South Hams and West Devon Business Updates

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22 December 2020

Free Digital and Technical Bootcamps

#Train4Tomorrow Digital - Technical Bootcamps from January 2021


The Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership is launching free Digital and Technical Bootcamps to help adults develop in demand skills that lead to higher-paid roles within in-demand sectors.

The Digital and Technical Bootcamps offer adults aged 19+ free, high quality, digital and technical training designed by industry to meet their open and live vacancies. The bootcamps are recruiting now, ready to begin in January, have been designed for people out of work, returning to work, or in-work who are looking to advance their skills into industries that are set to grow or are resilient to the current economic downturn.

With ten different bootcamps to choose from, there are opportunities to move into cyber, data science, software, digital marketing, IT, digital for healthcare, welding, photonics, engineering, construction or electronics for renewables or automotive. The training is completely free and comes with a guaranteed interview for everyone completing the bootcamp.

To encourage diversity and inclusion, the bootcamps have been designed to offer a range of learning modes, in a range of locations – including online – and range from requiring between 5 to 25 hours a week.

It is hoped bootcamps will appeal to people out of work, those who are in-work and released for study as well as people studying alongside a current job looking to retrain. Delivery partners are actively looking to raise awareness of the bootcamps and encourage participation from individuals with protected characteristics such as a disability; those who are neuro-diverse or MOD re-settlers.

Digital and Technical Bootcamps are open for registration now by visiting this link.

South West Mutual Survey

South West Mutual

South West Mutual is part of movement aiming to launch a network of regional, mutually owned, ethical community banks which are focussed on purpose before profit.

They will offer banking products and services for those underserved by existing providers - making it easier for everyone to access, manage and maintain their accounts - by seeking to really understand and deliver against need and having real people for you to talk to who can make decisions.

They are conducting some research into banking needs of sole traders, small and medium sized businesses and social / community minded organisations (eg charities / trusts / associations, etc) within the South West and it would be helpful if you could complete the short online survey via the link below.

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