Hundreds of tech jobs will be available with some of the UK’s most well-known employers during a one-day hiring event hosted by Indeed, the UK’s largest job site.
BT and Asos, as well as financial behemoths HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group, will be interviewing candidates – and potentially making on-the-spot offers – on Tuesday, June 29 during Indeed’s “Tech Needs Her” National Hiring Day.
Entry-level positions such as junior software developer are available, as are more senior positions such as head of operations and senior software developer.
There are approximately 300 jobs available across England, Scotland, and Wales, and while the hiring event is open to all, employers are especially eager to encourage women and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds to apply. The event will make use of Indeed’s interview platform, which allows people to book their own interview slots, meet their prospective employer via videolink, and even wait in a virtual “lobby.” Candidates can use technology to find times that work with their schedules and allow for preparation time.
Employers benefit from National Hiring Day by delegating administrative tasks – including candidate screening – to Indeed and integrating stages of the hiring process in one place. This new method of hiring reduces the time it takes to find a suitable candidate from an average of six weeks to a matter of days.
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Candidates can book an interview slot here: https://events.indeed.com/virtual_hiring_day/97/
Deepa Somasundari, senior director of strategic projects at the global job site Indeed, said:
“Our first National Hiring Day last year was a runaway success with more than 700 people moving straight to interviewing, reducing the time it takes to get a job. This time around we’re focusing on the tech sector with an emphasis on encouraging women and people from underrepresented groups to apply to help address diversity imbalances.
“Britain is a world leader for tech innovation and the sector is synonymous with benefits and progression that appeal to those seeking a stronger work-life balance as well as solid career opportunities. Companies should represent the world around them and we hope the Tech Needs Her hiring event is another step towards achieving that while helping people find jobs in a burgeoning sector.”
She continued: “Hiring Events like this make it easier for employers to connect with jobseekers from all backgrounds living all over the UK. Because the interviews are virtual, qualified candidates can meet prospective employers safely and from the comfort of their own home, enabling employers to reach a deeper and more diverse pool of talent.”