If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:
Global tech company Saggezza is planning to double the team at its Sunderland office, creating 50 new jobs. Roles include graduate software developers, GMC and Java developers and performance testers.
Nutmeg, a digital wealth management company, has closed a £45 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs. The British firm intends to use the funding to expand internationally and hire new staff.
Sunderland-based Shine Interview, a video recruitment company, has secured £350,000 from the North East Venture Fund. The investment will be used to hire new staff, with jobs including marketing, sales and research & development roles.
Professional services firm PwC is planning to grow its operations in Scotland, with 100 new jobs expected. Most of the roles will be digital technology positions, including enterprise architects, project managers, business analysts and data architects.
Samuel Knight International
Newcastle-based recruitment company Samuel Knight International has raised equity from investor Gresham House Ventures. The investment will be used to establish two new offices overseas while the firm also intends to create 40 new roles across its three offices, with jobs including graduate and experienced consulting roles.
Repeat Digital, a Long Eaton-based digital agency, has moved into new offices in the town. New jobs are expected.
Digital distributor BGL Group is investing £3m in a new tech hub in Sunderland. The firm is currently recruiting 20 new staff, with another 20 new jobs expected to be created by the end of the year. Roles include software engineers and business analysts.
Thorn Baker Group
Recruitment company Thorn Baker Group is planning to create 22 new jobs across its five offices. The firm is currently recruiting.
Source: HN Global