Big name employers seek candidate turnout at Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0

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Jet2.com & Jet2holidays, Morrisons, Callcredit and NHS Digital are the latest major employers to issue rallying calls for the best digital and tech talent to register for free to attend Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0 on Friday 28 April.

They have joined other well-known companies due to exhibit – including Sky Betting & Gaming, Barclays, Crisp and Northcoders – in urging job seekers and tech professionals to take advantage of the vast array of jobs on offer at the First Direct Arena.

Johnathan Nicolson, IT & digital marketing recruiter at Jet2.com & Jet2holidays, said; “Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0 was a great experience for us and we made a couple of hires on the back of the event.

“With our continued success and new base launches over the past year, we are looking to recruit in our IT and digital teams, as well as on our IT graduate trainee programme.

“We are always looking to invest in the best and brightest talent across Yorkshire and beyond to support our ongoing growth, and we are confident that Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0 will really help us achieve that.”

Brett Bennett, people manager – resourcing at Morrisons, said: “Our fresh digital thinking is driving a giant change programme that will make Morrisons a digitally focused retailer. And we’re reinventing our tech and opening up new opportunities from mobile first to the cloud.

“We’re making improvements across our diverse business. We’re revolutionising our online journeys and making our processes faster, simpler and smarter to provide the freshest of products and an even better experience to millions of customers and over 111,000 colleagues.

“We’re at the careers fair to look for fresh thinkers with all kinds of expertise to join us in a variety of digital roles. You don’t need retail experience if you can innovate and deliver change at pace.  Come and say hello to us at our stand.”

Vicky Hester, recruitment consultant at Callcredit, said: “After previous success at the Leeds Digital Job Fair, Callcredit again hopes to be able to meet top digital talent at this year’s event.

“We will have a number of opportunities in our product development and IT services teams that we can share with prospective candidates.
“We have previously placed people in to permanent roles from the Digital Job Fair and have successfully recruited graduates from the Fair in to our software engineering graduate scheme.
“We have found a real range of skills and levels of experience from those attending the job fair, which has been fantastic to promote all our opportunities to a wide audience.
“Callcredit is a fast-growing innovative company and we look forward to sharing our latest developments with attendees.”

Charlotte Goulding, strategic recruitment manager at NHS Digital, said: “Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0 is a key date in our events calendar this year. We particularly enjoy this event as we get to speak with such a broad range of people all at different stages of their digital careers.

“Here at NHS Digital, we’ve got some amazing jobs currently available in Leeds and the job fair gives us the opportunity to offer an insight into both what we do and why we do it to huge numbers of talented individuals.”

Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0 is organised by Herd founder Amy De-Balsi with support from LeedsBID, Leeds City Council, Leeds Beckett University and the First Direct Arena.

Ms De-Balsi said:  “Excitement is really building with almost 50 employers and many hundreds of candidates signed-up to attend the North’s premier digital and tech recruitment fair.

“The event will be staged in the main auditorium of the First Direct Arena so there is still capacity for more people who wish to advance their careers in digital and tech to register online free of charge.

“But, with just days to go, time is running out.”