One of the biggest showcases of digital talent in the North-East will be coming to Middlesbrough next week.
Hundreds of digital professionals will be mingling with talented computing students at Teesside University’s annual ExpoTalent event on Thursday March 9.
This year, for the first time, ExpoTalent will be teaming up with DigitalCity and, alongside the showcase of work from the School of Computing’s second year students, the region’s best digital businesses will be exhibiting in the Campus Heart under a specially erected marquee.
Bringing together ExpoTalent and Get Digital gives businesses the ability to network and seek out collaborative opportunities while also talent spotting and targeting students for work placements and internships.
Young people from across the region who are considering applying to University to study computing and digital courses will also be attending the event to take inspiration from the work of the School of Computing’s students.
The School of Computing’s associate dean (enterprise and business engagement) Siobhan Fenton said: “ExpoTalent has a fantastic track record of helping businesses recruit the talent that they need.
“This year, we’re delighted to be working alongside DigitalCity. There’s a natural synergy between ExpoTalent and Get Digital and bringing together the two events will provide even more opportunities for businesses to learn about the multiple opportunities for collaboration with the University.”
DigitalCity is an initiative based at Teesside University which works with North-East companies to advise on digital solutions, stimulate digital innovations and secure investment into digital products.
DigitalCity director Rob Earnshaw organised Get Digital 2016 in Newcastle and is confident that this year’s event will be just as successful.
He said: “This year’s ExpoTalent will be absolutely fantastic. We will be bringing together some of the most talented students with dozens of different companies, from SMEs to multi-nationals.
“We’re hoping that it will be a fantastic opportunity for businesses not just to recruit, but also to seek out new business prospects and also learn about the latest trends and innovations in the digital world.”
For more information about ExpoTalent visit www.tees.ac.uk/schools/scm/expotees/expotalent.cfm