The latest in the Silcon Milkroundabout jobs fairs to help growing start-ups find talented new employees has been announced for next month.
The UK is regularly touted as having the potential to become one of the best places in the world for entrepreneurs to start and grow innovative digital businesses. But the future progress of many UK start-ups is under pressure due to the difficulty of finding the best digital talent and persuading these software engineers, designers and product managers to join a start-up. Data engineers are in particularly short supply.
There are currently more than 2,500 tech start-up job vacancies being advertised in the UK and start-ups are pulling out all the stops to find and hire highly-skilled staff to these positions.
And so, the Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair returns to London’s Tech City in November seeking to match 130 of the UK's top tech start-ups with 3,000 developers, product managers, and designers.
The two-day event will see start-ups, including Badoo, Wonga, graze.com, Songkick, Moshi Monsters and MOO.com, look to reward the most talented software engineers, product managers, and designers with 800 jobs.
Co-founder of the event Pete Smith, also co-founder of concert alerts service Songkick, said: “Hiring great people is the only way a start-up can succeed and get big. Yet one of the biggest challenges UK start-ups face is getting the most talented people to think about working for a start-up, rather than take the traditional route in a larger company.
“We’re very lucky that, in a tough time for the economy, the high-tech sector is bucking the downward trend, capital is being invested, and technology start-ups are experiencing growth and job creation.
“The Silicon Milkroundabout job fair brings together top tech start-ups with top tech talent. We want to show how, in working for a start-up, you can have a great time along for the ride at a high-growth company, and learn enough to perhaps found your own start-up in the future and become one of the UK’s next high-tech entrepreneurs.”
Up to 130 UK start-ups will come together on the weekend of 10-11 November 2012 in the Old Truman Brewery warehouse on Brick Lane – at the heart of the UK’s Tech City - to offer 800 jobs to attendees specialising in Software Engineering, Product Management, User Experience (UX) Design, Visual Design, and Intelligence/Analytics.
Benjamin Southworth, deputy CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation, said: "The success of Silicon Milkroundabout reflects the success and growth in the tech sector here in the UK. It has become one of the most anticipated events of the year for the Tech City community.”
“It's a great platform for talented developers and designers to connect with some of the most innovative businesses in the country."
Details of the event include:
·Dates: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2012
·Time: 11am – 5pm
·Location: Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1