Big Welcome to Tumelo!

We are delighted that Tumelo will be at our Careers Fair on the 9th November 2019.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair Tumelo are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Tumelo enables people to see exactly which companies they own through their pension and personal investments, empowering them to influence positive change as shareholders. They are a welcoming, ambitious and growing financial technology start-up in central Bristol, with big dreams of building an investment ecosystem that serves people & planet.

Check them out on:

As part of our growth, we are currently hiring a number of exciting roles. For details, please see: https://www.tumelo.com/careers

Welcome to Xavier Analytics

Xavier Analytics

We are delighted that Xavier Analytics will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are looking to recruit.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair Xavier are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Xavier Analytics are a small startup team from Bristol, who have developed an app that connects with accounting software to detect errors in accounting data. Using machine learning and data analytics techniques, Xavier aims to help small businesses with more accurate reporting and a greater understanding of their data. Founded in 2018, Xavier is now used by hundreds of accountants across the UK, saving time, money and helping thousands of small businesses thrive.

Xavier are currently hiring for a software engineer, and hope to be expanding the team further in the next few months. You can view their vacancies at xavier-analytics.com/careers

@xavieranalytics on twitter.  

If you love data come and speak to KETL

KETL logo

We are super excited that KETL will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 to support us – they were also our very first sponsor in Women’s Tech Hub and a brilliant team hence the “super excited” mention! (its a bit like having your close friends around when you are running a posh dinner party with work colleagues and need a bit of a confidence boost !)

We know that KETL is completely behind our social values and aims as they have been behind us since day one, including recruiting and training up our careers transferrers/returners. They are also absolutely mad about Data and about to launch a new platform – so go speak to them about it.

“Your business never stops generating data. The ability to pull apart, focus and analyse this flow of information is the answer to making better decisions about your supply chain, your product, and your customers.

We help you design and implement your data strategy, ensuring all your data is in one place so you can get reports out quickly and accurately to the teams that need them, to start generating actionable insight. “

We are KETL and we love data.

Further information on KETL can be found via Twitter @KETL_BI and on LinkedIn – seriously, go check them out!

If anyone would like a personal intro to KETL at any stage including the event then please mail us on info@wthub.org (they’ll chat anyway without an intro!)

Big Welcome to Scott Logic

We are delighted that Scott Logic will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are looking to recruit/support.

We know that, being part of this careers fair demonstrates that Scott Logic are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

At Scott Logic their 60+ team of Bristol-based consultants are located centrally within Bristol’s technology hub. They offer their clients a wide variety of capabilities including front end, back end and full stack development, Project Management, Testing and Data Engineering.

Scott Logic are currently looking for a broad and diverse range of candidates to fill their live vacancies. More information can be found here https://www.scottlogic.com/careers/

As a centrally based consultancy, Scott Logic are fully engaged with the local tech community, they run their very own monthly Techie Brekkie (Meetup), and if you’re interested in joining Techie Brekkie then follow this link https://www.meetup.com/Techie-Brekkie/

              Further information on Scott Logic can be found via Twitter @scott_logic and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/scott-logic-limited

If anyone would like a personal intro to Scott Logic at any stage including the event then please mail us on info@wthub.org

We’re ready – are you coming?

Sooooooooooooo … yes we are about to announce our next plans, we are ready and almost raring to go, so the question is: are you?

The Date ?

It will be on November the 9th in the Colston Hall and we have all four floors to use plus its a Saturday! This hopefully means that many of our members and the poor sad people who have yet to be enticed into the fun world of tech, may also have the day free to change their lives for the better!!

We know that we have plenty of people with Children attached as we spotted some flitting through the door at our last event – next time why not just bring kittens or puppies for a similar effect? It appears that people actually like these young humanoids so we decided this year to partner with Technotopia, who are all about getting the younger generations engaged with tech and are very cool! So why not treat your next careers fair as a family day out? Want to volunteer? .. contact us !!

We also loved our panel driven conference back in 2017 so want to bring back that part of the conference/event by inviting in the WISE campaign. This is a national campaign and we know they have been investigating the effectiveness of Diversity and Inclusion groups within larger organisations. We’re going to discuss the incentives out there to support both larger and smaller companies to help improve culture and improve diversity and discuss the issues also. We’ll announce panels and workshops/discussions as we put his together.

For all companies wanting a stand at the fair – it will be recruitment free, so no charges for any recruits you get. We will have our Women’s Tech Hub partners ADLIB (who are lovely and very well behaved) there in an engagement capacity, but other than that as before, recruiters please don’t come along and try and sell your wares to the companies or badger our members – its really just not welcome and definitely not cool!

Based on our feedback from the last event from the companies involved, there was a suggestion to have a Jobs page advertising the jobs going So this time, as part of our sponsorship deal*, we will do that to ensure we are reaching out to people that you want to engage with. This will be over the tech3shed website, the wthub and bristoltechfair website .. we’ll let you know when its set up! As with the last event we do want the companies to engage, so we’ll have chaperones at the event as before to make introductions and help you networ!

So keep an eye out for us and get involved…. more coming soon …

*T & C’s will apply

We’re still standing

exhausted woman standing

Apologies for our lack of updates on the site, we have been busy gathering feedback from attendees and sponsors and all in all we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves! It seems that many of our aims about inclusivity and engagement were worth the forethought and gave a lot of people some nice warm feelings. We will put together a post summarising it all and also will keep you all updated with any further plans we have. We are still standing though, which is always a good thing !!

