18:59 14 May 2018
Jennifer Mossop Scott says that recruiting tech talent in Manchester is competitive as every business in the area are always on the look-out for great tech talent.
Speaking at BusinessCloud and Select Property Group’s “Why Now is the Time to Invest in Manchester’ event, she said: “We find it competitive but successful sourcing talent in Manchester. We fight hard like everyone else for great talent and find terrific graduates, particularly in computer science and tech, coming out of the universities.”
She added that apprenticeships have been a key source of recruitment success for the company, which is itself midway through a huge digital transformation journey.
“Our marketing is much more digitally generated than it ever was,” she said.
“We’re moving away at pace from being a retailer that lands catalogues on doorsteps – it’s just not how we do business any more. Even 5-10 years ago that was the main rhythm driver for us.”
“As a result we need all this supporting technology and talent to truly make that leap into a digital business,” said Mossop Scott.