Posted on August 6, 2019 by staff

Leeds Digital Job Fair returns


Leeds Digital Job Fair is set to return to the First Direct Arena this October.

More than 1,300 digital and tech candidates and 33 exhibitors attended the inaugural Leeds Digital Job Fair in February 2016, the first recruitment event to be held at the in the city centre venue.

Previous years have attracted employers including Sky Betting and Gaming, and Jet2holidays, NHS Digital, DWP Digital, Sky and the Royal Air Force.

Organised by Herd, the event will be sponsored by Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Bruntwood SciTech and Fruition IT.

People wishing to explore the job opportunities on offer are to register to attend free of charge.

Ever organiser Herd’s founder Amy De-Balsi said she believed Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 is especially timely with Channel 4 having begun to recruit staff to work in its new national headquarters in the city.

“Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 is the ideal place for developers, analysts, digital marketers, designers, data scientists and those seeking a career change to meet the North’s leading tech employers face to face,” said De-Balsi.

The event will also see a series of seminars led in partnership with Hey! events, CV clinics by Fruition IT and workshops led by well-known figures in digital.

“Channel 4 is already making its presence felt in the city and its recruitment drive has added impetus to the Leeds digital and tech sector which continues to blaze a trail,” she said.

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and NP11 added: “As a region we have strengths in digital creativity, corporate tech solutions, FinTech, MedTech, robotics and data analytics, and with the arrival of Channel 4 the opportunities for careers starters, changers and returners are greater than ever before.”