Today was amazing, and for tomorrow……

tech careers fair poster

We loved today at the event, the engagement was brilliant and the attendees couldn’t believe that the companies so wanted to talk to them. We know there is a breakage in the recruitment process around people who aren’t ‘BOB’ .. or simply fitting the normal view of what is expected, which is why we are running this. The feedback was exactly what we wanted, the attendees can talk directly to the main teams and management so there’s no recruitment process, HR or other blockers to squeeze through. We loved everything really including the Bocabar pizzas!

We hope to see you all tomorrow when the companies are talking some more – we have some more great companies and TEDx Bristol speaking .. feel free to pop in and out if you like but please come and engage. Running order for tomorrow are:

11am – Altran, Esoterix, Bud

12noon – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton, Sparkol

2pm – TEDxBristol

Welcome to Esoterix and their workshop “Bringing Intelligence to Mobility”

Esoterix Logo

We are delighted that Esoterix will be at our Careers Fair on the 15th & 16th March 2019 and are looking to recruit/support.

We know that, as being part of this careers fair Esoterix are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.

Esoterix are creating the software solutions that will revolutionise the transport industry, based on data science, behaviour science and machine learning. They have a reputation for bravery and excellence, leading by example to develop new technology and business solutions to, perhaps, society’s greatest problem: how to provide effortless mobility, to everyone, sustainably.

Esoterix are looking to grow their technical team and this is an exciting time to be joining them. The global intelligent mobility market is growing 20% year-on-year and will be worth £900bn in 2025. Esoterix will be at the forefront of that transport revolution.

Adam Orchard

Adam Orchard, head of development will be running a workshop on Saturday 16th starting at 11am.

Esoterix are changing the face of public transport, using data analytics to understand behaviour and design new services. They’ll run through the journey taken to design, deliver and operate a new micro-transit trial in Bristol last year.

Follow them on @EsoterixSystems

BUD workshop: How an apprenticeship could be the best career step you take

Bud Systems

John Kinson th CTO from BUD will be running a workshop at our Tech Careers Fair on Saturday the 16th starting at 11am.

John Kinson
John Kinson

John has worked in the enterprise, telecoms and broadcast TV sectors for over 22 years. He brings expertise gained from his professional experience in areas as diverse as business unit directorship, business requirements analysis, solution architecture design, patent portfolio management, relationship selling, customer account management, and software engineering in multiple domains.

Bud is a complete software platform that supports every aspect of apprenticeship delivery. It brings together enrolment, programme creation, learning delivery, e-portfolio, reporting and funding management into a single system.

Designed by industry experts on a foundation of simplicity, compliance and consistency, it is a complete system that supports our clients in the delivery of exceptional training.

It’s been purpose built for Apprenticeships and because it’s a single end-to-end system, it avoids the costs and inefficiencies of using multiple systems. Bud enables paperless delivery and its in-built automation and workflow, supports efficient and compliant ways of working.

Bud will be giving a workshop with an overview of who they are as a company and demystifying the current apprenticeship offerings and how companies can make the most of them. 

They will explain what apprenticeships are, how they work, and why they might be worth considering.

This will be an interactive session showing how apprenticeships work in practice: how they’re funded, what the employment options are, how they can help with career advancement, how training providers deliver apprenticeship training in partnership with employers

You will get to see examples of apprenticeship programmes (drawing on the content that they produce), with examples from software development, health and social care, project management, finance

They will discuss examples of how apprenticeship training might work, focussing on activities involved and give links to further sources of apprenticeship career info – who provides them, some training providers and some examples of employers providing apprenticeship training.

Follow them on Twitter @wearebud

Overall workshop timings are as follows and we will give details on what they are doing as we get them

FRIDAY 15th

3pm – Graphcore, Lisa Forte (Red Goat), Sparkol

4pm – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton

5pm – Altran, Deloitte SW, Cookpad

SATURDAY 16th

11am – Altran, Esoterix, Bud

12noon – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton, Sparkol

2pm – TEDxBristol

Altran Workshops “Finding your Purpose in a Software Company”

Altran Logo

Altran will be running two workshops at our Tech Careers Fair on Friday 15th starting at 5pm and on Saturday the 16th starting at 11am

Speaker – Neil White

Neil White

Neil is an engineer with years of experience delivering software projects that change our world for the better. He is particularly interested in the dynamics of teams and personal motivators, and how this underpins success.

These sessions will use examples of real Altran Intelligent Systems projects to explore topics such as: why people work for software companies, “having a job” versus “having a career”, and how to assess potential employers. Questions welcomed and encouraged – this session can go anywhere that adds value to the attendees. Take the opportunity to ask anything in a safe environment.

Follow them on Twitter @Altran_UK  or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/altran

Overall workshop timings are as follows and we will give details on what they are doing as we get them

FRIDAY 15th

3pm – Graphcore, Lisa Forte (Red Goat), Sparkol

4pm – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton

5pm – Altran, Deloitte SW, Cookpad

SATURDAY 16th

11am – Altran, Esoterix, Bud

12noon – UltraSOC, Ceri Newton, Sparkol

2pm – TEDxBristol