Start-up support and free training

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.

Free and affordable training courses

We’ve been chatting to the local universities and Weston college recently and we were right – there’s lots of money coming through from the government to support re-skilling both with apprenticeships and free training. We’ll let you know more as we understand more but it sounds like they are insisting on 50% women, which is great to hear!

Below is this weeks info from Weston College – the level 3 is the equivalent of 2 A levels but there are a plethora of others up to level 7 coming which are the equivalent of masters. We’ll try and debunk them as we go but keep an eye on us while we explain them. These are of interest for Coding practices and IT skills. Check it out here.

We’ve partnered with UWE Bristol to deliver a range of FREE Level 3 qualifications at UWE Bristol’s easy-to-reach Frenchay Campus.

Weston College

To be eligible you’ll need to be aged 19+ without a Level 3 qualification. The courses start soon – so signup today to secure your place. Our unique partnership with UWE Bristol brings together Weston College’s OFSTED outstanding further education courses with UWE Bristol’s Gold standard higher education facilities on the outskirts of Bristol.

We currently have courses available covering a variety of subjects – and as full Level 3 qualifications, they’re ideal whether you’re looking to retrain, upskill or progress on to university.

Here’s what we can offer:

  • Your course and all associated examination fees, for FREE – providing you’re eligible and live in the South West of England.
  • A mixture of classroom-based lectures in Bristol and online learning.
  • Support available via your own tutor to help you succeed.
  • All the benefits of studying at Weston College and UWE Bristol – including exclusive student discounts.

CogX festival is coming up next week and here’s the free ticket link

A Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Transformational Technology addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”

Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase 2021

The 2021 Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is taking place online on the 8th and 9th of June, presenting a host of fantastic Creative Informatics projects, and featuring special guest speakers, panels, interactive performances and meet ups!

Join us to find out more about inspiring data-driven work being done by individuals and organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland’s creative industries, as we reveal some of the innovative products, services and experiences that have been developed with funding and support from Creative Informatics.

New FemTech in Town

We spoke to a new FemTech company during the week and they’re hiring and looking for women to join them. Check out their jobs: User Researcher, Quality Manager, Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer (needle in a haystack we believe on that one) and Project Manager.

Candidate of the week

Busy Bee

Title: Product Manager (M24)

Qualifications: BA Hons English, MA English Studies, Certified Scrum Master, (ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level, BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Skills: Visio, Miro, Trello, Jira, Confluence, Notion, SQL,Tableau and various CRM’s.

Jobs of the Week

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

Senior Software Engineer

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We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our fantastic team.  Your experience in Javascript, Typescript and Node will be bringing the fuel to accelerate the Seccl rocket ship working in one of our cross-functional squads and shipping quality code frequently to production, helping mentor your colleagues and delivering impactful improvements to our product and system. 

Backend Software Engineer

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We are now looking for an experienced Backend Software Developer to join our team.  You will be a quick learner who enjoys building new functionality in a fast-paced environment.

Relationship Management Lead

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We have a great opportunity for someone with experience in building meaningful relationships with clients to build and lead our relationship management team. The role is highly strategic and requires someone who gets a kick out of creating long term, deeply valuable relationships with clients.

QA Engineer

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We are looking for a talented QA Automation Engineer to join our amazing team and work on a range of exciting products.  You will be looking to perform testing both manually and seek to automate wherever possible.  You will bring new ideas to the team and contribute to the QA framework.

Devops Engineer

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We have grown our new Cloud Ops and Developer Enablement (CODE) team and are now looking for an enthusiastic and experience DevSecOps Engineer to drive forward improvements in our security posture by integrating “security by design” into the full software development, release and hosting process.

Fintech Growth Lead

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We have a great opportunity for someone with previous account management experience, to come and help us find our next generation of customers.You’ll be helping identify new prospects, understand their goals and objectives and whether our services will be a match.  

Full Stack Engineer

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As part of Candide’s Marketplace division, you will work across both the seller and buyer experiences. Our seller tooling plays a pivotal role in allowing our partners to leverage our platform to build successful businesses.

Mobile Engineer

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We are looking for candidates with a track record building large RN apps and are familiar with the problems posed by the shifting foundations that RN is built upon. Following on from this, you will have a deep understanding of the Android or iOS SDK and a good understanding of the other. You will have a practical approach to testing and experience building APIs for mobile with solid grasp of the more unique challenges mobile development poses (network issues, force upgrades etc.)

Our Events

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 to arrange a 121.

UnWind Wednesday
Unwind Wednesday

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.

Sign up on UnWind Wednesday with CodeHub or UnWind Wednesday


Girl Geek Dinners
A career in aerospace and aviation industry

Great News – we have a talk from Kwan Yee Chan who works in avionics for Woodford Engineering Consultancy (WEC:

The talk will cover what she does, what WEC do, and a top-level case study – approx. 30 minutes. The audience in mind is anyone who is interested in a career in the aerospace and aviation industry but may not necessarily have a background in that industry (e.g. does not have a degree in aerospace engineering but has an interest in how aircraft systems are designed).

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


77th World Conference on Applied Science Engineering and Technology (WCASET) 04th – 05th Jun 2021

SAARD is a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, engineers,industrial participants and budding students around the world to SHARE their research findings with the global experts.

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.