So you want to get into Tech?

It looks like there are some great initiatives coming into the area. We are aware that the government bodies have been starting a bigger drive towards digital skilling and lifelong learning so we’re keeping an eye out for any offerings.

DETI: Hopes and Challenges for under-represented people in digital engineering 

The DETI programme is looking to play its role in supporting/ creating digital jobs, skills, and workplaces that support and include everyone, and drive innovation and creativity in the West of England.  

Listening Workshops – June- July 2021 

You’re invited to share your Hopes and Challenges for under-represented people in engineering as part of the Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation (DETI) Programme. Full invitation with details/dates/sign up form, all online, 60 mins duration.

Manchester Digital offering Bristol apprenticeships with BJSS

BJSS will be recruiting and training all their level 4 software developers UK wide through their apprenticeship programme. Their next cohort starts on 20th September and they have 2 places with BJSS in Bristol that they are looking to fill. They advise the salary will be between £18 and £23k plus employer benefits. BJSS will be able to provide more information on their salary and benefits during the recruitment process. 

Full information on the apprenticeship programme, and the application form can be found here.  When completing the application form it’s important candidates check Bristol within the location box. 

A few keys dates:

  • Wednesday 26th May 1pm : Online webinar & Q&A for anyone that would like to find out more about the programme, the recruitment process, and eligibility, candidates can register here. They will be recording this session, so if anyone can’t make the webinar they can share the recording afterwards.
  • Friday 18th June: Applications close for candidates so they can review and begin the recruitment process
  • Monday 20th September: The first day of the apprenticeship begins with a 4 week get ready Bootcamp, they’re aiming for this to be face to face and it would ideally be held in Manchester (travel and accommodation costs would be covered) but this is subject to government guidance nearer the time (there may also be some flexible options here for women with caring responsibilities)

Free Wellbeing Workshop resources for companies

We spotted this resource for companies where you’ll be guided through a number of slides that will help you define practical solutions to:

  • approaches you will take and behaviours you can adopt to support your mental wellbeing;
  • early warning signs of poor mental health to look out for;
  • any workplace triggers for poor mental health or stress;
  • potential impact of poor mental health on performance;
  • what support may be needed;
  • positive steps.

She Inspires awards

Not so tech-related but may be worth you taking a look and nominating some of the brilliant women in your life. We also know one of the women involved so thought it worth a shout out.

Job of the Week

These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front

DevOps Engineer

Candide Logo

We’re looking for enthusiasm, a passion for learning and a desire to work in an agile, collaborative environment. We want you to be excited about the technology we use, and shipping a product that delights plant and nature lovers around the world!

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on in case you missed it

Mashable:
Google wants to make changing your compromised passwords easier

During the tech behemoth’s annual developer conference on Tuesday, Google I/O, the company announced a new (and for now limited) effort to help Chrome users change passwords that may have been exposed in a breach. This new feature complements Chrome’s built-in password manager, and follows on the 2019 announcement that Chrome will warn users of potentially exposed passwords. 

MIT Technology Review:
This animated chart shows how the world’s vaccine rollout is going

More than 1.5 billion covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in over 180 countries. That works out to roughly 21 doses for every 100 people. However, the pace—and coverage—of vaccination programs has been highly uneven. 

BBC Tech News:
The women fighting for digital equality

Lockdowns have forced people to spend the past year and more learning, working, and socialising online – but in many countries, women have been missing out.

They are less likely than men to have access to the internet in nearly every region of the world, according to the latest figures from UN agency the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Our Events

Women Tech Founders Bristol Business Support Series

Lets Gets Started

Our next event is about starting a business – it’s for anyone interested in knowing some more about setting up a business and ask questions so feel free to pop in even if you don’t feel ready to take the plunge. Details are on our WTF ~ Bristol page here.

Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday

We return on Wednesday the 2nd of June with WebDev101 project and PyLab. Details of each of the groups and what they are up to you can find on their respective pages PyLAB and WebDEV101. For our members wishing to catch up, we will also have Women Tech Hub members hang out for you. For more detailed chats and support, you can mail us at info@wthub.org to arrange a 121.

UnWind Wednesday
Unwind Wednesday

Is back this week on the 26th of May (sign up here): Come and relax in our virtual Unwind café. The idea is to have a place for people in tech to talk and listen to what is going on for them – a bit like the ‘Frazzled Café’ started by Ruby Wax (https://www.frazzledcafe.org/).

A chance to see friendly faces and unwind calmly together, offloading bugs and sharing knowledge of healthy coping strategies, books we are reading and anything else we find worth mentioning. You can also just be there and listen if you want.

GirlGeekDinners

Girl Geek Dinners

This Thursday May the 27th “Women in Engineering” with a talk about some of the forerunners of women’s groups. Followed by a brief history of my path into engineering and why we set up the group. We will then discuss some of the issues we have with the industry and what can be done to help fix it, followed by an open discussion and ideas share.

Then we have an avionics engineer on the 24th of June speaking about what its like to have a career in the industry.

We’ve updated the page with details here.

There’s also an up-to-date list of this week’s events and future conferences on our pages.

Keep an eye on our jobs board as there are some seriously great purpose-driven companies looking to improve their inclusivity by reaching out to our members & candidates. If you are currently looking for a job or considering a move or simply interested in working in tech then feel free to mail us for a chat on info@wthub.org.

Conferences

Magnetism and Magnetic Materials May the 24th

The objective of GCMMM-2021 is to provide a unique forum for discussion of the latest developments, refresh your knowledge and will offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you a chance to meet and interact with leading researchers as well as most influential minds in the field of Magnetic Materials. The summit features top researchers including some of the top 100 magnetic materials scientists and highly cited researchers in the field.

This Week’s happenings have moved to our Events page

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.