Romania embarks on campaign to lure IT workers from the UK

A campaign has been launched aimed at convincing British IT staff to relocate to Romania in the wake of the ‘leave’ vote in June’s referendum on membership of the European Union.

Head Hunting IT, a central and eastern European IT recruitment company, has launched the ‘Remain, Leave or Relocate’ campaign with the backing of Nestlers Group Global, an immigration and relocation service provider based in Bucharest.

The irony, perhaps, is that a key issue for the ‘leave’ campaign in the run-up to the referendum was the number of Romanians and other Eastern Europeans arriving in Britain because of the EU’s free movement of labour policy.

Head Hunting IT said in a statement on Wednesday, “Brexit is the main reason why the company decided to reach out to the UK’s tech talents and offer them great job opportunities in a country that remains in the EU – Romania.

“At present, the Romanian IT workforce need is estimated to be at 15,000, while the number of IT graduates is only 7,000 per annum. According to the European Commission, there is currently a deficit of 500,000 IT specialists in the EU.