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Tech Talent Engine is Here - Demystifying Tech and Digital Careers

Deciding a career path is difficult for anyone, no matter your industry. With the demand for jobs higher than ever, applicants now need a unique set of skills and experience to allow them to stand out, especially in technology.

Tech Talent Engine is Here - Demystifying Tech and Digital Careers


Tech Talent Engine


It's Not Easy

Let's face it, finding a job is difficult.

Employees are facing even tougher application processes and employers are struggling to find quality applicants.

So, what's the solution?

Aimed to bridge the gap between vacancies and applicants, Tech Talent Engine is a new platform dedicated to helping people in the North East find jobs in technology. It connects businesses with individuals and targets the skills gap in technology, avoiding the many hurdles people jump through to get an interview.

Tech Talent Engine

Tech Talent Engine aims to support hundreds of businesses and employees as part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s (NTCA) £12m Digital Growth and Innovation Programme.

Funded by local sponsors including Opencast, Mediaworks, the University of Newcastle, and Tombola, collaboration is at the heart of the engine.

Candidates looking for a job are encouraged to complete the skills quiz, which carefully selects a career based on a unique set of criteria. The skills quiz targets questions around the technology they’re comfortable working with and their interests, such as JavaScript, Adobe InDesign and many more.

After carefully gathering this unique information, a career family is assigned. For example, a career in technology solutions is recommended if your interests are gaming, coding and problem-solving.

With accessibility in mind, Tech Talent Engine helps to streamline research and allows employers to find successful candidates. No more scouting the internet for roles, Tech Talent Engine uses unique criteria to allow companies and employers to both access support and network with others in the field.

It might be that you’re looking for the highest paying jobs in tech, or maybe you just want to learn more about the available careers, Tech Talent Engine is a hub of information for the tech industry.

Our Employers

The North East boasts a fast-growing technology sector, which means we get to work with some of the most successful companies, including:

  • Mediaworks
  • Kinewell Energy
  • Layers
  • Opencast
  • SoPost
  • Sumo Newcastle
  • UpReach

If you are a business that is struggling to find the right applicants for your organisation, then allow us to connect you with talented individuals at Tech Talent Engine.

You don’t have to be a sponsor to advertise your roles either, as we will post any North East tech jobs for free. However, you won’t be able to access the additional support, marketing and PR opportunities that the sponsorship package offers.

Learning Support

Perhaps you know what career you’d like to work in but don’t have the skills or experience for the role. We offer a range of training opportunities in the region to help applicants feel more comfortable with their abilities.

From bootcamps to online courses and university degrees, our partners offer a range of courses to help develop skills and get applicants ready for the interview.

You might have a passion for excel but you don’t have the right qualifications to apply for a role. Our courses cater to all ages and backgrounds, allowing anyone to take the first step towards self development.

Evolving Workplaces and Attitudes Towards Work

It’s no lie that unemployment is continuing to rise, and many companies are facing a serious skills shortage as a result.

While we don’t anticipate solving unemployment to be a one-size-fits-all solution, Tech Talent Engine will play a huge role in giving people in technology a chance to improve their CV and skillset, as well as access to a range of support.

Businesses learn more about their niche and applicants understand the steps to get there.

Join our growing team of members today and help us build the North East’s technology hub by collaborating with others in the industry. If you have any questions about anything in this article or want to learn more about Tech Talent Engine, then you can get in touch at

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