Meridian launches IT & New Technology sector
Meridian Business Support has launched an IT & New Technology specialism to its business.
The news follows reports that computing and IT is the top sector when it comes to permanent placement revenue generation in the recruitment industry, boasting a 2014/2015 figure of £525m (REC). Oxford Economics also reported that 46,000 jobs and £12 billion will be generated in the digital technology sector over the next decade, cementing Britain’s place as a major player of the global tech stage.
Meridian says that the boost in UK IT recruitment over the last 12 months, coupled with government technology skills gap initiatives for colleges and universities finally coming to fruition, has meant this is the ideal time for the company to kick off its 2016 growth plans with a dedicated service.
Headed up by Jodie Hill, business manager, the sector will operate out of Witney, Oxfordshire.
On the launch, Hill commented, “This is a really exciting time for Meridian and our expansion into the tech sector means increased opportunities for clients and candidates. Our dedicated IT team, which we already plan to grow in 2016, is split into smaller specialisms boasting extensive market knowledge and insight to help guide careers and provide the best candidates for every available role.”
Managing director of industrial, office and professional, Andrew Pettingill, said, “IT and computing has gathered significant pace with more roles emerging as new technology continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors in our industry.
“Following our success in 2014/15, Meridian has made huge investment in new markets and really focussed on strengthening our teams as part of the long-term strategy of the business. The IT & New Technology specialism follows the launch of our Legal and Finance sectors which debuted in 2015, and this is just the start of what we hope will be a very exciting year for Meridian.”