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Connect release over 30 new jobs due to continued growth in technology innovation

Midlands-based creative technology agency Connect has released over 30 new jobs due to the continued demand for technology innovation by some of the world’s biggest brands. 

Connect currently employ 130 people across 2 offices in Wolverhampton and Birmingham and plan to increase their workforce by another 30% by early 2017. 

Working with major blue-chip companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham Airport and Bentley, many of the roles are focussed on software development to support the businesses’ strength and success in delivering cutting edge technology solutions that deliver results. 

Jose Espinosa, Partner, reflects on the ever-changing technology landscape: 

"Gone are the days where creating a digital marketing strategy simply meant building a website or having a social presence. Technology is all around us all of the time. The pace at which it is developing is extraordinary and the impact it is having on our lives is growing every single day. Brands are beginning to recognise this. 

It’s our job at Connect to help our clients battle through this minefield to ensure they’re using the right technology that results in a more intimate customer experience and ultimately delivers a better return on investment."

The ambitious growth model comes at an exciting time for Connect. As Tracey Knowles, Head of HR explains: 

"It’s a great time to work in this industry and it’s a great time to work at Connect. As the lead technology partner for Jaguar Land Rover, our development team are constantly working on amazing, innovative projects. We are one of a handful of businesses that adopt a fully agile working methodology, allowing us to collaborate with both our clients who inspire our ideas and our colleagues that bring them to life. 

Teamwork is what makes us work and we are looking for the sort of people that get excited about technology. Curious collaborators that not only want to work with cutting edge technologies but want to be part of a team that discovers new ones."

Connect pride themselves on their culture and through regular employee engagement surveys boast that 98% of their staff say they are ‘proud to work for Connect’. This statistic is often recognised at awards’ ceremonies including the Express & Star Business Awards where they walked away with the Innovation Award for 2016 and the Birmingham Post Business Awards where they were awarded the Sales & Marketing Business of the Year 2016. 

Commenting on the secret of Connects’ success, Tracey Knowles concludes: 

"Having both our Birmingham and Wolverhampton offices on the doorstep of train stations has had a big impact on recruitment. Our accessibility within the region and beyond, plus our fantastic personal development programme makes Connect an attractive employee prospect and we look forward to expanding our diverse range of talent."

Visit www.connect-group.com/careers to find out more or call Akil Kapasi on 07753 498 130.