Tom Keighley

Graduate tech jobs showcased in London

The Silicon Milkroundabout Job Fair is set to return to East London this weekend, showcasing tech careers for graduates.

Hundreds of the UK’s top start-ups will be in attendance at the Truman Brewery, offering more than 800 jobs to the UK’s brightest graduates.

Big names such as Twitter, Songkick, Moo, Wonga, Mozilla and Moshi Monsters will be there to promote careers.

Job search engine Adzuna.co.uk, published some graduate recruitment stats ahead of the event, showing there are over 4,000 graduate technical jobs currently available in the UK; up 33% since the last Silicon Milkroundabout, 6 months ago.

In addition to this, it is estimated that 7,000 computer scientists will graduate this summer from University in the UK, meaning just under 2 applicants for every graduate tech vacancy.

Mobile developers were shown to be particularly in demand, as job vacancies were up 65% year-on-year for Android developers and up over 100% for iPhone and iPad developers.

Despite what appears to be a healthy level of tech jobs in the UK, 1 in 10 Computer Science graduates remain unemployed, according to the Higher Education Statistics Authority.

Andrew Hunter, Co-Founder of UK job search engine Adzuna said: “It’s amazing to see the start up scene in the UK really starting to boom and it’s even better to see the brightest minds in the UK picking jobs in startups over banks.

“Events like the Silicon Milkroundabout are fuelling this new, entrepreneurial wave in Britain.”

The event takes place following this week’s announcement from Hewlett Packard that it is to cut around 27,000 jobs, some of which will be from its six sites across the UK.

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