licensing scheme update
In July, we were excited to announce the launch of our brand new Licensing Scheme to support local tech businesses who were struggling to fill technology roles due to a lack of available talent. Since the launch we’ve already had substantial interest from several companies looking to recruit tech specialists for a number of exciting projects spanning the digital spectrum.
Within the first two months of the Scheme, we were approached by 5 businesses seeking support with application for working permissions to recruit up to 17 members of staff. Successful application for the positions would allow experts to fill a variety of roles that are integral to the continued growth of the businesses, ranging from the development of existing products that require specialist input, to research into cutting-edge digital areas. This in turn will have a huge positive impact on the island’s digital economy, while allowing for the transfer of vital specialist knowledge to islanders.
We are currently progressing applications for one of the businesses who are aiming to fill between five and seven positions that we are confident would be most beneficial to Jersey, and anticipate assisting with the remaining applications over the coming months.