We met with Leeds City College a few weeks ago to talk about how we could help encourage more digital businesses to take on work experience students. Akeisha Brown from the colleges Business Engagement team talks about how digital businesses can get involved and how beneficial work experience is to students wanting to pursue careers in the industry.
It's been nearly a month since our fourth annual Leeds Digital Festival event 'She Does A Day in Digital' at the Belgrave. Team member Jo reflects on the evening and summarises some of the key nuggets of advice from our amazing line up of speakers.
We sent our very own Alice Shackley along to WiLD (Women in Leeds Digital), the first full day conference of its kind at this years Leeds Digital Festival. The conference aimed to educate and inform the tech talent of tomorrow and showcase the range of roles and female activity within the digital sector. Here are her thoughts and key takeaways from the day.
Natalie Lovett is the Cloud Commercial Lead at Infinity Works Consulting, but her route into the tech industry wasn’t as straightforward as you might expect. From a passionate start in the music industry to spending years working for the police, her roles have certainly varied over the years.
Phoebe Conner’s journey to Digital Marketing started like many others, with a degree worlds away from tech. Phoebe’s passion for her blog and curiosity in increasing blog views with SEO gave her the confidence to leave a well-paid job as a Mortgage Advisor to work in SEO.
Amy Gerrish is a digital editor at Anthem Publishing. Here, she provides an insight into a typical working day in the digital publishing industry.
Lizzie Lewington has forged an incredibly successful career in digital, that began by creating code on a video game 30 years ago. Lizzie’s passion and skill for digital has seen her excel throughout her career, in both web design and SEO. Now heading up international SEO strategy for one of the top search agencies in the North, this is her #Wheredidyoustart story.