Wired Sussex Blog

Check Out the Talent2017: Skills Summit Programme

We are pleased to announce the programme of the Talent2017’s Skills Summit, which will take place on the 16th March at City College Brighton and Hove. Tickets to the Skills Summit are available here.  Attracting and growing the best talent is the lifeblood of any successful and ambitious business. The Talent2017: Skills Summit will offer delegates the chance to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. We’ve planned a full-day programme of expert speakers, workshops and best practice business case studies, with an emphasis on …

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Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Making the Most of Recruitment Events as an Employer

Maximising your opportunities for finding great talent at recruitment events You’ve probably all heard the good news by now that Wired Sussex are running Talent2017, a skills festival for the digital sector, of which the first event will be a Jobs Fair. You might think these type of events just benefit jobseekers, but there could be a whole lot more important opportunity than you imagine for unlocking and safeguarding your talent and future business! Here’s a few tips on how you can maximise your time and investment in recruitment events to help protect your talent pipeline: Plan your staff time …

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All about the Talent2017 Experience Day

The digital and creative economy is worth nearly as much to Brighton as the tourist economy – a fact that is a bit of a surprise to many of the people who live here. A thriving sector, that provides stimulating, well paid jobs with a lower risk of automation or obsolescence in the future is right here on the doorsteps of the 60,000* children and young people living in our city. So it makes sense that we build connections between the sector and educators and help make young people aware of the opportunities that lie before them. The third day …

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A big welcome and thank you to our Talent2017 sponsors and supporters

We are excited to unveil our sponsors and supporters of Talent2017: the region’s largest digital and skills festival. Talent2017 – a skills festival for the digital sector – is taking place in Brighton between 15 – 17th March and is dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. the festival will consist of a jobs fair, a skills summit and an experience day. In addition to our headline sponsors iCrossing; we are pleased to welcome a number of key sponsors and supporters. Festival sponsors Crunch are one of …

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Extending Local Full Fibre Networks: Our Response to the Government’s Call for Evidence

The Government recently requested submissions on ways that it might most effectively use public funding to encourage the deployment of full fibre networks in the UK. It asked organisations to respond to 3 questions. This is what we said: Wired Sussex is a membership organisation for digital, media and technology businesses in Sussex. We have a membership of over 2,500 businesses and we support them to innovate and grow. We have member businesses of all sizes – from large corporations to freelancers. Most are SMEs – ambitious, fast growing, innovating with new technology and new business models. Question 1: What …

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Talent 2017: Jobs Fair Stand Opportunities

15th March – Jury’s Inn (Seafront) in Brighton The first day of Talent 2017 will be a jobs fair showcasing the best job opportunities and companies in the digital, media and tech sector in Sussex to over 1,000 attendees. The event will give jobseekers the opportunity to interact with digital, media and tech businesses face to face. They’ll be able to learn about various roles and opportunities, engage with companies, and gain various tips and insights through our varied programme of talks and workshops. We will be marketing the event heavily to our database of over 11,000 jobseekers as well …

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Headline sponsor plans for the region’s largest digital jobs and skills festival

We are excited to announce that Brighton-based global digital marketing agency iCrossing will be the headline sponsor for Talent2017: the region’s largest digital and skills festival. iCrossing’s CEO, Mark Iremonger said: “There are fantastic career opportunities for young people in the digital, technology and media sector. As a market leader in digital marketing and a big employer in Brighton we’re delighted to sponsor an event that attracts young talent into our industry.” Talent2017 is a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run for …

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How to be a Successful Freelancer #WiredBrekkie

On the 10th November, we ran a Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshop on being a successful freelancer. We invited Richard Nash, Charlotte Ricca-Smith and Jim Callender to talk about their freelancer journey. Charlotte has kindly accepted to put her thoughts to paper. Here is her story of how she reconverted from freelance Journalist to Content Producer:  I was recently asked to speak at Wired Sussex breakfast session on ‘How to be a successful freelancer’. The invite couldn’t have come at a better time, as after 15 years or so as a freelance journalist I have had to rethink my job in order to …

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HR Resolutions: getting ahead for the New Year

Even if you don’t have a dedicated HR person within the company, if you employ staff you will need to look after your employees and internal communications to make sure the business runs smoothly. Make it your resolution to focus on a few areas that could make all the difference in 2017. Here’s some things to consider that could set you off to a better year: Evaluate Look at the successes, as well as challenges you faced in 2016: What could have gone better and what could be done to prevent issues happening again? What are you and your staff …

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