150 tech jobs to be created to meet growing demand

An AI-driven education business has announced plans to create 150 tech jobs across the West Midlands.

TechTalent will bring forward the new roles in collaboration with companies of all sizes and sectors that have a need for tech skills.

The firm expects the first of the new roles to be confirmed imminently, with the full 150 jobs steadily rolled out in the coming months.

The organisation, which has offices in Birmingham will be working with businesses to create jobs through its Attract, Train and Deploy model.

This scalable model sees TechTalent handle the entire administrative process of recruiting and training individuals before placing them with businesses to meet their specific needs.

Janice Rae, TechTalent CEO and founder, said: “We’re seeing huge industry demand for individuals with specialist skills across a range of tech disciplines and are in a perfect position to help meet this demand.

“Our Attract, Train and Deploy model allows us to adapt to meet the requirements of businesses across the region, providing them with the specialist tech talent they need to continue to grow.”

Through the TechTalent Academy, the organisation says it already has a pool of specialists in cloud computing, cyber security, data science and software development available for placement – from entry-level to senior roles – at businesses across the West Midlands.

Neil Rami, CEO at the West Midlands Growth Company, said: “Last week, Birmingham Tech Week showcased our region’s status as a destination of choice for fast-growing tech businesses and the UK’s fastest-growing regional tech hub. Through its Attract, Train and Deploy model, TechTalent is playing a vital role in supporting the sector’s growth ambitions, making it faster and easier for businesses to secure the critical skills they need.”

Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, commented: “By creating a strong and sustainable skills pipeline for local businesses, TechTalent is helping to take Birmingham’s tech sector to the next level, while bringing a valuable wave of jobs to the city. Their innovative training approach streamlines the recruitment process for leaders, enabling them to focus on value-add business activities”.