61% of scale-ups said that they would be able to grow faster if it were easier to attract people from industry
Silicon Milkroundabout developed as a not-for-profit voluntary solution from the ecosystem to help scale-ups attract talented adults to work for them. They run bi-annual events designed to match talented people with the thousands of jobs on offer at UK tech start-ups. Launched in 2011, it aims to establish ‘working for a start-up’ alongside other popular career paths such as ‘working for a bank’, ‘working for a creative agency ’or ‘working for a tech giant’ in the minds of the UK’s most talented people. Each event has more than 160 start-ups showcasing their career opportunities and 3,000 attending candidates across the roles of engineering, product management, design and marketing.