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Attracting Top Tech Talent: the dos and don’ts for businesses

October 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attracting top talent

Are you looking to hire? Struggling to recruit? Then you’re in the right place!

We all know how difficult it has become to hire technical talent into our businesses. From an experience gap, to everyone fighting over the same candidate pool, changing the way we do things and our approach to recruitment has never been more important. That is why Sunderland Software City has partnered with the experts: Talentheads, Haystack, Opencast Software and Newcastle University to bring you this exciting event; focussed on equipping you with the knowledge and tools needed to recruit, retain, and scale with ease!

When you join us, you’ll hear from industry peers and experts, in talks and a panel discussion, about how they have been solving their own technical hiring issues with undiscovered talent – and how you can do it, too! You will learn about the impact of employer branding, workplace culture and creating a strong employee value proposition, ultimately learning how to apply this to your own business and will also learn how to design and implement new onboarding processes to improve the candidate recruitment process, making it smoother and more inviting.

Come along and find out the secrets!

Who is this event for?

This event is primarily aimed at SMEs looking to grow and recruit tech talent, however businesses of any size and sector or anyone in a position of hiring will benefit and is welcome to attend.

Evening agenda:

17:00: Event start

17:00 – 18:00: Opening buffet and networking

18:00 – 20:00: Expert speakers and panel discussion

20:00 – 21:00: Networking with closing drinks

21:00: Event close

Organisations and speakers:

Sunderland Software City

The region’s largest technology support organisation which aims to fuel sustainable growth across the technology sector via a range of innovation, skills, and business support initiatives. The organisation has introduced a range of new initiatives designed to address the varying recruitment challenges across the digital sector, which includes their offer for 12 hours of fully funded consultancy support, along with their TechTalent and Skills programmes, DfE Bootcamps and recruitment festivals. Learn more.


The recruitment specialists who have been successfully delivering embedded talent acquisition for several years, acting as a strategic in-house recruiter to all businesses they support. Being skilled in technical recruitment, they work as a business’s internal talent and resourcing team, working as their brand to recruit the best people, as well as leaving them with a long-term strategy to help them recruit independently in the future. Visit website.

Opencast Software

The highly skilled and fast-growing technology consultancy, which, in the last decade, has grown from being a small SME to employing over 470 members of staff. Their team of technical specialists work at the heart of government, global finance and growth enterprise, providing a range of digital consultancy and services. Check it out.


The recruitment platform which has been helping to match techies with suitable roles for years, removing the need for recruitment agencies. The platform enables developers, data engineers and other tech professionals to view job opportunities in confidence and find out more about companies, whilst equally helping businesses to build their employer brand, attracting top talent!


Sunderland Software City
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The Catalyst
The Catalyst
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE4 5TG United Kingdom
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