A DIGITAL and technology organisation has created five new jobs through expansion of its digital services.

Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley, which supports businesses across the North-East, has created five new roles in efforts to curb adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The roles are designed to help organisations affected by the pandemic explore and implement digital solutions that will drive resilience and growth.

The expansion follows the catapult's appointment to deliver the North of Tyne Digital Adoption Programme, in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

The organisation, which is delivered by Sunderland Software City, is celebrating one new hire but four of the new roles are still vacant.

They include technical and non-technical positions, such as software specialist, solutions architect, user experience designer and digital adoption manager.

The newly-appointed head of digital adoption, Adam Hill, said: “I’m really excited to be putting together a team of talented individuals to support organisations across Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland with integrating digital technologies within their workplace."

Adam Hill has been appointed as head of digital adoption

Adam Hill has been appointed as head of digital adoption

With many firms forced online for the first time or using new tools in the face of the pandemic, digital transformation has become more important than ever as organisations looking forward to economic recovery.

The catapult says this is particularly important for businesses within the retail, voluntary and construction industries who are growing digital delivery models.

Visit the Sunderland Software City website for more.