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Hundreds of jobs on offer at Digital Skills Festival

Digital Skills Festival

The UK's largest digital skills careers fair is to return to Manchester this year. It is estimated that one in 10 job vacancies are currently in tech.

Manchester Digital's annual Digital Skills Festival will take place in February – starting on February 8th - and will assess the impact Brexit and the Covid pandemic has had on the sector and its working practices.

It aims to connect Northern talent with some of the city region's biggest tech employers - as many continue to grow and recruit. Those will include Auto Trader, Bentley, musicMagpie and the ICO.

Upwards of 250 jobs, placements and internships will be on offer in fields including development, data, security, design, project management, digital marketing, UX and more.

The five-day event will take place online, and include the UK's largest digital skills careers fair, Talent Day, connecting 1,500 students from schools, colleges and universities plus anyone interested in a career in the sector, with respected industry professionals and employers.

A recent report by Tech Nation revealed Manchester as the fastest-growing tech hub in Europe - with an increase of investment of £48m from 2018 to 2019, up 277% to £181m.

It will launch on February 8 and reveal the findings of the 2021 Digital Skills Audit.