UK start-ups use event to attract new talent
More than 120 start-up companies are joining forces for the Silicon Milkroundabout event in order to try and tempt the best in recent IT graduates away from the traditional City career route.
With at least 500 jobs on offer the event, which has become annual after its inception last year, is a jobs fair for computer science graduates and software designers.
The event’s name is an amalgamation of the ‘milk-round’ recruitment drives large companies undertake around UK universities which make it difficult for start-ups to compete and Silicon Roundabout – the nickname given to the part of London where more than 500 tech start-ups are based.
This week Amazon Web Services has pledged to give free support to start-ups in the UK from a base in London’s Teach City.
Eric Van der Kleij, chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation, said: “One of the biggest challenges is finding the very best tech talent and convincing them that start-ups are the place to be.”