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Celebration of Manchester’s digital sector to return in 2023

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The Digital Skills Festival will return to Manchester from February 6-10, 2023.

Taking place across the city centre, and online, the festival from industry body Manchester Digital brings together North West tech businesses with the current and future stars of the digital and tech world, including showcasing up to 300 job opportunities in software engineering, data, cyber-security, UX, design, business analyst, project management and more on its Wednesday ‘Talent Day.’ The event also coincides with National Apprentice Week, with a dedicated apprenticeship day to inform and guide anyone considering a tech apprenticeship programme.

Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, said: “Our 2023 Skills Festival will showcase the region’s digital and tech sector at its best. A recent study found that 28 per cent of all jobs advertised in Manchester were for the tech sector. On top of this, the average tech salary is 50 per cent higher than the average salary for other jobs, making it a hugely attractive industry for young people and career changers.

“While the sector is always impacted by economic conditions, its resilience and ability to innovate will mean that the sector continues to grow and importantly create high quality jobs, which are key to the region’s overall prosperity and improving the lives of our citizens.”

Manchester City Council has been confirmed as the strategic partner for the event, and Auto Trader returns as headline sponsor. Also signed up to support the festival are Atkins; GlobalLogic UK&I, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, Zühlke, hackajob, Bentley, University of Salford and Bruntwood SciTech.

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