Tes launches engineering hub in Sheffield

Tes, an international provider of software enabled education services, has today announced the creation of a new engineering hub in the city of Sheffield. 

Tes, which opened its office in St Paul’s Place in Sheffield city centre in 2018, already employs over 200 people in the city. This new engineering hub will employ a further 20 software engineers based in Sheffield. Tes has been actively involved in many education and tech initiatives since arriving in the city, for example hosting the Hallam Festival of Education and being a major contributor to the “National Centre for EdTech Scoping Project” in partnership with fellow Sheffield residents Twinkl and the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.”. 

The strong EdTech presence in Sheffield is bolstered by two major Universities, a growing digital sector and support through bodies such as Sheffield Digital: the association for businesses and individuals involved in the city’s digital tech & media industries.  

The new Tes engineering hub will develop products to support teachers and schools, including timetabling tools, classroom management software and a platform for teacher development. Tes has over 100 years of expertise supporting schools and it is passionate about this ongoing commitment by aiming to ‘enable great teaching worldwide and creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education’. 

We know that one of the reasons that engineers come to work for Tes is the opportunity to work on products that help ease teacher workloads, improve complicated, time-consuming admin jobs and ultimately free up teachers to do what they do best – teach! 

“It’s incredibly rewarding to know that something you’re working on could have such an impact on a teacher or a pupil’s day” said Anil Dave, Head of Product Development at Tes. 

Neil Brooks, the Chief Technology Officer at Tes said: “The new Tes development hub in the heart of Sheffield will create jobs and support an already growing EdTech industry. 

“This shows the commitment that we have to Sheffield. Software engineers based in Sheffield are crucial to our future growth alongside our dedicated engineering hub in London. We want the brightest and best to embark on an engineering career with Tes in this city.” 

Chris Dymond from Sheffield Digital said: “Sheffield has a rich history of EdTech research & development going right back to the days of multi-media and the creation of the first virtual learning environments, as well as an even longer tradition of innovation in teaching and learning.  

 “As a result of which there’s now a very substantial cluster of firms and practitioners, start-ups and agencies, based here and we’re absolutely delighted that Tes has chosen to enrich this ecosystem yet further by establishing a dedicated engineering centre in the heart of the city!” 

Joe Hockney, Employer Partnerships Manager at Sheffield Hallam University added: 

“We enjoy working with Tes and they are already one of our key partners in the tech sector. The creation of the Tes Engineering Hub here in Sheffield is wonderful news for the local region. As Tes develop their pipeline of diverse local tech talent, we’re excited about potential long-term career opportunities for our graduates and degree apprentices.” 


About Tes 

Tes powers schools and enables great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education. 

Tes is an international provider of software-enabled services passionate about using technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. All products and services are built with teachers and schools needs at the core, ensuring they are innovative, trusted education solutions. 

With connection to more than 13m teachers and educators and working relationships with 25,000 schools in over 100 countries, Tes has the scale to make a difference. Tes helps schools find the teachers they need via a range of recruitment solutions; it brings new teachers into the profession through initial teacher training; it provides teachers with continuous professional development and world class safeguarding training. It also offers a range of expert tools for the classroom from timetabling, SEND provision, and behaviour management solutions to dynamic staff surveying and wellbeing tools as well as parent communication and event solutions Tes provides teachers all over the world with vital news and information about education. 

A global company, Tes Global employs over 600 people operating across 10 offices, including in London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, and Dubai. https://www.tes.com/careers/workforus 


About Sheffield Digital 

Sheffield Digital is the organisation for businesses and individuals involved in Sheffield’s digital industries. Its aim is to help develop the best possible environment for setting up, working in and growing a digital tech or media business in Sheffield and the surrounding region. 

Sheffield Digital is a community, a platform and a voice for its company and individual members. The organisation connects people and businesses to foster collaboration and learning; it represents the digital community to provide a single, powerful voice in order to influence policy makers and educators; and it promotes Sheffield’s digital businesses and their capabilities locality, nationally and internationally. 

Through the support of seven founder members – including both of the city’s universities and leading tech organisations – 10 Associate Sponsors and Regional Partners, and a large number of company and individual members, Sheffield Digital helps coordinate and drive a cohesive digital vision and strategy for the city. At the same time, the organisation supports a thriving meetup and events calendar and collaborates on initiatives around digital inclusion and adoption, start-ups and scale-ups, and skills and talent.