Wired Sussex Blog

Talent Talks: Liquid Studio

Welcome to our Talent Talks series, where we speak to member companies who are currently advertising on our Jobs Board to explore what they look for when hiring and discover what they are offering future employees. We also find out how some of their team got started and their top tips to help you land that dream job! In the first of this series, I spoke to Jem Egerton, Founder and Creative Director of Liquid Studio, a brand design agency based in Lewes.  They’re currently looking for a Junior Graphic Designer and a Creative Artworker to join their team. What …

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Wired Sussex is recruiting new non-executive directors. Interested?

Update: Applications to become a Wired Sussex director are now closed. Wired Sussex is growing and we are looking to recruit two (possibly three) new members to serve on our board of non-executive directors. We specifically want to broaden the board’s representation of digital industry specialities and improve its diversity. Being a non-exec director of Wired Sussex is a unique opportunity to help guide the future of the digital cluster based around Brighton. What’s in it for you? It’s not money. Non-executive directors at Wired Sussex don’t get paid. But… being a non-executive Wired Sussex Director is a unique opportunity: to …

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Open Studios: The Co-Working Edition

For this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors to showcase what they do, the people and business who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on. Whether you’re interested in co-working yourself, looking to meet some great local digital, media and tech businesses or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes at these spaces, get involved! Who’s taking part? The FuseBox The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s collaborative R&D space in Brighton for people with bold creative, digital and tech ideas. Come and …

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The FuseBox website officially launches!

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of our brand-new website for our Brighton home and innovation hub, The FuseBox. For anyone yet to visit the hub, The FuseBox not only provides studio space to the Wired Sussex team but also collaborative R&D workspace, facilities, opportunities and expertise to innovators through our residency programme. Alongside our residencies, The FuseBox also houses the Brighton Immersive Lab and a 5G testbed. With so many exciting in-house projects and opportunities, the need for a small but dedicated website became clear to us. We hope the site provides you with a simple way …

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The Key to Attracting and Retaining Junior Talent

Over the next few years junior talent 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 are the first fully connected generation and consequently have different behaviours, needs and aspirations in the workplace than those of 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 …

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Recruitment offer for all Graduate/Junior job adverts!

Employing graduates can be hugely rewarding as they represent some of the brightest and best educated talent on the employment market. With students across Sussex having just finished University and getting ready to kick-start their career in the digital, media and tech industries, now is the perfect time to capture this talent for your business. To help you do this, we’re offering members a special recruitment offer on all Graduate/Junior level jobs posted until the end of August. So, why not take advantage of our highly-targeted, digital, media and tech Jobs Board with this special offer! Alongside the usual benefits …

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12 Job Hunting Tips

Recently graduated and looking for a job in the digital sector? Here’s 12 tips to steer you towards greater success in your job search. Good luck and happy hunting! Be proactive It’s alright to take a little break after graduating (after all you’ve earned it!), but don’t let those lazy days on your sofa roll into weeks. If you want to get ahead you’ll need to be proactive and not wait for opportunities to come to you. Don’t wait Want a job in web development? Practise making dummy websites in different styles. Want to write blog posts for a living? Start a …

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The FuseBox Opens the Door To Holoportation

It’s very exciting when any of our residents from The FuseBox embark on a new cutting-edge project. A few months ago, FuseBox resident and Wired Sussex member George Butler, Managing Director of Mutiny Media established a partnership with DoubleMe, a visionary company who are working on a platform for Holoportation called “Loop-space”. To provide some more context George has written an overview of the project: “In April, I organised a trip to visit Dimension Studio’s volumetric video 3D capture studio in Wimbledon and Ravensbourne University-based start-up DoubleMe. I negotiated early access to the DoubleMe and Loop-space software for use in The …

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Mastering Marketing Automation #WiredBrekkie

Recently we held a #WiredBrekkie on ‘Mastering Marketing Automation’ with insightful talks from our members and speakers Lindsey Pickles (Director and Founder of Bright Dials Digital Marketing) and Adam Lee (Director and Founder of No Pork Pies). Kicking off the morning, Lindsey gave an overview of marketing automation; the considerations to take into account and its potential benefits to your business. “What most businesses want is to be able to understand what their consumers are doing; their behaviour, what they’re interested in and their buying signals.” But in a world of information overload, where stats say we have smaller attention …

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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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