Tech constancy commits to tackling skills challenge through UK wide recruitment programme

Stuart Bullock, MD, BJSS

BJSS announced, at the Women in Leeds Digital (WiLD) annual conference, an ambitious UK-wide programme to accelerate the recruitment of school leavers, apprentices, university graduates, and people retraining or returning to work.

The Leeds-based business has 80 new roles, which will be filled between now and 2021 that have been ringfenced for this initiative. Recruits will be supported by the its existing BJSS Academy learning and development infrastructure, and will benefit from a programme of internal, external and on the job training that is carefully designed to nurture their consulting and delivery skills.

Stuart Bullock, managing director, BJSS, said: “BJSS has always been an enthusiastic employer of young people, and I’m thrilled that we’re rising to the skills challenge by extending opportunities to people who wish to retrain for broad ranging careers across our portfolio of consulting roles, or those returning to work.”

“The BJSS Academy plays an exciting and vital role in upskilling people while ensuring that we maintain the expertise we need to deliver some of Britain’s most high-profile projects.”

“Getting people working in roles where they will thrive is a fundamental national priority and we’re pleased to play our part in supporting Britain’s economic recovery.”

The firm’s academy has recorded several successes since it was first introduced in 2015, including a BJSS staff member being named as Europe’s top young software tester. The current cohort comprises 33 young people from across the UK and will run until early October.