blog Big News!!! About SMR, Next event | September 20, 2022 | 2 min read Silicon Milkroundabout presents… NEXT GEN A new event to support the next generation of tech talent. Friday 18 November 2022 | The Truman Brewery We are excited to announce that we will be introducing a brand new event called NEXT GEN on 18 November. Our NEXT GEN event is our way of creating change by doing what we do best. We recognise the current high demand for mid-senior level roles is leaving out a huge portion of incredible potential hires because companies aren’t as open to hiring juniors, grads or career changers. This isn’t sustainable and needs to change. These groups will eventually become the future teams who will continue to grow and make companies successful (if they are not too put off beforehand). We have to do better to help support, guide and nurture them. This is also a really exciting opportunity for tech companies to give back and help support the next wave of tech talent coming through. Who’s it for? People looking to work in software engineering, data science, design, marketing and product: Juniors with < 12 months relevant tech work experience. Recent higher education graduates Coding bootcamp graduates Career switchers with transferable skills The focus of the event The NEXT GEN event will help candidates navigate their way into a tech career by Meeting face to face with companiesFind out what they look for in people they hire and how to up skillIf they have a grad scheme, training programme or supportive career development opportunities. What the hiring process is like and how to best prepareOffer insights in CV advice PLUS answer any other burning questions they might have. As well as meeting the companies, attendees will also be able to Enjoy drinks at our free barFREE PIZZALive DJ Our NEXT GEN event will be held at The Truman Brewery on the Friday 18 November! Applications are now open, tickets are limited so sign up now to avoid missing out. To apply just complete the normal event application form.