More than 1,000 students turned out for Manchester Digital’s ‘talent day’ at Manchester Town Hall today.
The digital sector trade body organised the event as part of a plan to forge stronger links between businesses and the city’s universities.
The idea is the companies get access to potential employees and the city’s wider talent pool benefits from less brain drain to London.
“It’s been fantastic for our members and what we’ve been able to say to the students is there are 100 jobs on offer here,” said Manchester Digital’s chair Shaun Fensom.
“The message we’ve been getting to our members is you need to start talking to students now to stop them going to London when they finish.”