Tag Archives: careers

Introducing our new campaign to open up the tech sector

Uncovering the exciting opportunities in Sheffield’s digital tech industries.

We are excited to launch our first ‘Sheffield Digital Insight’ campaign, focusing on careers in the tech sector. We want to open up the region’s digital tech industries, so that anyone who is looking for work can consider a career in tech. In a series of interviews, we are starting a conversation about different roles,

Career Change: sideways moves and squiggly careers in the tech sector

Shared experiences and advice from people who have made one or more moves to different roles in the tech sector.

What are sideways or squiggly career moves? First things first, let’s bust some jargon. A sideways (or lateral) career move is generally considered to be “similar in responsibility and pay to the one you already have” (according to Indeed), and this can include moves within your existing company, or to a different place. The term

Career change: moving into the digital industries

In a new series of posts, we are sharing information and insight to help people who are considering a career change.

From an NHS Sonographer who wants to teach themselves to code, to a trainee architect who is considering a move to UX design – we’ve recently heard from several people asking our community for advice as they make their way into the tech industries. For this post, we’ve gathered information and insight from a range

SHU launches short placement scheme to strengthen talent pipeline

Sheffield Hallam University is inviting employers to take first year computing students on a one week placement to give them early exposure to the world of work.

SHU is extending its employability offer to first year students, adding to its successful history of internships and year-in-industry placements. The week long placements are designed to show Computing students the inner workings of Sheffield’s tech businesses, helping them to contextualise their learning and develop the skills that employers need. This could really strengthen the