Category: Skills

Developing mid-level talent for tech

The Developer Academy are expanding their offer to help address the lack of mid-level talent in our region.

The Developer Academy is a Sheffield based development training company supporting people to upskill and retrain through software development and data science bootcamps. They are expanding their offer from developing junior developers to helping address the need for mid-level talent in tech. We spoke to Ben Atha Founder of the Developer Academy to find out

Recruiting from Developer Bootcamps

Hive IT shares their experience of recruiting from bootcamps.

Bootcamps are short, sharp and intense. According to Liz, this makes tech training accessible to more people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles. By doing so, she hopes this can broaden the field for recruitment in our region, explaining: “Nusrath, a busy mum of three, would not have considered a three year university degree

The latest from our mentoring scheme

Feedback, changes and what we need from you

Over the past year I’ve been working closely with mentors and mentees to make sure they feel supported in their roles, to answer questions, and to stay informed about how things are going with our matches. It’s been great to receive positive feedback and suggestions for improvement, which we’re putting in place in 2023. Feedback

Hiring from overseas?

A new visa route offers tech businesses more flexibility to recruit foreign workers

The Scale-up Route – who is it for? This route can be used by UK businesses that hold a Scale-up sponsor licence. To qualify for a licence the DCMS says a business must “meet the published definition of a scaleup, which can be verified through checks with HMRC”. You can check the criteria on pages

Learn with Paper

New training for user researchers

Learn to do user research Paper’s first course is designed for people who have some experience of either doing user research or working with user research. This might include those working in their first user research role, or retraining in this specialist area. The course will be delivered to a small group, allowing the facilitators