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Talent Fest '22

A 5 day festival of jobs and skills for the digital, creative & tech sector. powered by Wired Sussex in Brighton: 14 - 18 Nov 2022

What is this about?

A five-day event from the 14th to the 18th November to boost our region’s thriving digital industry; helping businesses hire, nurture and keep the most talented people – the people we need, to grow and deliver great work.

In a time of great uncertainty, it’s important to start planning the future for digital businesses. How can we best connect jobseekers, graduates, career switchers and returners to work, from diverse backgrounds and outside of our Brighton bubble with rewarding, fulfilling work?

Our event has an excellent track record of bringing jobseekers, tech and creative companies, sharing knowledge and inspiring others to get into the digital sector. 

What has happened so far?

Now in its 6th consecutive year, Talent Fest has a different format this year with panels, talks and workshops, some online and some in-person events.

What's on for Talent Fest '22

#IamRemarkable Workshop | Kinkajou Limited

Monday 14th November, 10-11.30am

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings.

In this interactive session with Kinkajou Limited, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.

Drop-In CV Clinic | National Careers Service

Tuesday 15th November, 10-2pm

Looking for a new role? Just graduated and want some advice on your CV? Come along to our free CV Clinic with the National Careers Service to get one-to-one advice.

Codebar at The FuseBox

Tuesday 15th November, 6.30-9pm

Join us in person at the FuseBox for a codebar workshop as part of Talent Fest '22.

Codebar is a charity that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free regular programming workshops for minority groups in tech. If you’d like to become a full-time developer, or just want to learn the basics of coding in a supportive environment, join us for this workshop, which includes half an hour of socialising followed by hands-on coding with your coach. 

The Farm at The FuseBox | Freelancers Networking Meet Up

Wednesday 16th November, 5-8.30pm

Are you a freelancer or thinking of going freelance? Come along to this special one-off Brighton Farm at The FuseBox in central Brighton to meet fellow local freelancers, chat about work and self-employment, and generally get some human contact after working on your own all week...

Employing Graduates | University of Sussex Career Lab Programme

Thursday 17th November, 1-2.30pm

Discover more about the University of Sussex's fantastic range of hiring opportunities to get students into your organisation - from professional placements to their student consultancy programme. The team from Employ Autism will also join to talk more about their work on Ambitious About Autism, a ground-breaking internship programme with the University for autistic students, as well as some advice on making your recruitment process and job applications more inclusive.

Skills Summit | Wired Sussex

Friday 18th November, 10am-4pm

You're invited to an intimate one-day peer-to-peer conference, where CEOs, creative leads and start-up founders join inspiring leaders and thinkers for a conversation about our sector’s biggest business challenges.

More events to be announced soon...

Interested in sponsoring Talent Fest 2022?
Get in touch with our Chief Community Officer, Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (

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If you have any questions regarding Talent Fest, feel free to get in touch!