550 vacancies at the IT Job Fair – the market is hot!

March 30, 2017News
Fromthe-steps

Today we hosted the IT Fair for the tenth time. This is an event that we arrange in collaboration with Arbetsförmedlingen and Lund Municipality. We had 65 companies presenting with at total of 550 vacancies! Many companies choose to come back year after year, with new companies joining each year. This year there were companies from Sweden, Denmark and Germany looking to recruit new colleagues. 

Among the veterans were Combain, who were a relatively new company when they participated the first time in 2012. Since then they have hired after most IT Fairs. Other returning companies are Axis, Volvo Cars, ÅF and Huawei Technologies. 

– Our goal is that more people are given the chance to be a part of building the connected world of the future, says Mia Rolf, CEO of Ideon Science Park. 

Software developers wanted

The most sought after skill of the day was software developer. 

– It is very clear. Many companies are looking for software developers, says Emma Lindgren, Project Manager from Arbetsförmedlingen.

– As the demand rises, companies are more willing to hire people without experience, says Mia Rolf. 

Axis alone hire up to 150 of the 300 programmers that graduate from Lund University every year.

- We are, together with the industry, looking into the possibilities of starting a school for programmers. We want to create a fast track, she says. 

See the article in Skånska Dagbladet about the event