Wired Sussex Blog

Talent2018: Creating a Skills Manifesto For Our Digital Sector

In June 2018, Wired Sussex organised Talent2018, a three-day skills festival for the digital sector designed to support our digital, media and tech industries. It included a Skills Summit at the University of Brighton; a one-day conference that brought a hundred digital business leaders together to explore how, collectively, we can support the growth of a sustainable talent pool that benefits both our individual organisations and our digital sector. After a morning of talks which featured a series of reflections from different businesses, we ran a workshop that asked participants to consider three key questions: 1: How should businesses work …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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