Data Talent returns to kickstart careers in data science

Brian Hills of The Data Lab

DATA Talent, Scotland’s biggest data science and AI talent showcase, is once again opening its doors for people looking to kick start their careers in the data sector. Following a 3-year hiatus, The Data Lab will welcome up to 300 graduates and professionals on 15 March in Glasgow to meet with prospective employers face-to-face to understand the opportunities available to them.

In addition to the prime networking opportunity, Tim Campbell MBE, known for being the winner of the first series of The Apprentice and returning to the current series as Lord Sugar’s aide, will deliver the event’s keynote speech. He will lean on his experiences of data and technology, in and outside of business, and how it is impacting the most important thing in organisations – the people.

Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, will also be in attendance.

Brian Hills, Interim CEO of The Data Lab, said: “Data Talent is a unique event that gives everyone from students nearing the end of their course and searching for their first job to professionals considering a career change, the opportunity to network with companies who are actively seeking new talent. While Data Talent moved to a virtual format in recent years, we know from feedback that those attending prefer the in-person event format for networking, since it is an incredible way to connect people with prospective employees. 

“But Data Talent isn’t just for those looking to join the data science and AI workforce now. It’s for anyone looking to learn more about the myriad of career paths available that relate to these areas.  In addition to networking and keynotes, there will be a range of panel discussions as well as interactive workshops covering a range of skills including CV building, techniques for handling technical interviews, the art of storytelling through data visualization, navigating job roles in the field, and the continuing demand for, and opportunities available in, data engineering.  There will also be the opportunity to upgrade your LinkedIn profile with a professional photographer providing headshots. We welcome everyone even considering a career relating to data science to attend.”

Data Talent takes place on 15 March 2022 at The Hilton, Glasgow. Tickets and more information are available online now.

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