Countdown to Christmas with Data

Woman Wrapping Christmas Presents

Firstly – Happy Christmas!!

We hope you all have a wonderful covid free Christmas and that you get a chance to put your feet up and play with your new tech – or simply put the kids’ lego together! Alternatively, switch it all off, put your feet up and read a book if you can. For those doing the cooking then good luck .. and we hope it all comes out great!

Ever thought about Graph Theory

An amazing data science video produced by Tori Tompkins introducing graphs and how they work! It is short and punchy – be sure to check it out. 🙌🏽

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Women in Data, Creative Funding and Mental Health

Robot decorating christmas tree

Women in Data – Coffee Confidential’s

For those interested in getting into Data – or already working in it then you should either know about or need to check out the Women in Data group. They host some great events and they are currently running a series of Women In Data Coffee confidential as mentioned above and a series of Podcasts.

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Skills shortage?

Skills Shortage

This week we are taking a look at some of the latest work culture initiatives that we’ve been spotting as well as some key insights into the industry, where the skills shortage is and what may be of interest to get into as a career. So first off, a key insight from IC-Resources highlights not only the worth of jobs in the engineering field but also the shortage.

IC-resources UK SALARY REVIEW

Speak Out Revolution is a non-profit organisation founded in 2020, with a mission to cancel the culture of silence on harassment and bullying in our workplaces. We’re leveraging the lived experiences of those who have spoken out about workplace harassment and bullying so we can collectively, efficiently and intelligently tackle the fundamental challenge to creating truly inclusive workplaces for all.

There has been an increase in salaries across the board in software, due to high demand and todays’ buoyant market. We continue to see demand for candidates with experience (academic or commercial) in Embedded Software, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

The global demand for semiconductor skills has reached unprecedented levels. That’s great for the people in the industry, as the upward pressure on salaries is also unprecedented.

The electronics recruitment industry has continued to bounce back with a vengeance and has never been busier. Generalist Electronics Engineers are in high demand in almost every area of the UK. Specialist skills within Power, RF and FPGA are particularly sought after,

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City of Bristol Courses & Open Day

Open Day

Open Day

The City of Bristol College has an Open Day this week and you can sign up here.

A couple of things we spotted that may be of interest is that they are also involved in both online and live and some that are free or affordable training for adults.

Over 50 short, online college courses are available for you to join today for free, giving you the skills you need for a career change or to get employment ready. This wide range of courses is brought to you by Partners in Bristol (PiB), part of City of Bristol College, in collaboration with SkillsNet. Some that piqued our interest:

https://www.cityofbristol.ac.uk/courses/computing-hnc/
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