6 episodes

A podcast aimed at industry leaders and disruptors across the Tech and Engineering space!

Let’s Get Inclusive Insight Recruitment

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

A podcast aimed at industry leaders and disruptors across the Tech and Engineering space!

    Toby Wilman: Battling Imposter Syndrome

    Toby Wilman: Battling Imposter Syndrome

    In our very first episode, we're kicking things off with the insanely inspiring Head of Talent and Community at Infinity Works, Toby Wilman!
    We sit down with Toby to discuss the growth of Infinity Works industry-renowned DevOps Battle Royale event series, tackling the challenges around STEM, how to attract and retain talent, the importance of opening up, what he's learned through his personal journey with anxiety and battling imposter syndrome!
     
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    Join us at our upcoming Let's Get Disruptive event on Feb 5th where we'll be exploring all things 'failure'!
     
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    Looking for a recruitment partner? Get in touch with Insight IT & Engineering Recruitment | s.mccleary@insight-rec.com 
     
    Looking for a tech consultancy? Get in touch with Infinity Works!
     
    Host: Sean McCleary
    Guest: Toby Wilman

    • 30 min
    Neil Casey: Driving Social Justice

    Neil Casey: Driving Social Justice

    In this episode, we sit down with the incredibly accomplished Global Head of Sourcing and Strategic Hiring at ThoughtWorks, Neil Casey!
     
    Neil opens up with impressive honesty about his career journey which spans a number of exceptional roles for awe-inspiring organisations, the professional failure that he now considers to be the best thing to have happened having paved the foundations for everything he's gone on to achieve since, as well as his passion for championing social justice, driving regional change and leveraging globalisation to empower new careers and technologies.
     
    ThoughtWorks, a Global Software Consultancy once ranked by Forbes as the hardest Tech company to get hired by, are emphatic in their commitment to looking at how technology impacts the community around them, striving to make technology more accessible and inclusive, having an acute awareness of privilege and maintaining the pursuit of social justice that's built into ThoughtWorkers DNA.
     
    We discuss an array of pertinent social topics at the forefront of ThoughtWorks agenda, the phenomenal growth of the Manchester Tech scene, the importance of self-reflection when encountering a seeming failure, the 2020 trends Neil foresees disrupting the Tech and Recruitment industries and why he's "prepared to do today what no one else is so that tomorrow he can do what no one else can"!
     
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    Looking for a recruitment partner? Get in touch with Insight IT & Engineering Recruitment | s.mccleary@insight-rec.com 
     
    Looking for a software consultancy? Get in touch with ThoughtWorks!
     
    Host: Sean McCleary
    Guest: Neil Casey

    • 42 min
    Gabrielle Earnshaw: Championing Diversity in Tech

    Gabrielle Earnshaw: Championing Diversity in Tech

    In this episode, we sit down with the exceptionally insightful Gabrielle Earnshaw, Principal Consultant at Infinity Works!
     
    After graduating with a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford, Gabrielle started her working life as a risk analyst. Her want of a longer lunch break on a Friday was the commencement of an incredibly successful career in software engineering, working her way up to the top via a variety of industry-leading software houses and consultancies.
     
    A prominent UK technology consultancy based in Leeds, Infinity Works are the home of thinkers who do and do-ers who think. A collective of progressive Engineers, Technologists and Consultants, they have the intelligence to devise the right solution to any problem, coupled with the skills to build it, and the ability to help you embed real change in your organisation.
     
    In this episode, Gabrielle shares the power of "self-selection" in recruitment, why coding "bootcamps" could be problematic in building key skills such as resilience, the challenges and experiences she's faced as a "woman in tech" - including the prevalence of mansplaining, why you don't have to move into management to excel in your career and that diversity - in all senses of the word - is a key future trend in software.
     
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    Looking for a recruitment partner? Get in touch with Insight IT & Engineering Recruitment | s.mccleary@insight-rec.com 
     
    Looking for a Software Consultancy with the power to transform your organisation? Get in touch with Infinity Works.

     
    Host: Sean McCleary
    Guest: Gabrielle Earnshaw

    • 29 min
    Andy Gray: Raising the Bar with Blockchain

    Andy Gray: Raising the Bar with Blockchain

    We talk to blockchain innovator Andy Gray, co-founder of BlockRocket.tech in this episode of Let's Get Disruptive!
     
    With an expansive resumé and over 20 years of commercial experience developing enterprise IT systems, Andy decided to shift his focus to the exciting realm of emerging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies just over two years ago when he co-founded BlockRocket.tech.
     
    BlockRocket helps their clients to understand how Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) can be applied to their business, guiding them through the whole process from design to prototype to production-ready application.
     
    With a career that spans being a software architect, a scrum master, an agile team leader, a developer across multiple languages AND a consultant at some of the UK's biggest and most recognised tech-focused brands including Equal Experts, The Co-Op, William Hill, Barclays and Barclaycard to name a few - calling Andy an expert within his field would be an understatement.
     
    In this episode, Andy gives us an insight into what it means to be a genuine industry disruptor and provides an exploration into the world of blockchain.
     
    From influencing on how the Government should support the use of emerging technologies and the business benefits of designing marketplaces based on blockchain for products such as digital art, Andy also shares the challenges and opportunities of being innovators in a space where demand has to be created, plus the advantages of being part of the thriving, collaborative community in Manchester's tech scene.
     
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    Looking for a recruitment partner? Get in touch with Insight IT & Engineering Recruitment | s.mccleary@insight-rec.com
     
    Looking for a blockchain consultancy and engineering company? Get in touch with BlockRocket.tech.

    • 26 min
    Tim Benjamin: Technology's Pioneering Storyteller

    Tim Benjamin: Technology's Pioneering Storyteller

    We talk to Composer, Director, Tech Entrepreneur and Infinity Works in-house Storyteller Tim Benjamin in this episode of Let's Get Disruptive!
     
    Tim has proved to be a multi-talented leader, musician, tech head and communicator, achieving great things in many different industries so we relished the opportunity to chat about everything from aliens to climate change, modern opera, mountaineering and e-learning.
     
    Having rapidly grown his first startup in 1989 to 25 people deploying software to millions of homes, Tim's career is firmly rooted in tech.
     
    In this episode, Tim gives us an insight into the importance of capitalising on the creative link between music and technology, what being a Director means to him, understanding and implementing effective people managment as well as his outlook on making mistakes and failures plus the impact that the digital age is having on global warming.
      
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    Want to hear more from Tim? Tim will be hosting our remote edition of Let's Get Disruptive on Wednesday April 8th. To register, follow the link: https://bit.ly/2wQZBKC 
     
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    Looking for a recruitment partner? Get in touch with Insight IT & Engineering Recruitment | s.mccleary@insight-rec.com
     
    Looking for a leading tech consultancy? Get in touch with Infinity Works

    • 30 min
    LGI: With Sarah Longshaw & Alexis Burnight 💡

    LGI: With Sarah Longshaw & Alexis Burnight 💡

    Insight Into...Let's Get Inclusive. 🙌🏼
     
    Our Let's Get Inclusive community member, Sarah Longshaw, talked all things DE&I and Women in Tech with Engineering Manager, Alexis Burnight. 💻
     
    🔗Watch the full video on YouTube: https://buff.ly/3RcshVo
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Merick1234 ,

Must listen

Brilliant

Oliver_2019 ,

Insight-ful

great to see a recruitment firm actually providing interesting content

holliday992 ,

Great Podacst!

Fantastic first episode this, looking forward to hearing more from this podcast!

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