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921: Kainos – Helping Birmingham Become A Global Digital Leader

Kainos provides digital technology solutions that enable companies to work smarter, faster, better. Their clients are predominantly in the Public, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors, and include well-known global organizations and large government departments.

However, when I looked a little closer Kainos, I discovered that they are consistently recognized as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company is also passionate about giving something back to the communities that they live and work in.

When I learned that Kainos’s latest expansion will be coming to Birmingham’s iconic Alpha Tower and that they are aligning with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street’s economic strategy, I felt compelled to find out more about their plans and the ambitious target for the region to create 29,000 digital and creative jobs by 2030.

I invited Russell Sloan, Digital Services Director at Kainos onto my daily tech podcast to learn more about their work with West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street and plans to help Birmingham to become a global digital leader.

From entry-level to experienced tech professionals, Kainos has been working to identify local talent across the whole spectrum, and for the coming year has sights set on hires with experience working in data, product, design, and engineering.

Kainos has fostered strong relationships with local universities and schools as it builds the next generation of digital talent, with more than a quarter of its 80 Birmingham hires having graduated from local universities.

A number of the students hired were identified through the Kainos Academy – a training and recruitment program offering a range of courses and work placement opportunities, which has helped over 5,000 people since its launch.

We also discuss how also want to build on the success of their regular A.I.Camp and CodeCamp events to develop even stronger relationships with leading universities, local schools, government departments, and other businesses.



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