Makers apprenticeships & the return of Workshop Wednesdays


Introducing Makers

Makers are Europe’s longest-running coding Bootcamp and are now an established
career building platform offering multi-training and employment routes into

Interestingly they are taking an inclusive and interesting front-ended approach to apprenticeships and will be running these with companies in the city. They’ve agreed to sponsor a workshop with us and to present their offerings, date to be confirmed. For any companies interested in tapping into this or knowing more then feel free to contact them directly on their website or pop along when they run their workshop.

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Autumn Term is back with lots coming up

Autumn in tech

Weston College new central Bristol training centre

A heads-up from us: Weston College has now opened a new training centre right in the City Centre, Bristol, from which we’ll be delivering a varied programme of courses, including some free digital skills programmes

For employers who want to take advantage of these discounted training programmes, the Dept. for Education will be 70% of the cost, requiring employers to pay 30% : (Intro to Coding / £762; Working with Data / £828) (contact us for details on

For individuals who are looking for new employment using these skills, the course is totally free (contact via:

We’re also going to be delivering a new Bootcamp programme from October: Project Management with AI, again mostly funded by DfE. 

Both courses are day release, one day per week over 12 weeks, with additional twilight online engagement, weekly, on Wednesdays (5-9pm), otherwise the day release delivery is face to face at our new Bristol site at the City Centre.

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Free (and discounted) gaming tickets, Funded PhD and more …

Free Admission

Speaking Games

Ben has offered us 2 free tickets to We Speak Games. Also a discount for our members so please get in touch if you would like to attend on – first come first served on the free tickets and maximum of 50% men on those 2 obviously as we are trying to support women in the industry. Contact us on

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Autonomous driving, AI Ethics and games talk

Fusion Fleet

Speaking Games

The lovely Ben Ackland is running a new conference in Bristol this September (we’re trying to cajole him into offering something special for our members). It’s a great new exciting way of gaming and being run in Bristol. If you’re into games or audio generally then it’s one not to miss! We Speak Games.

The world of Autonomous vehicles takes a step forward

For anyone interested in the world of autonomous vehicles it’s great news that the go-ahead for autonomous vehicles on the road has been accepted by the government. It’s a great and interesting field of tech for those interested in using their skills for future mobility.

UK Government today confirmed they accept the recommendations in the January 2022 Law Commissions AV report. They intend to implement as part of the upcoming Transport Bill. CCAV’s full policy paper can be found at: 

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Scholarships and free workshops


Learn how to stream live events into the Metaverse with our new Bristol scholarship

Condense are offering up to 8 young Bristol creatives the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ll learn how to stream live events into one of the world’s most exciting new technologies, the Metaverse. The successful applicants will take part in a 12 week programme, full of rich and intensive study, completely funded through the scholarship.

Who are Condense?

Condense is on a mission to bring the world’s live events to the Metaverse. Their technology enables artists and performers to livestream events in real time as 3D video (volumetric video). The content is streamed into Unity and Unreal game engines, delivering completely new engaging experiences to people playing in online and console games, AR and VR. With Condense, the Metaverse is about to get real.

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