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The 848 Group has appointed new Chief Talent Officer Jocelyn Brown and the services of Talent Build to support continued headcount growth.

IT solutions and managed services provider the 848 Group has employed the services of Talent Build Solutions Ltd to manage recruitment. 848, which delivers IT transformations to businesses across the UK, has experienced increased demand for IT transformations from both new and existing clients. This rising demand has fuelled the need for 848 to recruit and develop both local and national talent.  

The business has more than doubled in headcount over the past 18 months, and now employs more than 80 staff. Bringing Talent Build Solutions on board displays that this growth is set to continue into 2022. 

Jocelyn Brown, who heads up Talent Build, will take the lead on the business’ recruitment drive as the 848 Groups newly appointed Chief Talent Officer. Jocelyn has more than 20 years in recruitment management and consultancy. She has successfully managed and delivered the talent and recruitment strategy for large scale organisations, matching high-quality candidates with technical and specialist roles.  

848 has a Head Office based in Stafford and employs staff from in and around the Staffordshire area as well as throughout the rest of the UK. The business has long been an adopter of a flexible working model, and staff work on a remote or hybrid basis. Jocelyn and Talent Build will be at heart of 848’s ongoing recruitment drive, seeking out talent from all areas of the country to join the growing team. 

Kerry Burn, CEO of the 848 Group said: 

“At 848, we’re moving on to the next stage of our development. I am extremely proud of the growth that we have achieved – none of which would have been possible without the dedication and expertise of our people. We take employee learning and development seriously and have an exceptional employee retention rate. Jocelyn and Talent Build will play a key role in helping us find the best IT talent to join our team and become a part of our ongoing growth. I’m very excited for the future.” 

Jocelyn Brown, 848 Chief Talent Officer and Director of Talent Build said: 

“I’m looking forward to working with the 848 Group and helping the business build its talent teams. The company is entering a very exciting phase with strong predicted growth and this will open up opportunities for new team members and development for existing employees. I enjoy working with this team of extremely talented, innovative, driven and passionate professionals and I’m delighted that they’ve chosen Talent Build to partner with to source high calibre individuals to join the group. 

848 has some incredible opportunities for IT professionals in the early years of their careers as well as those who are highly experienced and looking for the next opportunity to develop their expertise and take their career to the next level. It’s a great time to be joining the 848 Group and be a part of its incredible journey.”