Boosting Diversity in Tech: Make the Levy Work for Your Organisation

Our friends at Cambridge Spark are hosting a webinar to help support companies looking to use the apprenticeship Levy to upskill. We are hopefully going to get Cambridge Spark into the city, so if you are interested please let us know on

This webinar will use the National Apprenticeship Week theme of “Look Beyond” to share factual information about how apprenticeships can be used to increase diversity and bring business benefits to your organisation.  Anyone with hiring, training or management responsibility for organisations of any size is welcome to attend. The focus will be on the diversity of subjects available and the range of people who can become apprentices. We will look at different training options, including degree apprenticeships and programmes delivered on-site.

At the end of the webinar, attendees should have an understanding of how they can look beyond the myths and stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships in order to make the most of these training programmes within their modern workplace. If you are building a data science team, please join us on 6th February to be part of the conversation.

Careers in Tech Week

The Careers Service from Bristol University are running a Careers in Tech Week for students from 2 – 6 March and a couple of events within the week may be of interest to your members. If either are of interest then please feel free to contact them directly on

Monday 2 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Working in tech from a non-tech background panel event. We are looking for Bristol Alumni who work in tech but don’t have a technical background to sit on a panel. 

Wednesday 4 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Women in tech panel event. The aim of the event is to celebrate women in the tech industry and to inspire our female students and highlight the opportunities of a career in tech.

Thursday 5 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Tech start-up panel event. Have you started a tech company or work in one? Come and share your experience and inspire our students.

Other Stuff

Workshop Wednesdays

Next on the 12th of February, sign up for:

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product


Candide are hosting us for our first event of 2020 (February the 20th).
Pippa Churcher – head of growth will talk about how to use Data in her role
Helen Allsebrook – head of PR will intro the company and what it’s all about.
We’ll update details as we get them … but you can sign up here.

Accessibility as a Business Analyst

South West BA meetup event on Thursday 6th Feb. Open to BAs, people who enjoy BA topics, and everyone who wonders what BAs even are! Come along to hear practical guidance on accessibility requirements and the real experience of a journey to build a team’s confidence in accessibility. Sign up here.


We advertise any conference details we spot on our conference page – we’ll give you highlights here (our events and ones with offers come first and loudest obviously!)

Women in Engineering – South West – February the 6th

A day to be inspired, empowered and connected #WIESW20

A day of inspirational talks, training and networking, for all engineering professionals within the South West wishing to develop their skills and make contacts within the industry. More details on the event website.

All profits will go to the charity WaterAid who work to empower women through clean water and sanitation around the world.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 3rd

Tuesday the 4th

Wednesday the 5th

Thursday the 6th

Friday the 7th

  • Free Three Friday

Saturday the 8th

District 2 – Bath

Monday the 3rd

Tuesday the 4th

Did we miss anything?

If you have any events that you want us to mention on our next Blogpost contact us on We do try to keep it to free or funded items that our members might relate to.

Women’s Tech Hub products

Our Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

If you want to engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.