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Talking Talent with Hyve Managed Hosting

As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series where we speak to member companies advertising on our Jobs Board, we caught up with some of the team at Hyve, an award-winning cloud computing provider based in Brighton’s North Laine. 

So, if you're interested in applying for some of their current vacancies, read on for a behind-the-scenes look at the company and insights into what they look for when hiring!

Hyve is a leading cloud computing provider based in Brighton’s North Laine. We provide solutions for some of the UK’s biggest brands including Carluccio’s, Southampton FC, RSPCA, Lionsgate and the NHS. Hyve was named ‘Cloud Company of the Year 2018’ at the SVC Awards.

We have an open, contemporary office across two floors with stand up desks, chill out areas, a roof terrace with a BBQ, Herman Miller chairs, VR headsets and a table tennis table. Work hard play hard is a cliché, but we do.

Jon Lucas, Director:

What opportunities are there for career progression at Hyve?

“It’s a really exciting time at Hyve at the moment due to our expansion, so we’re having a recruitment drive to support our latest projects. We recently opened an office in California too, so we’re building the team there as well as in the UK.

We’re hiring for lots of different roles and looking for the right people to grow with the team. We have a really collaborative, nurturing work environment, and it’s great to see people progress and be rewarded for their hard work”

What do you look for when interviewing someone for your team?

“As such a close-knit team, hiring someone passionate and who shares our values is really important to us. We have a vibrant company culture that we feel makes Hyve a unique place to work.

We have several departments, so we look for different skill sets depending on the role. Our technical team is built up of specialists, but a lot of the engineers become skilled in all areas of cloud computing once their training phase is complete.”

Lucie Sadler, Head of Content:

How would you describe a typical working day?

“There isn’t a typical day at Hyve! We’re a very dynamic company, so I work on a range of content projects at once as well as working closely with our PR agency.

I head up the Content team at Hyve, so I plan the content strategy and work directly with our Marketing Assistant and Social Media Manager. I could be writing blogs, whitepapers, doing case studies with clients, writing scripts for videos – every day is different.”

What experience do you need for the role?

“I joined Hyve after working as a Copywriter and an Editorial Assistant at a magazine. I also did a degree in English and Linguistics at The University of Sussex, so my background is in writing.

For content roles at Hyve, you definitely need strong writing skills and the ability to create different styles of content. You also need to be passionate about technology and be full of creative ideas.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“It’s great to see our content marketing really working and generating organic leads for the business. The company is very open about this kind of thing, so we all get to celebrate team success together. It’s also really rewarding to see members of my team improve every week and learn new skills.”

Jobs we are recruiting for:

We are recruiting for a .Net Developer and Technical Systems Engineers at the moment, with further roles coming to the Jobs Board soon including a Content Writer, Junior Associate Producer, and Junior Production Assistant.

Hyve will be at the Wired Sussex Talent Fest 2019: Job Fair on Tuesday 18th June.

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Mia Clarke

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