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Chris Phippen, Hatless Studios: Tackling the tech talent crisis

Joe Bevan
Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 12:13

Chris Phippen is the founder of Hatless Studios

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses in the South West face a daunting challenge – the scarcity of skilled tech talent. Businesses in the region have identified this as one of their biggest obstacles, hindering growth and innovation. However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon: Hatless Talent, a groundbreaking training initiative which is set to transform the South West tech talent landscape and bridge the gap between businesses and emerging STEM graduates.

At the heart of Hatless Talent lies a powerful mission: to address the pressing Tech Talent Crisis in the South West. For the last 5 years, Hatless has been a key player in upskilling and empowering young talent at universities across the region. With over 100 industry projects under their belt, and an award for their Commitment to Talent in the region, Hatless are well-known for sourcing great tech opportunities and delivering dedicated, up-to-the-minute training to upskill talented students.

Now, with the launch of Hatless Talent, they have taken their commitment to the next level. This transformative initiative seamlessly connects businesses with aspiring graduates and provides them with comprehensive training in leading tech skills and methodologies. Through Hatless Talent, businesses have the opportunity to recruit from a pool of reliable, trained, and experienced graduates, at an affordable rate, and with ongoing support. By leveraging Hatless’ expertise, you avoid the lengthy recruitment and training processes that come with seeking a new hire, lift the burden of tech training and onboarding procedures, and can quickly bring in skilled graduates who are ready to hit the ground running.

Embrace Hatless Talent and unlock the untapped potential of the South West’s tech workforce. Visit their website to find out more and book a free consultation about your hiring needs with the Hatless Talent team.

Learn more about Hatless Talent at

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