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How to Use Tech Talent Engine to Find a Job: Tips & Recommendations

Tech Talent Engine is an online hub of information for people wanting to secure roles in tech. It brings together employers, employees, education providers and business owners. In this article, we explain how you can make the most out of the engine.

How to Use Tech Talent Engine to Find a Job: Tips & Recommendations


Tech Talent Engine


If you’re looking for a job but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place.

Tech Talent Engine is an online careers platform for those wanting to secure roles in tech, find out more about the roles available and gain knowledge about the sector.

Whether you have experience working in a tech company or not, we’ll help you understand more about the tech sector and give you the confidence to take your career to the next stage.

Before using Tech Talent Engine, it’s important to understand how to use it to its full potential. From signing up to mentorship and more, there are many aspects to consider.

In this article, we’ll help you understand everything you need to know regarding giving yourself the best chance of finding a role in tech.

1. Create an account

If you haven’t signed up to create an account already as a job seeker, then this should be your first priority. Creating an account will allow you to access full job descriptions, insights, and bookmark vacancies.

You’ll also receive expert insights through your email account, such as job alerts that suit your skillset and interests.

Once you have filled out the suggested boxes, it will take you to the skills quiz.

2. Completing the skills quiz

The skills quiz is designed to prompt questions about the type of technology you’re comfortable working with, your interests and values in the workplace.

If you’re struggling with the values section, select three traits that you admire in a close friend or family member. Use these examples to help you select the three things that are most important to you in a new role.

Once you have finished the skills quiz, it will assign you a career family.

In this scenario, Data & Insights is the assigned career family based on the selected answers.

After, you will be able to click through to your personal dashboard, which will display relevant roles to your career family.

On the right-hand side, you can save jobs to your dashboard to apply to for later. It’s also worth adding any relevant work experience to your dashboard to create your own personal CV.

To check out the roles in depth, simply click find out more, where you will also be able to view the employer profile of the company.

3. Check out our employers

Aside from viewing jobs in your personal dashboard, you can also view a full list of the employers we work with at Tech Talent Engine by clicking Our Employers in the main navigation bar.

Tech Talent Engine works with a range of employers, from small enterprises to large-scale businesses.

Here, you can filter the results based on career family and location. For example, if you would like a job in Data & Insights based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, simply select these filters and the results will show.

Each employer profile shows specific information relevant to them, whether employee benefits, projects, and culture. Spend some time getting to the know the employers in the region, the types of roles they are hiring for and the benefits of working for them.

4. View live vacancies

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for and you’re wanting to see a list of all the types of roles available, then feel free to click Live Vacancies to see every role available.

Those who are new to tech may find this page interesting, as it helps you to become more familiar with job titles in the sector.

You can also use the filters to create select criteria. For example, you may want a hybrid job based in Newcastle Upon Tyne for a minimum salary of £30,000.

It can be helpful to understand the types of companies hiring for your career family too.

5. Learning Support

As a job seeker, you can access a range of support available with Tech Talent Engine. On the top of the home page, you’ll see two options – I am an employer, and I am a job seeker. Simply click I am a job seeker to access the learning support that is available.

From career direction to frequently asked questions and more, Tech Talent Engine is here to support you with any help you may need.

If you’re looking to upskill and learn, consider browsing education providers to discover more about the opportunities available to you.

6. Mentorship

Mentorship is a great way to learn from an expert in the field, as well as access support and advice.

Do you remember a time when someone truly believed in you?

Our programme allows you to pair up with a mentor who is aligned with your morals, career goals and interests. Whether it’s a quick zoom call every month or a coffee every week, you get to choose your own pace.

A mentor will provide support throughout tricky times and help you reach your goals.

7. Keep up to date with insights

The best way to stay up to date with news, information and advice is to keep up to date with our blog, which is located under Insights.

From interviews under the spotlight to tips and helpful information, we cover everything you need to know about the tech sector. Under Spotlights, you can also check out stories from people working in tech, how they got to where they are and their tips for others.

Make a Difference in a Digital World

Starting out in tech can be challenging for several reasons. Competition, complex technology and a constantly evolving field.

Tech Talent Engine is a free platform aimed to shed a spotlight on the local employers in the region, as well as encourage the conversation around digital careers.

Whether you are just starting out or you’ve got years of experience, we are here to help you on your journey. To kickstart your career in tech, simply register to the Tech Talent Engine today.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to us at or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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