Wired Sussex Blog

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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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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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton and Redevco launch a call for innovative digital companies to apply to its Retail Innovation project.

      The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB) is delighted to announce it is accepting applications from digital companies to become part of its Retail Innovation project. The project will look at developing ideas, products and services that deliver inspiring customer experiences to shoppers, specifically utilising virtual and augmented reality (immersive) technology. Shortlisted companies will gain the access to innovation prizes, insight and feedback from retail experts and to cutting edge immersive hardware – in order to refine their ideas. Additionally, they will have a chance to be showcased in a live retail environment in Brighton, as DCCB has …

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10 reasons you should come to our Big Birthday Bash!

What: The Wired Sussex Big Birthday Bash Where: The Unitarian Church, Brighton When: Friday 6th October, 7:30-10pm Our next Members Meetup is going to be an extra special one, as 10 years ago Wired Sussex became fully independent. The last decade would not have been possible without you – our wonderful members – so we would love you to join us as we celebrate in style. Not only will this special Members Meetup provide some great opportunities for you and your business, but we’ve also got some treats in store. So what can you expect? #1 Catch up with friends …

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How to write a Great Graduate CV

With University Graduation still fresh on everyone’s mind, now is time to think about the next step and about making your mark in the working world. However, before you can do that you need to make sure your CV is up to date and is showcasing the best of your skills and abilities. So here are some tips to consider when you’re updating yours; • Tailor it – to the job you are applying for. Highlight the skills that are relevant to the role. Make it easy for the person recruiting to see you are a good fit, and mirror the culture …

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The key to recruiting millennials

In the next 5 years millennials will make up half the global workforce and it’s predicted this number will have risen to a whopping 75% by just 2025. Having grown-up in a digital world, they’re the first fully connected generation and consequently have different behaviours, needs and aspirations in the workplace than previous generations.Comparing the attitudes of Baby Boomers to Millennials, shows this new generation are more vocal about what they want from their career; they are looking for financial stability and access to the property ladder, which in turn impacts on their expectations at work. Millennials are purpose driven …

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Recruitment Offer!!

It is that time again; lectures are over, exams are done, students are finished with University, and now they’re looking for jobs to kickstart their careers in the digital, media and tech industries. So will it be with you? Do you want someone to grow with your company? Someone to join your team with fresh eager enthusiastic eyes? Well now is the perfect time to capture this new talent for your business and that’s why we’re offering members a special recruitment offer on all Junior level jobs posted until the end of August! So, why not take advantage of our highly targeted only …

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Tech City’s key facts about Brighton’s digital sector

Last month Brighton’s reputation as a hotbed for digital talent gained further validation after Tech City UK unveiled ‘Tech Nation 2017’, a report analysing the UK’s digital landscape. Not surprisingly, Brighton came out as a forerunner. The city was noted for having more high growth tech companies than both Cambridge & Oxford, a digital business turnover up by 31%, a high quality of life at 93% and Brighton’s ability to attract talent was seen as a major competitive advantage! Here are the key findings in the report about Brighton: [View the story “Tech Nation 2017” on Storify] If you’d like …

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Why are apprenticeships good for the digital sector?

Brighton and Hove’s digital and creative economy is now worth more than £1 billion to the city each year and the driving force behind our city’s economy. This is obviously great news for the sector, but it does pose the challenge of finding enough talented people to support this growth and ensure our cluster isn’t hindered by a lack of resources available in the city. We need a large, highly skilled workforce and a pipeline of talent coming from schools, colleges, universities with industry standard, work ready digital skills. One solution that’s been identified to help improve this shortage is …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can have a listing on our Business directory, …

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