Category: News

New app launched to address the cost-of-living crisis

Helping people find spaces that are free to enter and warm.

‘Warm Banks’ are on the rise as the cost of living concerns grow moving into winter. To support people struggling, Alyzande Renard Coach & Mentor at The Developer Academy, and Bradley Ashton, a Developer Academy Alumni have created a brand new, free-to-use  ‘Warm and Safe’ app which will be shared with councils around the UK.

Guest post: How to fairly and safely terminate employment

Expert advice from Bhayani Law to help you navigate resignations, redundancies and settlement agreements

Resignations If an employee wishes to leave, they should inform the employer in writing and state how much notice they are giving before their employment will come to an end. To determine the right length of notice, the starting point will be the contract of employment. This contract should state how much notice the employer

Recruiting from Developer Bootcamps

Hive IT shares their experience of recruiting from bootcamps.

Bootcamps are short, sharp and intense. According to Liz, this makes tech training accessible to more people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles. By doing so, she hopes this can broaden the field for recruitment in our region, explaining: “Nusrath, a busy mum of three, would not have considered a three year university degree

Games Careers Week returns 19-25 June

Showcasing the wide array of diverse opportunities and pathways into the videogames industry

Games Careers Week will not only encourage and inspire young people’s passion to enter the industry but will also help parents understand the credibility of a career in games (with nearly 21,000 people employed in the games sector in the UK in 2022 – a 25% increase on the previous year). For 2023, The NVM

SYMCA debrief

An update from the latest SYMCA Business Advisory Group Meeting

Economic update Lewis Adams, Corporate Policy Officer at SYMCA, presented a review of the Spring budget and his key points were: Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are now being wound down, however as Sheffield City Region LEP is already well integrated with SYMCA there will be less impact in our region than others. South Yorkshire is