We’ve mentioned before how Dorset and Hampshire firms are desperately seeking the finest IT minds in the country. Now, a report by Tech Nation confirms our suspicions – it’s official, Bournemouth’s digital economy is booming. In fact, Bournemouth is growing faster than London in terms of tech, with digital start-up incorporations rising 212pc between 2010 and 2013.
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Candidates can also find the latest vacancies listed on our Twitter feed and on BournemouthNews.info, which brings you the latest job news weekly. Many who studied at Bournemouth University return to the town after a stint in London, or further afield, bringing with them new skills and experiences to help Dorset firms expand. What’s more, with free fast WiFi in the town centre and the council-backed Silicon Beach conference every summer, Bournemouth is really making it’s mark as a digital ‘hub’.
21pc of UK high-growth technology firms struggle to find staff with the right digital skills, according to research from Barclays, so it is important that recruitment agencies help firms fill the gaps and cope with work spikes. Tech City is a Government-backed organisation charged with accelerating the growth of the UK digital economy.
Baroness Shields, the chair of Tech City UK and digital adviser to the Prime Minister, said: “We are the most digital nation in the world and it is important that government policy makes the most of this enormous potential.”