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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.

The pandemic of 2020 has resulted in a huge surge in people looking to retrain and change direction in their careers. The tech sector has shown healthy signs of recovery since lockdown, so we know that the digital industries are creating opportunities. A recent Tech Nation report confirmed that the number of advertised tech job

Sheffield Digital supports Kickstart job creation fund for SMEs

We are urging tech companies to get on board a funded scheme which will create jobs for young unemployed people.

What is the Kickstart scheme? The government recently announced the £2bn Kickstart scheme that is designed to create hundreds of thousands of six-month work placements for young people who are on Universal Credit and are considered at risk of long-term unemployment. The government will pay the national minimum wage for up to 25 hours per

Our sector needs diversity – are your job adverts shutting people out?

We hear from the Sheffield Digital community how to attract more candidates to your company.

Why does it matter? Last year, we heard from Sally Bogg, Head of Live Services at NHS Digital, who is passionate about achieving greater inclusion and diversity in the tech sector. Speaking at our AGM, she shared some bleak statistics including that women only hold 20% of the UK’s tech roles, black, Asian and minority

Razor gets creative with lockdown recruitment

The tech company has welcomed three new starters and has some useful advice about virtual recruitment and onboarding.

Razor – which specialises in AI and automation tools – has expanded its team during a time when all businesses are facing completely new and complex challenges. The first new recruit to be virtually welcomed was James Croft, who has joined Razor as a Software Lead. James is recognised as a ‘Microsoft Most Valuable Professional’