We’re still standing

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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……

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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 Bud

Bud Systems

We are delighted that Bud 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, Bud 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.

Bud is the exciting and fast-growing name in the apprenticeship sector. Bud’s software is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform, designed to simplify the delivery of apprenticeships and bring the many processes together within a single, intuitive software platform. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more.

.The Government’s 2020 Apprenticeship Strategy will drive unprecedented change in the sector and will see record levels of funding and business interest. Bud provides a market-leading solution that helps business maximise these new opportunities. Our vision is to provide a service that has a strong appeal globally and across all parts of the workplace education and training marketplace. After a period of intense development and market launch, we’re now implementing Bud into a growing number of new customers across the country. Located in central Bristol at the top of Park Street by Clifton Triangle, Bud has wonderful shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants on its doorstep.

We are part of an exciting office space regeneration project alongside a new business incubator, Origin Workspace, with a private gym on our ground floor and a roof-top terrace providing stunning panoramic views over Bristol. At Bud, we believe in a healthy work-life balance, with a positive and inclusive learning culture based on our values of integrity, trust, and commitment. Working at Bud means you’ll be surrounded by innovators and original thinkers, be able to thrive and do the best work of your career, with regular, fun social activities. They judge each person on their merits and while technical aptitude is essential, this has to be combined with a positive can-do attitude, pride in delivering to our promises, excellent communication skills and a desire for self-improvement.

Regardless of the role, Bud can offer excellent learning and development and future career opportunities in a growing business. Get in touch if Bud sounds like a good fit for you.

Website: https://bud.co.uk Follow them on Twitter @wearebud

Follow them on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/budsystemslimited

Welcome to Women In Cyber Academy

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Exciting new opportunity – QA with Women’s Tech Jobs and DCMS are at our www.tech3shed.org event so come along and chat about it

30 fully funded opportunities (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 the training opportunity or sponsoring the Academy, visit www.womenincyber.academy to register your interest today.

Welcome to Sparkol

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We are delighted that Sparkol 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, Sparkol 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 Sparkol, their mission is to give everyone the tools to create captivating content quickly and easily, no matter their technical ability, design skills or budget. Their main software, VideoScribe, is used in over 160 countries. It enables thousands of businesses, marketers, illustrators, bloggers, sales people, video professionals and teachers to tell better stories with whiteboard style animations and videos.

Their diverse and supportive culture means their team are curious, inventive and work to become a little better every single day. They pride themselves on their 45% female, 55% male team makeup. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fun and vibrant company in the heart of Bristol, UK, that while small has a global reach. Get in touch, if this sounds like a good fit for you.

Check them out online https://www.sparkol.com/en/

Follow them on twitter @SparkolHQ

Welcome to Capgemini

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We are delighted that Capgemini 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, Capgemini 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. 

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.

Visit them at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.

Looking forward to seeing you all there

The Tech3Shed team

Welcome to Altran

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We are delighted that Altran 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, Altran 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. 

The Altran Group is a global leader in engineering and R&D services, offering clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Now over 45,000 strong, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway and Telecoms sectors for over thirty years

In the UK, they provide engineering services and bespoke project-based solutions from conception to delivery to major national and global players. Their high-calibre Technical Units, Expertise Centres and World Class Centres are involved in some of the UK’s most exciting projects demanding the very highest level of engineering excellence, including building a pioneering new automotive architecture, revolutionising the approach to rail delays and designing the latest traffic management system for UK airspace.

In the south west, Altran have offices in Bristol and Bath, which includes their Intelligent System Expertise Centre team in Bath.

Altran are currently recruiting a wide range of roles, from Apprenticeships to Principal Engineers. To view their current vacancies, please visit: www.altran.com/uk/en/careers/apply-now

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there

The Tech3Shed team

Welcome to Cookpad

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We are delighted that Cookpad 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, Cookpad 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. 

Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost 70 countries. 

Open roles: https://cookpad.workable.com/ 

Website: https://info.cookpad.com/en
Tech blog: https://sourcediving.com
Recipes: https://cookpad.com/uk
Twitter: @cookpad_dev 

Looking forward to seeing you all there

The Tech3Shed team

Welcome to Graphcore

We are delighted that Graphcore 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, Graphcore 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.

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for machine intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors, whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or autonomous car manufacturer.

– Graphcore

They are looking for outstanding Computer Science, Electronic Engineering graduates and PhDs, for roles in: silicon engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, product support, AI research. Check out their current openings on their website – www.graphcore.ai/careers

Follow them on twitter @graphcoreai for their latest news and updates

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Tech3Shed team

Welcome Aboard

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We are finally off and running with the Careers fair and are speaking to lots of great companies. The idea behind supporting our members has been in discussion for over a year so its great to finally put it into action. We are aware that there are many companies and agencies talking about diversity and inclusion but we have always been about doing and not just talking about it.

Our members already recognise that and rather than just sitting on panels and telling us that they agree with it, they’ve actually put some money behind it and supported us with implementing practical solutions. So we would like to say a big thank you to all our members whom we all hope to see at the fair (its part of the membership).

So thanks go to KETL, ALD, UltraSOC, Esoterix, Deloitte & Bud.

And a Big thanks to GRAPHCORE for coming aboard – we look forward to working with you! Anybody wanting to join the fair, which includes Women’s Tech Hub membership please mail us on info@tech3shed.org – or to speak to Women’s Tech Hub directly info@wthub.org.