Wired Sussex Blog

How to find an intern in Sussex

Many Wired Sussex members and residents ask me about how they can employ an intern. As the Skills & Talent Manager for Wired Sussex, I thought a blog post about internships would be helpful. Internships are not free labour! Before you even consider employing an intern, think about the below: Is the work on offer to your potential intern really work? Are you looking for a graduate or a current undergraduate? Consider the time of year you would like to employ the intern, especially around the university academic year. How long do you expect the intern to work for? How …

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Talent2018: showcase your company to great talent

Over three days in June (5-7th), we’re holding Talent2018, the skills festival for the digital sector, to provide businesses with the opportunities and support they need to attract, train and retain talent. Taking place at Brighton Dome on 5th June, Talent2018: Jobs Fair gives businesses the chance to showcase their company and job opportunities to around 1500 jobseekers looking to take their first (or next) step on the digital, media and tech career ladder. Becoming an exhibitor at the Jobs Fair is a great platform for you to raise your company profile; with opportunities promoted heavily to our unequalled network …

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Six months in: The FuseBox residency programme continues

Six months into our current residency programme and The FuseBox is alive with ideas and innovation. The opportunity for collaborative workspace with access to mixed reality facilities has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals now based at the FuseBox ranging from virtual reality experts to interactive artists to cognitive scientists. The even better news is that we still have available space and if you are looking for either workspace, business support and or access to collaborators, then please read on to see how you might be able to get involved… Who is the …

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Get involved with Talent2018: a skills festival for the digital sector

Hi I’m Rifa and I’m delighted to be the new Festival Producer for Talent2018. I’m doing all the planning and organising for this three day festival: the Jobs Fair, the Skills Summit and the Portfolio Clinic. I’m your main point of contact. Talent2018 is the highlight of the Wired Sussex calendar so make sure you get involved. See what we did last year. Day 1 – Jobs Fair – Tuesday 5 June On Tuesday 5 June, we’ll have a fantastic Jobs Fair at Brighton Dome with 40 digital companies ready to share their knowledge about the industry with talented job seekers. Expect …

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A Goodbye from Laura & Hello from Mia

My time at Wired Sussex has come to an end and I just wanted to say a quick farewell and introduce you to Mia, who will be your new point of contact at Wired Sussex for all things membership. I started my Wired Sussex journey helping organise our Open Studios Week back in 2016. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to see first-hand some of the exciting companies and projects happening around Sussex (plus I got to have a snoop around some amazing offices as well). It was also a great introduction to some of our members and enabled …

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Salary and Salary Alone?

At the recent Manchester Digital’s skills festival, I attended a workshop about the city’s digital salaries and rewards. What stood out from the discussion was the belief amongst Manchester’s digital employers that they have to routinely offer far greater salaries to remain attractive. From the festivals skills audit 47% of the surveyed Manchester digital businesses have had to inflate salaries to remain competitive. The majority of these salary increases were for developers and digital marketers who consistently receive above average pay rises. This means nearly half of Manchester’s digital business are paying way over the top salaries just to be …

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How To Stand Out as a Great Employer – guest blog by Empowered People HR

What does it mean to be a great employer and why should it matter? Something you may not know, Brighton is home to 3 times as many digital/tech companies than anywhere else in the UK. Aren’t we lucky! Not only do we live by the sea, in our vibrant city, we’re also surrounded by talented people – but we’re all fighting for the same talent. It’s not an employer’s world anymore, so there just isn’t enough talent. When you advertise for a developer these days you’ll be lucky to get 10 decent applications. That’s one of the reasons why Talent2018 …

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BrightonSEO ticket giveaway and discount for members!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. However, you can still claim a discount on paid tickets. BrightonSEO is the UK’s biggest search marketing conference and training event; bringing together some of the best in the world of search, and this year it sold out free tickets in a matter of minutes! We’ve teamed up with the lovely folk at BrightonSEO for a special ticket giveaway and discount for Wired Sussex members, to their April conference. They’re giving away: 1 free ticket to the BrightonSEO conference and a training course of your choice, taking place on 26th – 27th. Here’s the full list …

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GDPR Compliance: An Opportunity for Business Development. #WiredBrekkie

Yesterday we hosted a Breakfast Session on GDPR and the opportunities it presents for savvy, forward-thinking, digital businesses to advise clients, address their needs and expand upon existing business. Below are the key takeaways from our three wonderful speakers: Scott Appleton (Commercial and IP Lawyer at Moore Law), Simon Cooke (Marketing Director at Pragmatic) and Morgan McCarthy (Founder at CDO Partners). Scott Appleton (Moore Law) kicked off the session with background on GDPR and some of the fundamental issues and legal considerations that they see when advising clients. What is GDPR? It’s only a few months until the implementation of …

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Save money on your recruitment

Hands down January is the busiest month for job searches, as people reflect on the year gone by and look for new adventures and that next step on the career ladder. This means one thing; if you need more staff, now is the perfect time to get recruiting! To support our members during this extra busy period, we have created bulk packages to save you money on your recruitment costs, whilst providing even more extra exposure around roles. You find out more about what’s included in the packages below. There is no expiry date on these packages, meaning you have …

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