The is just 24 hours to go for interested candidates to join the more than 1,000 graduates and tech professionals who have already registered for free to attend Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0 at the First Direct Arena tomorrow (Thursday 20 October).
Jet2.com, Plusnet, Sky, Callcredit, Google, Sky Betting & Gaming, Lhasa and NHS Digital and are amongst almost 50 employers preparing to showcase hundreds of newly-created jobs and apprenticeships in the booming Leeds digital sector.
One of a number of eye-catching debut exhibitors is Branded3, a renowned leader in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and recently crowned Best Large SEO Agency at the 2016 European Search Awards
Tim Grice, CEO of Branded3, said: “We consider Leeds to be the SEO capital of the country and home to some of the best and brightest in digital marketing.
“As the biggest event of its kind in Leeds, we felt that the Leeds Digital Job Fair was the perfect way to reach out to those looking for new opportunities within digital marketing.”
Bradford-based FTSE 100 company Provident Financial is making a return visit following a successful appearance at the inaugural event in February.
And Brett Bennett, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at Provident, had a message for candidates wishing to attend the gathering, which is expected to attract upwards of 2,000 people.
“Yorkshire is where the heart of Provident has been based for over 130 years,” he said.
“Over 1000 of our head office team work hard every day to support our branch network and customers across the UK and Ireland and we’re at the event so that you can meet some of our technology team, chat to them about what it’s like to be a part of our amazing business as well as see what opportunities we may have for you.
“Could you help shape the future of our business? Come and say hello!”
Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0 has been put together by online jobs board Herd with backing from LeedsBID, Leeds City Council, Leeds Beckett University and hosts First Direct Arena.
Herd’s founder, Amy De-Balsi, said she was thrilled by the response the event had attracted. And she was confident that this would be translated into positive results for exhibitors and attendees on the day.
“We’ve assembled an amazing array of top level employers, each with a wide choice of roles available to be filled,” said Amy.
“Developers, designers, product managers, analysts, digital marketers, IT specialists, engineers, account managers – the list goes on and on.
“And there will also be a choice of seminars, masterclasses and networking opportunities with leading lights in digital and tech. But you’ve got to be in it to win it.
“I appeal to people seeking to progress in the sector to sign-up and get themselves along on Thursday to see what all the fuss is about. They won’t be disappointed.”
Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0 is at the First Direct Arena this Thursday (20 October) from noon until 4pm.
Candidates can book their places free of charge at www.herd.careers