How to engage youth in their digital futures

A Melrose recruitment software firm is encouraging the next generation of talented youngsters to pursue careers in the digital sphere.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 2:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 10:07 am
IQX staff at London event

IQX, developer of smart recruitment temp desk software, featured at the recent TechMix event in London.

Marketing manager Sarah Johnstone and board advisor Russell Dalgleish were selected to speak at the event and made the case for young people in digital.

The Digital Careers Show, part of an initiative pushed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, was created to help young people learn valuable future skills and turbocharge their careers – something the IQX team are strongly in favour of.

SBSR IQX Melrose

Viola Scott, director of IQX, said: “The world of recruitment is changing fast, as we know from our work developing recruitment software for businesses all over the country.

“The technological workforce is expanding at a rapid rate, and we want to encourage more of the next generation’s leading lights to get their feet on the digital career ladder – this was the main focus of Sarah’s speech.”

She added: “At IQX, we’re actively hiring, and we’d love to 
welcome some fresh young talent to our team, leveraging their enthusiasm and natural knack for all things digital to take our endeavours to the next level.

“We’ll also be pursuing a host of exciting new ways to engage young people and get them interested in digital, as this is something we feel very passionate about. Watch this space!”

SBSR IQX Melrose

Ellen Kerr, programme manager at the Digital Skills Agency, said of the event: “It was a privilege to have the Scottish contingent join us at the Mayor of London’s Digital Roadshow.

“The fantastic team, which included Rob Huggings (business development manager at MBN), Sarah Johnstone, (marketing manager at IQX), Martin Lucas, (emotional intelligence), Carl Rodrigues (startups coach and mentor, associate at the Open Data Institute) and Grace Carey, (digital recruiter at Zebra People) all gave fundamental advice and guidance to our future digital leaders.”

She continued: “On top of spending the whole day at our event that was sponsored by the Mayor of London.”

And the push towards the future did not finish at the end of the day.

Ellen Kerr added: “All those who were presenting gave inspiring motivational speeches at the key speaker’s summit.

“We really enjoyed having Russell and the team on board, and we look forward to welcoming them back on July 7 at the Copperbox in the Olympic Park.”