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on 21st Jul 2017
Gender Pay Gap

Unless you’ve been living on Mars this week, you’ll have noticed that the UK is a flood with discussion on how to achieve equal pay for women, for people of colour, for everyone.

on 29th Jun 2017
Applause IT Day at the Races

If you’re struggling to retain staff or want to build a more cohesive workplace atmosphere- we highly recommend a day at the races. Maybe not on the hottest day of the year, but still, a great day out.

on 23rd Jun 2017
Interview Preparation Guide: Get hired with tips from Ted Talks

There’s nothing worse than coming out of an interview feeling that the interviewer didn’t get to see the real you, or your enthusiasm didn’t shine. So how do we make sure we’re our enthusiasm shines when it comes to the interview and we’re likely feeling nervous, and our least confident?

on 16th Jun 2017
Applause IT in Birmingham Digital Digbeth Day

We want to send a huge thank you to everyone involved with #Digicities Digital Digbeth at Fazeley Studios. You looked after us, inspired plenty of Thursday Thought time and most importantly gave us a chance to get creative!

on 2nd Jun 2017
The Applause IT family on graduation day

As a recruitment agency with years of consulting experience, and as a graduate employer training graduates to become specialist IT recruitment consultants, we wanted to pass on a few tips we’ve picked up over the years on landing a job. As you can see from our Applause family collage- we were graduates once!

on 15th May 2017
Visual display of Wannacrypt attack from MalwareTech blog 24 hours after Friday's release, and Monday morning compared.

We owe a huge thank you to @MalwareTech for his involvement in a global crisis, but attacks such as WannaCrypt are far from over. For companies who escaped last weekend's attack- use this as a clear wake-up call to make your anti-virus set up a clear priority going forward.

on 5th May 2017
Are you our next recruitment superhero?

If you are excited to know your Java from your JavaScript, your scrum to your agile working environments, then recruitment could be the career for you! In our recruitment training academy, you’ll learn all the tools you’ll need to become a recruitment superhero along with the technical expertise to excel in the specialist IT sector.

on 13th Apr 2017
Recruitment consultant academy graduation

With their academy days over, we’re excited for our new recruits to join the ranks of our talented team, to take what they have learnt, and continue to grow and forge their own path as specialist IT recruiters.

on 15th Mar 2017
Spring Budget 2017 Chancellor of the Exchequer

As recruitment consultants, we speak with the spectrum of workers daily from employees to employers, contractors and self-employed personnel to Ltd company owners. All of whom are directly affected by the budget’s biggest talking points, NICs, Returnships & the future of tech talent.