Looks like it just keeps on coming – yet more initiatives to help you start on your journey into the tech world. If you want to have a chat over the options and where you feel you would like to go or just to know more about the industry, feel free to drop us a mail on email@example.com for an informal chat and we can try and debunk some of the industry and support you in your career.
Department for Education’s (DfE) Skills Bootcamps
Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work or recently unemployed. Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria.
They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
There’s a mix of suppliers in the region including the institute of coding, Weston College and Bath university take a look here
DataSkills by The Open University
Is a 16 week part-time training programme that combines the Open University’s fifty years’ experience of promoting education for all and supporting busy working adults to learn, with real-world careers insights from Microsoft, one of the world’s largest IT companies.
The programme is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and employability support you’ll need to access digital jobs with Microsoft’s partners and a range of other employers across different sectors of the economy.
DataSkills by The Open University flexes around the demands of your work and life, combining high quality online learning with webinars, online support, coaching and certification preparation sessions.
Whilst you will need to keep on track, the programme puts you in the driving seat in terms of when you schedule your study each week. The programme is funded by the Department for Education Skills Bootcamps programme and there is no cost to individual participants.
If you are an employer interested in putting employees forward for this programme, please visit our employer website for more information and to express your interest.
Outreachy December 2021 internship applications
Outreachy provides internships from May to August and December to March. You’ll work on open source projects. Experienced mentors will guide you. Outreachy internships are paid! You will receive a $6,000 USD total stipend (its open around the world though)
The internship is completely remote. You’ll work from home. Your mentor will also be remote. Find out more here.
Nextgen Futures West Of England
Skills in games-tech programming, including Unity and Unreal Engine, are increasingly in-demand across games, VR, AR, animation, VFX, architecture, manufacturing, and automation companies worldwide.
This NextGen Futures Bootcamp in games-tech programming is in response to the growth of these companies in the West of England, and related skills shortages reported by these employers. Successful candidates will learn the up-to-date skills needed to succeed in these fast-moving and exciting sectors.
….. and if you are looking to provide training …..
West of England Combined Authority – Digital Skills Investment Programme
The Combined Authority is looking for consortia of partners to come forward, including skills providers of different types, employers and other stakeholders, to deliver innovative training solutions where employers report digital skills shortages, which will address regional digital skills needs at a baseline/ lower level and medium/higher level.
Meeting on the 19th – signup here.
Candidate of the week
If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. None this week in fact we’ve had a few that have found jobs – yay!! If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidates list…
Jobs of the Week
These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front.
At the company, their Linux and Solaris based systems are key to both internal and client facing systems. Due to increasing demands, they are looking to recruit a Senior Unix Support Analyst to deal with a wide and varied selection of requests supporting the wider business.
Bring together raw data from disparate sources and transform it into meaningful and useful information for supporting decision-making. Make prepared data accessible across the business, enabling teams to leverage it to create their own insights.
Conference season is over!! Starts again in September
As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.
Women’s Tech Hub products
Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).
Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.
Engage with our members, advertise your companies, and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.