Scottish recruitment firm Eden Scott has launched a new division, ES Digital, to meet the growing demand for specialist digital roles across Scotland.
Despite the fact the sector is worth £1.5bn and is responsible for over 101,000 jobs, the country is experiencing a digital skills shortage.
The growth in Scotland’s SME sector particularly within fintech, cloud computing, e-commerce and gaming amongst others has fuelled this demand.
Headed up by digital specialist, Jennifer Telfer, a senior consultant within the existing Sales and Marketing team, the new division will specifically focus on roles that meet the demand of this growing digital sector.
Where marketing recruitment used to be dominated by Account Management and Marketing Manager roles, over 60% of the jobs Eden Scott searched for last year were in specialist front-end digital areas such as analytics, user experience (UX), paid search, inbound marketing and user interface development (UI) amongst others.
Jennifer Telfer said “The changing nature of how businesses operate, the way they promote to and transact with their customers online means the personnel they need are far more technical. This encouraged us to look again at our approach to recruitment in this sector. It made commercial sense for Eden Scott to now have specialists working in this area who truly understand what these roles require and who would have the requisite skills to succeed.”
“Many of the start-ups in this space are experiencing rapid growth as they expand from their Scottish roots and demand the very best talent to help their business grow. I’ve spent the last four years immersed in this industry and I am truly passionate about digital talent and business’ in Scotland.”
Chris Logue, Founding Partner, Eden Scott said “Launching ES digital highlights the flexibility and passion we have within our business. Our team identified a need in the market and took the initiative to capitalise on the opportunity. We are looking forward to helping the digital disruptors grow with the very best staff.”