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Leeds Digital Careers Festival: Netcompany to shake up Leeds’ digital jobs market with up to 30 new hires
Leeds, UK: 22 August 2022 – Building on its commitment towards making a difference and contributing to a fairer society, the international IT services business Netcompany has streamlined its traditional recruitment process, with an aim of recruiting as many as 30 new Leeds-based technology delivery staff at the Leeds Digital Careers Festival on 15 September.
This initiative, which is being driven by Netcompany’s headline sponsorship of the Festival, will be made possible by carefully coordinating back-office processes without lowering the company’s robust recruitment standards. Netcompany sees this as a new and innovative way of enabling candidates of all backgrounds and levels of experience to join the company.
Richard Davies, UK Country Manager, Netcompany, comments: “This initiative highlights our commitment towards Leeds and its growing pedigree of innovation, business, investment and skills. We are committed to bringing new ideas to the local digital jobs market, creating rewarding opportunities for technologists of all backgrounds to join us and build exciting careers in IT delivery. I can’t wait to welcome these new Leeds-based colleagues to our Netcompany family."
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, continues: “The responses from organisations wanting to be part of the Leeds Digital Careers Festival as a sponsor were overwhelming, and it is clear that organisations such as Netcompany have a genuine passion for making a difference, either through their digital solutions or social value work which contributes to society and the digital talent pool across Leeds. We are grateful for the support demonstrated by Netcompany not only as a headline sponsor, but also through the community outreach and school engagement activity they are supporting across the festival. We are very excited to have Netcompany as part of the event and appreciate working with like-minded organisations who want to help increase opportunities for everyone.”
Deepa Nair, Head of Talent, Netcompany, concludes: “We’ve made the process as straightforward as possible. Candidates can simply show up at the Netcompany stand at Leeds Digital Careers Festival with an updated copy of their CV, or an updated LinkedIn profile. Our talent team will pre-screen candidates to roles, and their eligibility to work in the UK. Candidates who meet our qualification criteria will be taken to a private interview room to meet with a hiring manager, and hopefully leave an hour or two later with a job offer in hand."
About the Leeds Digital Careers Festival:
Leeds Digital Careers Festival will be a week-long roadshow of activities taking place 12-16 September 2022, as a lead-up to the annual Leeds Digital Festival. This will be an opportunity to introduce people to a career in digital and motivate them to gain employment in the sector, with the intention of increasing a diverse talent pool for the Leeds digital sector. The event will be aimed at a wide range of visitors at different skills levels from across the city, but likely to be new to a role in digital. A focus on diversity and inclusion, BAME and harder-to-reach community areas will be included in all festival activities.