Harvey Nash, the leading global technology recruiter, has launched a major new initiative to bring fresh, diverse talent into the tech sector through a unique cross-training programme.

Harvey Nash NextGen will partner with customers to access scarce technology skills: from identifying the people needed, to developing their skills through the Harvey Nash NextGen Academy, to employing and deploying the talent, which later can be employed by the customer.

With demand for technology talent remaining at an all-time high, this new solution allows Harvey Nash to take an active role in adding to the pipeline of future technology talent in the UK, while creating opportunities for under-represented groups to build successful careers in the sector.

Harvey Nash NextGen will be led by Robin MacDonald, director, and Regan Stevely, associate director, who together have significant experience in the hire, train and deploy sector, having built successful careers at FDM and mthree (now Wiley Edge), and more recently establishing and growing their own business, Rubik Talent.

Harvey Nash has successfully developed similar services in its Belgium and Dutch businesses, with the UK adding further to its international footprint. With seven in ten digital leaders reporting a technology skills shortage, this new service line adds significantly to Harvey Nash’s existing technology talent services, and how it helps customers build and transform their technology teams.

“Nash Squared continually looks for new ways to add value to its customers,” said Bev White CEO of Nash Squared, parent company to Harvey Nash. “Demand for technology talent remains at an all-time high in the UK. Through Harvey Nash NextGen we are directly addressing current and future skills shortages. Not only are we playing an active role in developing the next generation of tech talent, but by collaborating with our clients we will be paving the way for under-represented groups to build successful careers.”

Andy Heyes, managing director of Harvey Nash UK South added: “As an organisation we understand our social responsibility, and to provide individuals from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to develop new skills whilst helping our clients engage with new talent pools is a natural step for us.”

Robin MacDonald, Director, Harvey Nash NextGen said: “Talent comes in many shapes and forms, and all the evidence shows that increasing team diversity also increases team effectiveness. Harvey Nash NextGen will help our customers do just that. With the backing of a major talent and technology solutions brand we have an opportunity to make a major impact on the sector, and are excited to get started.”


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