Trust HR, agree with you.
Put it this way, a few years ago IT was seen as an alternative to Doctor, Lawyer,Accountant. I would not advise any of my children to follow a career in IT due to the outsourcing.
Mind you Trust, these days many companies are trying to 'Insource' with no luck as the number of IT graduates in the UK are drying up, having .earned a lesson from the 2000-2002 era of 'outsourcing frenzy'.
So you see the market adjusts for these changes, and now the UK based IT candidates are once again after big money.
If you understand enterprise arhitecture, you can get yourself a tidy 5 figure number as an IT Consultant/Architect.
Are we still training them from university, yes we are, but not in the same numbers I think....