Names old and new at Leeds digital job fair

Amy De-Balsi.

Amy De-Balsi.

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Nearly 50 exhibitors have signed up for this month’s Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0.

Major companies returning after taking part in February’s inaugural event include Lhasa Limited, Sky Betting & Gaming, Callcredit and Google.

Jon Milsom.

Jon Milsom.

And they will be joined by a string of established employers making their first appearance at the fair.

The newcomers include Pitchero, a Leeds-based sports website platform. Pitchero co-founder and chief technology officer Jon Milsom said: “As the biggest online sports network in the UK, we are constantly looking for ways in which we can grow and improve our business and we see our amazing team as key to that.

“We are currently looking to expand our teams across three core areas – development, marketing and customer success – and we see the Digital Job Fair as a great way to meet some potentially awesome candidates.”

Another new exhibitor is DevAcademy, an IT training and resource provider based in Newcastle.

Rachel Peacock.

Rachel Peacock.

Managing director Rachel Peacock said: “DevAcademy are currently recruiting for trainee and junior developers, testers and support roles.

“If you want to kickstart your career in technology, then come and have a chat with us at the fair.”

Leeds Digital Job Fair 2.0 will take place from midday to 4pm next Thursday, October 20, at the First Direct Arena.

It has been organised by Amy De-Balsi, founder of online jobs board Herd.

Employers with an interest in taking one of the last few exhibitor spaces at the event are asked to e-mail amy@herd.careers.

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently launched its Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.

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