the best motivation

M. Vaičiulytė-Balčė says that the biggest challenge yet remains to attract specialists to particular company. "IT specialists market in Lithuania is quite limited which means that any IT company probably will face quite a challenge in finding exceptional specialists (e.g. QA testers) in the Lithuanian market", the HR Manager says.

IT specialists who are to start their careers say that the main factors determining which employer to choose are a good working environment, salary and available opportunities of development as well as career opportunities in the company. Vytautas Jurkevičius, Programmer at Kaunas Division of "TransUnion", tells that several years ago, when he decided to work in the IT sector, the main reason why he chose this position was the average salary of programmer. "Obviously, opportunities to develop my skills in the company, the technologies used there, company's culture and friends' recommendations were also important aspects determining my decision to work in this company", says he.

Meanwhile, Rūta Pociūtė, working as a tester at "TransUnion", tells a slightly different story. At first she worked in a different field, but having considered the opportunities offered in the IT field, she decided to change her profession. "Since school, I have always wanted to work in IT field, but eventually I chose a different path. However, it was not difficult to come back and fulfil my former dreams. I wanted to work in IT field, because I see so much potential there", tells the tester.

Nevertheless, there are some things which can become either a challenge or an insoluble problem to a fresh IT specialist; the result depends on his personality, motivation, attitude to work and responsibility level. A student might find it challenging to combine work, studies and free time, whereas individualists will have to accept that most of the work in the IT field is done while working in a team. "I am rather an introvert person, so it was really difficult to get over myself and ask for advice from colleagues", says V. Jurkevičius.

Potential employees are still attending school

According to Marija Vaičiulytė-Balčė, HR Manager at "TransUnion", the business sector must take initiative and start active communication with universities, telling them about their needs, jointly preparing study programs and sharing their experience with students. "In order to meet business needs in the future, it is high time to start educating school pupils as well, provide them with knowledge and help them in choosing their future paths. As the IT sector is continuously growing, we started exploring other markets and specialists therein as well, and this tendency will certainly grow in the future", says M. Vaičiulytė-Balčė.

In addition to being the IT and science centre of Lithuania, in recent years Kaunas is also becoming the perfect location for services centres, providing a base to lots of qualified IT specialists. Thus, those who dream of future career in the IT area, should have this place in mind.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

airBaltic plans to resume flights to London, Dublin and Dubrovnik but has no permits yet

Latvian airline airBaltic says it plans to resume flights from Vilnius to London and Dublin in...

Lithuanian company offers solution for international control of coronavirus test and vaccine

After the global coronavirus pandemic began in Wuhan it has affected people all over the world....

Avia Solutions Group to sel Baltic Ground Services Poland

Avia Solutions Group , the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe, has...

Paysera has new vice president for development abroad

Starting June 1, Marius Pareščius , IT expert, businessman, and innovator, will be responsible for...

Palanga airport set to reopen with 1st flight since lockdown

Hungary's Wizz Air is on Tuesday relaunching its regular service between Palanga and Dortmund,...

Top news

Free movement between Poland and Baltics to be restored next week

Free movement between Poland and the Baltic states will be resumed next week, Lithuanian Prime...

Candidates list of social democrats for upcoming Seimas election approved

The presidium of the opposition Social Democratic Party of Lithuania on Thursday approved the...

airBaltic plans to resume flights to London, Dublin and Dubrovnik but has no permits yet

Latvian airline airBaltic says it plans to resume flights from Vilnius to London and Dublin in...

7 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Thursday, Lithuania has detected 7 new coronavirus cases. Overall, there have been 1694 COVID-19...

Foreign minister: EU's external borders unlikely to open until late June

The European Union 's external borders may remain closed until late June, Lithuanian Foreign...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina