TechTalent Academy has launched!

Launched by the people behind Women’s Tech Jobs and ADLIB Recruitment, TechTalent Academy is committed to supporting diversity in the tech sector. We know there are many people who want to move into a technology role and need support to do that. We also work with returners who are looking to return to tech and need a refresher course and support into their new role.

TechTalent provides the skill set that industry is looking for over a number of weeks. It’s a flexible full time course over 8, 10 or 12 weeks. We’re classroom based two days each week and home based for the rest of the week allowing everyone to have a positive learning experience and a flexible life balance over the course.

Even better we’re committed to supporting you on your new journey and we fund your course fees by over 50% – our next course starts in November. It’s an 8 week course and will teach you a software developer/engineering skill set, followed by a move into your new role.

Women In Cyber Academy

WICA

Women’s Tech Jobs and QA have partnered to offer 30 fully funded opportunities to train in Cyber (12 week training course) We need more women in the industry to help solve one of the country’s biggest threats, Cyber attacks – will you help us fill this gap and drive the UK tech sector forward? We want women – of any background – who’d like a career change to join this free-to-attend 12-week programme in Bristol, preparing you for a new role in Cyber. Brought to you by Women’s Tech Jobs and leading training provider, QA, our Women In Cyber Academy is 50% funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). Leading industry sponsors are funding the other 50%, to shape the training and prepare you for a new career. Whether your interest is in a training opportunity or sponsoring the Academy, visit www.womenincyber.academy to register your interest today.

How hard can it be …

Have you thought about sponsoring Visa’s?

With all the talk about key skills shortages, especially at the mid-level, we felt it might be time to consider asking why employers are not taking up the option of sponsoring Visa’s.

With that in mind we’ve decided to share some information offered to us from one of our Women’s Tech Hub members, Nicole Neo, who, as a foreign national on a visa knows far more than we do on the subject!

Nicole also pointed out an advert that included the following phrase in their title headline.

“Sponsorship and Relocation Packages Available”

To us their phrasing said so much more than was immediately obvious:

  • They made the job stand out from all others.
  • They gave us the impression that the company is broad minded, forward thinking and inclusive.
  • That made us believe that they are supportive of their employees.

All this in one short phrase!

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Just saying ….

Tech Skills Shortage

The writing’s been on the wall for a while,  Bristol is booming with startups and great innovators, but who’s going to be implementing the solutions?

The Current UK tech skills shortage means that Javascript developers with anything from 2 to 6 years’ experience are not an unlimited resource believe it or not (we know as we’ve been looking for them!!)

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ALD Automotive becomes WTJ first large business partner

ALD Automotive has proudly announced that it is the first business to partner with Bristol based Women’s Tech Hub and Women’s Tech Jobs.

ALD is the leading vehicle leasing operation in Europe, managing over 1.5 million vehicles across 43 countries worldwide. With its UK head office located in Emersons Green, Bristol, it is one of the fastest growing companies in the South West and is currently looking to grow its talent base.

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