Hundreds of jobs on offer at tech recruitment event

Job seekers can meet some of the North East’s biggest technology companies looking to fill 100s of vacancies at an event in Sunderland this week.

North East Tech Talent is the largest jobs and skills event focusing specifically on opportunities in the region’s booming software and digital sector.

Over 30 businesses, training providers and education establishments will be exhibiting at the event, which takes place on 19 May at the Sunderland Software Centre.

Businesses will be advertising over 100 vacancies across tech, sales, marketing, business development and admin functions- ranging from apprenticeship opportunities to experienced senior management level.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from colleges, universities and training providers about a range of fast-track, earn while you learn and undergraduate level courses to boost their CVs.

The event is being hosted by Sunderland Software City, which provides support and opportunities to help grow the North East technology sector, and is supported by The Education Foundation, the UK’s first independent, cross sector, education think tank focused on education reform, technology & innovation.

Amy Porter, Skills Manager at Sunderland Software City said: “The North East Tech Talent fair is an excellent opportunity for people at all stages in their career to come along, meet potential employers and find out about the promising career prospects in the North East’s growing technology and digital sector.

“There will be a large number of employers attending the event looking to fill a wide variety of roles across all job levels, so there will be vacancies to suit all levels of experience.

“In addition, this event will be a great opportunity for people not familiar with the tech sector or who are interested in technology to meet representatives from the region’s software and IT businesses and find out about the massive range of opportunities available to them on their doorstep.”

The event is sponsored by Career Hacker, the innovative job tool developed by Sunderland-based data science specialists Geek Talent, and all attendees registered for the event will be invited to download the tool so they can view vacancies, research employers of interest and plan their visit.

The National Careers Service will also be on hand during the day, with attendees able to book one on one CV and application reviews with experienced career advisers.

The event takes place on Thursday 19th May from 2pm – 8pm at the Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland SR1 1PB.

 Attendees can register for free at

 Everyone who attends the event will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Mini.