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Government urged to support South West’s future skills

The Heart of the South West LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) is calling on Government to accelerate upskilling the region’s workforce with the skills of the future.

Companies in the Heart of the South West area (Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay) are struggling to recruit in growing areas including data science, cyber, robotics, machine learning and customer service. This ‘...

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Major hires at IMP Software, as Multi-Academy Trust CFO joins the ranks as MAT Product Specialist

South West edtech company IMP Software , specialists in budgeting, forecasting and reporting software for multi-academy trusts (MATs), has made a number of key appointments as it reports a 100% increase in customer growth in 12 months. IMP, which is based in Exeter and Peterborough but operates as a virtual team nationwide, has boosted its headcount by 60% to support its work with 198 MATs...

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Are tech companies making the most of the recruitment opportunities in the South West?

A recent survey of the South West tech sector commissioned by Tech South West revealed that over half of tech companies in the region are finding it impossible or very difficult to recruit.

This is perhaps par for the course given the meteoric growth of the region’s tech sector, which has seen an increase in Venture Capital investment of over 500% since 2016 and a corresponding boom...

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Talent Summit to be held to tackle growing tech shortages

Around 53 percent of tech companies across the South West say it is impossible or incredibly hard to recruit.

The findings, in a survey carried out by Tech South West , reveal the challenges of talent shortages facing the sector across the region.

Now, a Tech Talent Summit is to be held bringing together tech companies, talent experts and recruitment agencies, universities...

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Opinion: The new age of the tech industry

According to the ONS, over 100,000 new jobs have been created in the technology sector since the start of the pandemic. This now means that there are 1.6 million tech jobs across the UK alone – a booming sector and one rife with opportunity for job seekers and current employees alike.

However, despite this rapid uptick of potential for the sector, tech leaders are finding it...

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Fast-growing healthcare agency relocates to Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park has this month welcomed a new company specialising in Healthcare recruitment to their campus.

Acorn Healthcare are moving to the Park to support their growing client base in Plymouth, North Devon and East Cornwall.

Acorn Healthcare specialise in providing tailored recruitment solutions for a range of healthcare clients in the private and public spheres...

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Securing game-changing talent in the tech sector and beyond

After over 20 years in recruitment Helen Plumridge launched King Recruit in 2015 from a small home office with two young children to consider. King Recruit have since launched tech, digital, finance, sales divisions, moved into offices at Pynes Hill in Exeter and placed over 300 people in careers.

Despite the challenges faced by many businesses during the pandemic, King Recruit has...