Exhibitors were delighted by the prospective recruits of all experience levels at Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 after 50 employers were joined by more than 1,500 job seekers at the First Direct Arena.
Organised by Herd founder Amy De-Balsi with support from sponsors Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Bruntwood SciTech and Fruition IT, the high profile gathering included a career health check service – also provided by Fruition IT – and tech talks on the Hey! conference stage.
David Collings, Head of Marketing at automotive industry experts cap hpi, who said: “The Leeds Digital Job Fair gave cap hpi the opportunity to speak with lots of digitally-focused people looking for employment in the Leeds area. We had some great conversations with a variety of people, from those taking their first steps in the employment arena, all the way through to those who were looking for their next challenge.
“From the moment the doors opened, our team were busily talking with those interested in cap hpi, having some valuable time with more than 150 people on the day.
“Amy and the entire team were fantastic and put on an excellent event to get us in front of so many people.”
Samantha Mitchell, HR Coordinator at AHC, said: “The Digital Fair gave us a fantastic platform to showcase some of the exciting projects that we have worked on as well as an opportunity to meet enthusiastic new talent. There are several candidates that we have decided to progress through our recruitment process and we are excited to see where this takes us.”
Mark South, Director at Double Eleven, said: “It was a pleasure attending Leeds Digital Job Fair. It gave Double Eleven the opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective applicants and introduce ourselves to potential employees.As a direct result of the event, we’ve received expressions of interest in some of our specialised technical roles.”