Free boot camps from Weston College

Delivering Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.

Weston has been selected, via the Institutes of Technology, to deliver Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.

These are 12-week courses in Cloud Services and Cloud Data Engineering and are available free of charge to individuals living in the West of England, or seeking employment/planning to move to work with employers located in the West of England.  The courses will provide Microsoft Azure certification and will require one day, day release each week with self-guided learning throughout the week.

For employers they aim to provide signposting to any companies interested in interviewing the candidates at the end of the programme. This is also open to employers who wish to upskill their staff.  Employers are asked to pay 30% of the per-person training cost (ie. c£800) whilst the DfE are paying 70% of the cost (individual applicants get 100% funding). The boot camps are aiming to encourage 50% females into this programme and primarily support SME employers in the West of England.

Places are limited so they are encouraging people to register their interest as soon as possible.  Courses will run in October (possibly November), and again in January. All details can be found here.

Tech For Good South West Relaunch

TechSoup Connect: Tech4Good South West Chapter is back on Wed, Oct 6 @ 1:00 PM

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pause join Tech For Good South West for a community conversation about the future the group. We will be sharing the feedback from our recent community research, and hearing from other aligned regional networks.

Our Candidates

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at to discuss. If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidate’s list. For companies looking please check out our current candidates here

Jobs of the Week

There are some top jobs from our clients wanting to make a difference and ensure that they reach out to recruit a more diverse workforce. Please take a look and contact them if you are interested as often companies are open to discussing other openings with potential candidates also. Check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at

Our Events

This week we have our regular Workshop Wednesdays back again with The Tao of object-oriented programming with Stephen Leach PyLab and WebDev101. For details see our events page here. Sign up on meetup Workshop Wednesdays.


The latest tech events we’ve spotted – there’s more coming up that you can find on our conference page.

South West Aerotech Expo 21 7th of october

The AeroTech Expo will attract a significant number of aerospace and advanced engineering industry professionals from across the Southwest and UK.

Digital Transformation EXPO Europe (DTX Europe) 6th – 7th of October
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation EXPO Europe (DTX Europe) is the UK’s biggest digital transformation event. Spanning two days, the event showcases the latest ‘must have’ technology and insight from the world’s leading brands and experts, connecting businesses like yours with the information and technology that they need right now.

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.