Wired Sussex Blog

Let’s start the conversation! Introducing Skills & Talent Manager James Brooklyn

Hi there, I’m James Brooklyn, the new Skills and Talent Manager at Wired Sussex. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share what I hope to achieve in 2018 with the Wired Sussex team. Like with any career, mine has had its fair share of challenges and rewards alike. And through each I have always enjoyed advising people in their own careers, to offer new insight and share my experiences to ultimately help individuals grow in their respective pathways. I have joined to help support member companies with their challenges around recruitment, better understand the issues …

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Talent2017 Jobs Fair Videos: Helping You Progress With Your Career In The Digital Sector

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the first day of the festival we ran the region’s largest digital careers fair which brought together key elements to provide attendees with advice and contact to start – or progress with – an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. It was fantastic to have over 30 companies and 650+ attendees at the event. Some of our sectors most exciting and desirable companies had stalls at the event and were able to talk directly with job seekers giving out top tips and discussing opportunities within their companies. Exhibiting companies included: …

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INTERN PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

  What is it? The Intern Placement Programme (IPP) sourced and placed interns in creative, digital, media and tech roles for 6 week grant-supported placements. This project was run in response to an identified need in the sector for SMEs to receive support in recruiting new junior talent.   What value does it offer to the cluster? Through this scheme we offered consultancy HR support, a bespoke application filtering system, access to large pool of talent as well as a contribution to the intern salary during the placement. We also ran a number of events including The Jobs Fairs 2014  …

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Roundup of The Digital Skills Summit: Powered by Wired Sussex

On Monday 23rd March we held The Digital Skills Summit at Komedia in Brighton – a practical and discussion-based event bringing digital businesses and skills providers together to discuss how they can work to address and overcome skills gaps within the sector. Whether you were at the event or not, we’ve gathered plenty of resources to capture content and discussions from the day. Blogger Adam Englebright came along for the entire event, and has written a roundup which you can read below. We’ve also gathered links to the Twitter feed, Storify, photos, presentations and more. Guest Blog Post Written by …

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Internship Placement Programme Role Roundup 16/03/15

There are only a few weeks remaining on The Wired Sussex Intern Placement Programme (IPP), many positions have been filled already but there are still a number of exciting internship opportunities available to get you started in the digital industry. We have picked out a few of this week’s top new roles from Cutlass Productions, Miggle, Charles Nduka, Pi Datametrics and Unipro. Make sure to apply today as these are popular roles, which are likely to be filled very soon. Cutlass Productions Cutlass has a large broadcast animation project coming up and as such they’re looking for talented and ambitious recent …

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The Digital Skills Summit: Powered by Wired Sussex

The talent and skills gap. It’s a topic that’s been at the centre of conversation in the digital, media & tech sector for some time. On Monday 23 March, we are bringing together businesses, universities, colleges and other skills providers to explore what the key challenges are for our industry in this area, and discuss what we can do, together, to work towards addressing these.  What’s it all about? The Digital Skills Summit aims to identify and work to address the skills gaps that are prominent within our sector. As well as looking at the relationships between skills providers and …

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My Internship Story

Written by Dan Gibbon The Wired Sussex Intern Placement Programme has been a great success and there is nothing we love more than hearing from interns that have used the scheme to launch their careers in the Digital, Creative and IT sectors. Dan got in touch to share his internship story and tell us how the programme has helped him achieve his career goals. “With the inevitable post university blues starting to truly settle in and the hunt for a new career path in full swing, I came across an eye catching advert for a paid internship advertised on Wired Sussex for a “Problem Solver/ …

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This Year at Wired Sussex …

Christmas is a time to take stock and reflect on the year gone by, so with that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to look at Wired Sussex and some of the work we’ve undertaken over the past 12 months. MEMBERSHIP: 2014 saw 473 new members join Wired Sussex. That’s nearly 10 every single week. If you’re not a member already why not make 2015 the year you get involved; not only will you gain access to a wealth of business support, but you’ll be joining a 2,000+ strong network and doing your bit to help represent the …

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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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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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