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What's Coming Up at Manchester Digital at a glance - May 2024

New Updates | May 2024

In this roundup you'll find:

  • How we are supporting startups in 2024
  • Details of our Member Conference
  • Ways to meet other members 
  • How to get the most out of your hiring
  • Everything else that's going on at Manchester Digital!

The Startup Activator

The Startup Activator programme continues this month. Check out all the things you can get involved in below!

Our next event

Term Sheet: Unlocked’ 

Thurs | 16th May 2024 | 09:30-11:30

Join Manchester Digital on Thursday 16th May, 2024, in-person for session four of our new Startup Activator programme. Places are extremely limited for this event so please book early!

Book now

Are you an early-stage startup founder? 

Manchester Digital's Startup Activator will help startups in the Greater Manchester region maximise success, taking you from idea to early traction stage with all the knowledge and resources you need to flourish. 

The programme will include exclusive founder network meet-ups, workshops and access to an active supportive community which includes investors, trusted professional service support and more.

Join today!

Can you help startups? We’re looking for partners 

We are looking for partners to support this programme and help us deliver 12 months of valuable information and insight to the next generation of tech businesses and make sure that Greater Manchester continues to grow great businesses.

Contact to discuss.

Sponsorship pack

DigitalHer Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

We're launching our new Digital Her apprenticeship programme next month to increase the number of women in technical jobs within the industry, and we're offering you the opportunity to become a founding employer partner if you're interested in diversifying your technical teams with more female software developers.

What is a DigitalHer apprenticeship? 

A dedicated Level 4 apprenticeship for female software developers to thrive, not just survive

★ High-quality technical training

★ Wrap-around support, additional training and development bespoke to the barriers and challenges women in tech face

★ Anchored to the Digital Her community network support

★ 18-month programme

★ Induction & ‘get ready’ technical fundamentals training (2 weeks)

★ Technical training & professional competencies units.

★ 2-3 day technical units every 4-6 weeks

★ Supportive progress review meetings for the apprentice, line manager and dedicated skills coach every 8 weeks

★ Digital Her Connects events run throughout the Digital Her Community to

support apprentices with allyship and networking

★ Delivery will be in person

Speak to to discuss this in more detail!

For more information click here

Upskill colleagues or take from our pool of diverse talent 

We are excited to announce that our next cohort of data analyst and software developer apprentices will be starting this summer and we have a diverse talent pool of future data analysts and software developers ready to join your team, or you can upskill a current employee. 

Recruit a digital apprentice with Manchester Digital by 15th May to guarantee their place on the upcoming June cohort!  Develop your internal candidate or utilise our diverse Software Development and Data Analyst talent pools to fill your organisation’s recruitment need. Get in touch with your MD account manager today!

Member Conference

Would you like to contribute to our Member Insight feature?

‘’How can we uphold ethics while also continuing to innovate and remain competitive in the global tech landscape?’’

We’ll share this content across our channels including our website, social media and newsletter.

If you’d like to contribute 300 words please email before Thursday 30th of May.

Member Conference- Tech’s Ethical Future

Thurs | 20th June 2024 | 12:45 - 17:00

Join us for Manchester Digital's annual Member Conference on Thursday 20th June. We will bring together some of the top digital and tech companies in Manchester.

Through a series of learning sessions provided by our members and networking, we'll dive into some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today.

Book now



2024 Event Calendar

Our 2024 Events Calendar is now live!

Jot these dates down in your diary to make sure you don't miss out!

Download here


Manchester NWCSC Innovation Summit

Thurs | 16th May 2024 | 16:00 - 18:00

Join us for a groundbreaking event at the forefront of cyber security innovation - the Manchester NWCSC Innovation Summit. This summit promises to be an unparalleled gathering of industry leaders, experts, and innovators, all converging to explore the cutting-edge advancements in cyber security. 

Book now

Digital Her presents: Lift as You Climb - How YOU can be a real champion for inclusion

Thurs | 23rd May 2024 | 11:00 - 12:30

Join Digital Her and special guests from across our community to explore some of the hidden challenges your teams are facing, understand the vital role YOU can play, and celebrate changemakers leading the charge. Be part of the change by lifting as you climb.

REMINDER: Please note: You must book a free ticket to enter DTX 2024 to access this event: DTX 2024 Tickets

Book now

Women in Business & Tech Expo Manchester 2024

Tues - Weds | 4th - 5th June 2024 | 10:00 - 16:00

Women in Business & Tech Expo, Manchester Central is the industry-leading hiring event for those who aspire to thrive in their professional careers and grow their businesses.

The award-winning female-led event provides inspiration, guidance, recruitment opportunities, and services to supercharge your professional journey at all stages within the technology and business sectors. 

Book now

Manchester Digital Tech Leader Talks

Thurs | 13th June 2024 | 12:00 - 14:00

Manchester Digital's Tech Leader Talks offers the opportunity for senior leaders in large-scale digital and tech businesses here in the North West to come together with other C-Level individuals to network, share best practices and make new connections.

This event will be in the format of a lunchtime networking session followed by a Q & A. The morning will include a light lunch for all attendees, refreshments and an Industry Insight session.

Book now

Other events

Get organised for Q2 and check out our events calendar, featuring events posted by Manchester Digital members.

Events in May 2024 posted by members

Are you currently recruiting? 

Each Tuesday, the jobs board round-up is shared on our social media channels and groups from the Manchester Digital jobs board to let job seekers discover new roles. 

If you are recruiting, let me know! Email 

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