Thinking creatively to solve the tech skills shortage
The talent shortage within the tech sector has been well reported with the demand for tech talent showing no sign of slowing down. But could your business be fishing in the wrong talent pool?
During this event, we’ll explore the concept of hidden workers, and how by expanding their hiring sources, businesses in Leeds can find people with the skills they’re searching for.
You’ll hear from unemployment charity, Generation, about how its data engineering programme is giving opportunities to unemployed people from diverse backgrounds; from Infinity Works about our Academy is helping experienced workers switch to a career in tech, and about the work we’re doing with clients to reskill their people through bespoke training.
So if you’re wanting to learn how your business can reach more highly-skilled tech talent, or you’re interested in exploring different routes into the industry, then this event is one not to be missed.
Who should attend?
This in-person event will be of interest to any business leaders or HR professionals looking for ways to solve the skills shortage, or for anyone interested in learning more about a career in tech, whether you are a student, or a seasoned professional looking for a career change.
Wednesday 21 September @ 18:00
Infinity Works, Apsley House, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EQ
18:00 – 18:30: Registration / Food and drinks networking
18:30 – 18:50: Clement Pickering, Director of Academy at Infinity Works
18:50 – 19:05: Linzi Carlin, my tech journey
19:05 – 19:15: Refreshment break
19:15 – 19:35: Jess Sewter, Partnerships Director for Generation
19:35 – 19:50: Umar Mahmood, my tech journey
19:50 – 20:00: Any remaining Q&A and close
Sign up above to reserve your space for this fantastic event.
Don’t miss out on our other events for Leeds Digital Festival:
- Disruption through technology, a spotlight on Leeds brands | Thurs 22 Sep 17:45 – 20:00
- Net Zero Cities, a city sprint in action | Tues 27 Sep 18:00 – 20:00
- Women in Tech Networking Breakfast | Thurs 29 Sep 08:30 – 10:30