...that is all
There are many jobs in IT that benefit from formal education as much as they benefit from experience and attitude. Not every company has the budget for external expertise and that "girl in accounts" who "learnt the system" has more coal face and systems knowledge that is _relevant to the business_ than any of the shelf grad or expert they can afford.
Not every business is aware of industry best practices but they just want their problem solved with the means they have. The trick is if you have great quals or great attitude / drive then in the business case "just be useful"