Wired Sussex Blog

How Wired Sussex Can Help You Access The Best New Talent – And Even Help Towards The Cost Too

We are once again running our hugely successful Intern Placement Programme which connects companies with the best new talent in the sector – and we even contribute to their salaries for the first 6 weeks! WHATS THE DEAL? The aim of the scheme is to help you find the best new junior talent for your organisation.  We’ve worked hard to make the scheme as simple and straightforward for you as possible, by handling the advertising, shortlisting, contracting and payments for the duration of the placement. Not only is this service free, but we also contribute 60% towards the cost of …

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Jobs, Projects and a Happy Hello from the New Jobs and Talent Manager.

A happy HELLO to everyone who’s involved with Wired Sussex.  I’m Kelly, the new Jobs and Talent Manager and I am very excited to be here. So, I’ve been in Brighton for 21 years this year (eek), a proud graduate from the University of Sussex, still in love with everything that is Brighton.  I’ve worked for Hays, the Department for Work and Pensions and Business in the Community in recruitment, employer advising, volunteer and project management.  I’ve freelanced for Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, along with a stint in Madagascar working in marine conservation, diving every day!  I’ve also run …

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Technology Strategy Board Day – Helping you understand funding and support

Last month, Wired Sussex joined up with Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) to coordinate an event exclusively for our members on the funding, expertise and support available to the Creative, Digital and IT sector. At the event we heard about the funding opportunities, knowledge & expertise and other advice available through Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, IC Tomorrow and Catapult.  We also offered the opportunity for 1-2-1 sessions and networking with the people in the know.  The talks are available to view on Wired Sussex’s YouTube Channel. You can also find the accompanying slides on our SlideShare …

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Another great year for Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios

Brighton Digital Festival is over for another year, and what a year it’s been! With so much success, we’re looking forward to getting a full roundup. As staunch supporters of Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex like to get involved in lots of different ways. But one of the more major ways we contribute to this fantastic and fast-growing grassroots festival is by coordinating a five-day event during the month long celebrations: Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) Open Studios. It is an opportunity for our member companies to throw open their doors and show off what they do, where they do …

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15 top tips for applying for CDIT (Creative, Digital & IT) jobs

Earlier this year we launched an Intern Placement Programme to help the companies we work with in Sussex and beyond, access skilled job seekers.  Here’s some hints and tips from Project Coordinator, Rachel McNulty, on how to enhance your internship application and gain that all important first foot in the door.   Lets face it, making job application after job application can be tiresome. (Especially when it feels like your 10th application of the week!) As like many of the agencies we work with, we’ve seen hundreds of CV’s.  Whilst they’re all unique, CV’s can sometimes run the risk of being cold, white and …

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The FuseBox Sessions: Not Finished Yet!

What were the FuseBox Sessions? The Fusebox Sessions were a programme of events held fortnightly by us at Wired Sussex in our FuseBox home in Brighton, and a part of our FuseBox24 start-up programme. The Sessions were based around the general theme of ‘ideas you can use’. We believe that they had (and still have!) a lot to offer to people, and are of value to startups and business throughout the sector. So, to keep things going and make sure everyone benefits as much as possible, we recorded every Session: they’re open and free of charge to access to everyone on ReCreate’s YouTube Channel. The …

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Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios are for everyone!

For 5 days this September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of the biggest and brightest Brighton companies are opening their doors to show you what they do, where they do it and how. The week-long event runs from 22nd to 26th September and is not only a great opportunity for those who work in the sector, but also to anyone with interest in the Brighton digital community. Whether you’re new to it all or an old hand, the benefits of attending CDIT Open Studios events range from an update on what’s happening in the sector to extending your …

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My Internship, Reporting for Duty

Written by Tom Nice, Junior Data Analyst at Trackpal and Wired Sussex Intern Placement Programme success story.  The title of this blog post might suggest that I have been stationed with some sort of military faction courtesy of Wired Sussex, but no, nothing that drastic. I am working for Trackpal, a company specialising in automated reporting and data collection for digital marketers, as a Reporting Analyst.  Being a Londoner, I’m very much used to the status quo, which is that internships are generally unpaid. Then along came Wired Sussex (via my Sussex graduate job email updates) who offered this exciting opportunity, …

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A Guide to Community Events, Local Networking Groups and Meetups

As the Events Manager at Wired Sussex I like to try and keep abreast of what’s going on in the local Creative, Digital & IT (CDIT) events scene. As well as organising a comprehensive programme of events for our members, we also support, help to promote (free of charge) and go along to community events and networking groups in the area. There’s a real wealth of events going on in Sussex – particularly Brighton (being the CDIT hub that it is) and something for everyone.  From regular meetups on subjects including programming, coding, virtual reality, business development, project management, animation, social …

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Developing digital and data opportunities for the retail sector

Wired Sussex has been invited by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership to help coordinate a bid to the Connected Digital Economy Catapult (part of the Technology Strategy Board). We are looking at digital, data and the retail space. The idea is that we develop a coordinated series of activities which bring together higher education, large businesses and small companies to develop  new ways that digital and data can both support a vibrant retail sector and new opportunities for the digital, media and tech cluster. Here are some areas that we may want to consider: –  5g connectivity and its …

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