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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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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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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Interns – you get what you pay for

  Written by Jamie Pitman, Communications Manager at Create Ecommerce, in the run up to the launch of the Intern Placement Programme. Create Ecommerce, host over 10,000 websites and online shops built with its applications.  Check out the Create Ecommerce Web Designer’s Kit to use the system for your own easy bespoke builds and take advantage of continued customer support for your clients. In the current economy everyone is looking to save money where they can; even supercharged start-ups need to tighten their belts in some areas. But while it’s great to nab a bargain on a service or product, there are some things that are always worth the …

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2014: A big hello and all things ‘IPP’

2014 is upon us and I’ve just joined the guys and girls at Wired Sussex.  My role over the next 18 months is to work alongside Caroline, as the Project Coordinator on their exciting new Intern Placement Programme (IPP).  This follows the success of their previous Sussex Internship Programme. My background is a culmination of creativity and resource solutions – I realise this sounds slightly peculiar, but that’s the truth of it. Prior to starting at Wired Sussex I was working within a Brighton based recruitment firm as a Digital Project Coordinator. My role within the company originally began as a Recruitment …

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