Bet365 extends remote IT working

Bet365 extends remote IT working

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Bet365 wants to recruit across the UK but not leave its Stoke HQ

Online gaming operator Bet365 says it is reaping the benefits of a remote working recruitment drive.

The company employs some 2,000 workers at its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent but has hired 30 technical staff through its remote working programme since it was launched four months ago.

Alan Reed, Bet365’s head of systems development, said that remote working allowed it to recruit talent from across the UK while still retaining its roots in Stoke – some 166 miles from UK capital city London.

“It works really well as it offers flexibility on both sides,” Reed told technology sector website Techworld. “We want to recruit more in this way. The sky is the limit.

“We’re a company that’s based on innovation and you never know when you’re going to need additional hands. 

Reed said that the drive has brought in software developers and engineers who are highly-skilled in languages like HTML5, C# and Erlang and must complete four weeks of training at Bet365's office.

The company is believed to employ around 600 people in IT and 250 people in IT development.

“The programme is national, from Lands End to Jon O’Groats, and that allows us to improve our reach,” said Reed.

“As a company we’re not going to leave Stoke-on-Trent because we’re a family run organisation and there’s a lot of investment in the area.”

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