There’s more to Campus Party Europe than just being a week-long, 24-hour-a-day festival of hacking, gaming, tech talks and competitions.
Campus Party can even give your tech career a boot up the backside. Your ticket (which costs £15 a day or from £30 for the full week of 2-7 September) gets you into Market Place too – One of Europe's biggest digital recruitment event, and the perfect place to make fresh contacts, get crucial advice on applications and pitches and maybe even find that dream job.
Get that first foot in the digital door
Enternships.com is a great place to start if you're looking for that first internship or grad scheme at an exciting start-up. And it's not just coding skills needed, it's also app development, sales, design, social media and marketing roles that need filling.
Not just for n00bs
Market Place is geared towards tech recruitment at all stages so while it's an incredible opportunity for students and recent graduates, anyone with skills, background or even just an interest in working in tech should pop their head in. The Radical Employability Training is a good starting point if you're determined to find a new job, switch industries or go freelance.
Campus Party’s partners are looking for tech talent
Big names like Telefonica, Cisco, Ladbrokes and BlackBerry will be at Campus Party's Market Place and they're there for a reason – to find new faces. Listen to them give you an outline of the current job market and maybe that killer bit of application, interview or internship advice that will secure a job in tech.
Want business advice on going global?
The internet is everywhere and it's not good enough to think about how your idea might slot into this country's digital economies. That's why UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) will also be on hand for advice to anyone who has a great product and wants to export it. Their Masterclass runs all week and successful business wizkids will be answering questions in the main arena.
Start-ups that need a media masterclass are in the right place
It's not all about potential employees – Market Place is also running seminars on PR and media management. Get do's and don'ts from expert PR bods like Simon Corbett from Jargon PR who know exactly what tech entrepreneurs need to do to get the press on their side – and quickly.
Funding can be fun when you know how
The UKTI and serial entrepreneur Ruzy Chishty are also on hand to put the 'fun' in 'funding' with seminars on the six essential stages for start-ups and how to sell your ideas to investors with spot-on pitches full of the right information. Find out what makes the UKTI's Venture Capital Unit tick and how to get angel investors on your side.
Of course you are. Tickets are available right now at www.campus-party.eu/ for the bargain price of £30 for the full-week pass. Or you can get a day-pass to each of the four main days, with entrance to the opening ceremony included, for just £15.
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Just add the code CPSTUFF in the purchase box once you've registered for the event and you'll be sent an email to claim your free issues of Stuff.