Covid Redundancies – what next?

We are pretty aware that a lot of you aren’t having the easiest time at the moment with redundancies primarily in the engineering sector that we’ve spotted. Rather than allowing you to give up, we took a look around for the best places for support and we’ve found that the national careers service site has it pretty well covered.. (which saves us some effort!).

This page for example offers:

  • Redundancy advice: explains your rights during redundancy – how to recognise if it’s legal as it may be insolvency and they also share a link to ACAS.
  • Redundancy and furlough: If you were made redundant after the end of February then there are options for companies to rehire and then furlough you which may be worth looking into.
  • Manage your money: It has information on what monies you may be eligible for and financial planning tools.
  • Retrain or improve your skills: Obviously we are big on this with our workshop offerings and are big on apprenticeships and online training which you can find on our previous newsletters and on our training links page here.
  • Look for work: shares advice on where to look – and we agree that using the multiple networks in the area such as the codehub slack or attending the meetups. Also structuring your day to dedicate set times to apply is a great idea.
  • Help and support: They offer help and support – and likewise Women’s Tech Hub is here to support you so if you are interested come speak to us and also check out the jobs on our Jobsboard or send us your details and we can add you to our candidate’s list.

The good news is that companies are starting to hire again so its worth getting your CV together and speaking to us, as while we are working directky with some companies, we have lots of others that we are friends with and are aware that are looking to fill places. Our first priority is always towards our members and helping you all into great careers, so if you are concerned just come and have a chat.

Workshop Wednesday & All the rest

We will finally take a break as the next one falls on Bank holiday week and we are expecting most people to be taking a break. We will be back on the 9th and will be ramping up with presentations too. Girl Geek Dinners and Women Tech Founders as well as a new Monday slot called Manic Mondays to replace Free 3 Fridays will all be coming to an online place near you too, so watch this space while we get on with the organising. In the meantime contact us directly if you want some support or just a chat on info@wthub.org.

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What a brilliant Summer it’s been!

Back to Work

Back to school time .. and catch up!

To be fair – we’ve been keeping pretty busy as ever planning some great things – we’ll give a quick rundown for those of you who have not been keeping a half eye on us whilst sitting by the pool/sea/up a mountain/on their boats .. or wherever you’ve all been!

First up we have FREE Introduction to Data Analytics for Ladies on Saturday the 7th September – this goes in with our theme on Data that we are currently looking to encourage members to look into. It’s currently on waitlist but if it goes well, we will try and run another one

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Workshop Wednesdays coming to a place near you

all women meeting

Well, if you live in Bristol they are!

This is a shared area to support beginners, returners and people wanting to learn more about tech or looking to return or upskill, with multiple areas and workshops. We are looking for sponsor companies to support us with pizzas and drinks in return for an opportunity to present and communicate either as an engagement or a recruitment piece.

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Who simply LOVES Data?

Female Data Analyst

We are delighted to present a “FREE Introduction to Data Analytics for Ladies

We have teamed up with the brilliant girlstalkdata to bring you a free one day Intro to Data Analytics. It extends to anyone who identifies as Female and will be running in the new Desklodge House next to St.Mary Redcliffe church, near Temple Meads train station and is our first event back after our summer break So put Saturday the 7th September in your diaries and come along – sign up here.

Data analytics can not only be fun, but can also help advance your career regardless of your current field. Embark on this one day introduction journey to see for yourself. Maybe you fall in love again.

The day will consist of several sections from broader concepts explanations to a real scenario based tasks.

YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO

  • Work of a data analyst: a day in life
  • Analytical thinking, basic data concepts and terminology
  • Data extraction and modelling techniques
  • Practical intro to SQL: function and data-cleansing
  • Practical intro to visualisations: best practices and hands-on exercises using Tableau, Qlik Sense or Power BI.

FIND OUT MORE:

WWW.GIRLSTALKDATA.COM

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It’s a Tech Love Story

heart date gif

Bristol Tech Fair

We’re officially up and running now with the Bristol Tech Fair – its “A Tech Love Story”. Technotopia are there to have fun with the kids and have their first sponsors coming in with some very cool robots! We are now open for sponsors and members looking to engage and meet some great candidates through our Tech3Shed inclusive Careers Fair. Last but not least, the WISE campaign will be running with:

What the #tech is going on to make work and the workplace better for everyone?

Women, Allies and Including Men in the conversation from School to Boardroom.

Check out the website here for more information and keep an eye out for what we will be bringing you and at tech3shed for information on who will be there and recruiting!

Friday is “tell a joke” Day

So we’ll give you some jokes and you can find out who said them …

“A friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move a body.”

“A government survey reveals the prime minister is doing the work of two men. Laurel and Hardy.”

“Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a schizophrenic, and so am I.”

“I’m sure wherever my father is, he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.”

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