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Sunderland Software City began in 2008 with the aim of growing the software sector in the North East of England. Now in 2015, the region boasts over 1,500 software companies and a recent Tech Nation report suggested sector employment to be nearly 27,000.
We want to continue to grow the sector, helping businesses to overcome the challenges and obstacles that prevent them from succeeding and bring new opportunities to the region.
We have made good inroads in developing opportunities – we now host one of only three local Digital Catapult Centres in the country.
We have also established strong connections with multinational companies who see the North East’s software SMEs as a great supply-chain opportunity.
We want to ensure that the North East is seen as a core centre of software innovation nationally and internationally so we work with educators, policy makers and business to ensure that the region has the skills and infrastructure to drive the sector forward, creating jobs and making a positive contribution to the local economy.
To ensure the continued success of the project, Sunderland Software City is expanding and recruiting 3 new posts to join the existing team in our central Sunderland base:
Data Specialist – Business Engagement (salary £30,000 – £35,000 p.a.)
You need to be able to speak to businesses from all walks of life and help them understand how they can use data to help drive efficiencies, productivity and generate more revenue. You will need to have a good understanding of data and associated technologies but you equally need to be conformable talking to non-technical people.
Training Officer (salary £18,000 - £22,000 p.a.)
We provide bespoke training to companies in the software sector and are looking for someone to join our small team to support training development & delivery. If you are ambitious and have the desire and ability to help people do their jobs better you’ll fit right in. Whilst holding a training qualification would be good we don’t view this as a necessity. We’d also be interest to hear from those who’d be interested in a part-time role.
Project Assistant – Apprentice Post (Above national Apprentice Wage
We are a dynamic team working in a dynamic industry, and we need someone to hold our initiative together. We generate new ideas on a weekly basis and need a flexible and driven forward-thinker to help us test and drive these forward. If you can be as innovative in your approach to new ideas as you can be diligent in raising purchase orders we want to work with you.
We honestly believe standard recruitment processes don’t work in the software industry and this is reflected through the way we bring our team together. If you are interested in any of the above roles we want you to come along to our open day on Friday 10th April between 8am and 7pm for an informal chat where we can find out more about each other and the roles within our organisation.
You can book an informal chat with one of our staff by registering on the link above and selecting a time to suit you.
If you have any questions on the roles please contact Billy Webber on 0191 562 3350.
Want to know more about Sunderland Software City? Visit www.sunderlandsoftwarecity.com
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