Welcome to the Click Start newsletter!

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Good morning

We are delighted to share our first Click Start learner newsletter with you (below).

This will give you another chance to see the fantastic on-going support available to learners during their Click Start journey.

Over the next year, our goal is to equip 300 individuals, aged 18-30, with digital and employability skills for exciting careers in tech and creativity. Please keep us at the top of your list when it comes to considering next steps for your job seekers.

Wishing you all the best for 2024!!

The Click Start Team

The Click Start Team ⚡


News and updates

Keep in touch!

We’ve set up a LinkedIn group for you to find out about upcoming networking opportunities, new short courses and job vacancies.

Become a Click Start ambassador with the Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding (IoC) want to highlight the breadth of opportunities in tech, make it known that a tech career is for everyone and show people how to kickstart their career in tech.

The IoC Ambassador programme is an opportunity to get involved in helping get a more diverse group of people into tech by helping to raise awareness of our courses through the power of social media. It’s a great opportunity to share your experiences and tips with other potential learners and be the face of a national brand.

You’ll be predominantly creating TikTok and Instagram content to be shared on the IoC accounts, which can also be shared on your own accounts, if you want. Therefore, you need to be happy to talk on camera and for this to be shared. You’ll be paid on an hourly basis of £11p/h with the expectation of 3 hours per week for 12 months.

To find out more about this opportunity and apply, please get in touch: clickstart@bath​spa.ac.uk

Click Start celebrates six month anniversary

Since the launch in May, Click Start has upskilled over 100 learners with the next level skills needed to take the next step in their career!

Six cohorts of learners have successfully completed their course this year, with a fifth of graduates achieving further outcomes. These include securing freelance work, further education and roles in marketing.

New skills initiative helps learners take their career forward

FWD is a collaboration between Bath Spa University, B&NES Council, Bath College and University of Bath that brings together science, arts, creativity, and technology. These courses are free to take part in.

Learners have the opportunity choose one or two courses from the four pathways: Digital, Entrepreneurship, Health and Sustainability. Each course consists of three weeks of teaching and two weeks of project work from an employer. Teaching starts 15 January.

Find out more on our website.

Season’s greetings from Bath Spa

On behalf of everyone in the Click Start team at Bath Spa, we’d like to wish you a very happy holidays!

Apprenticeship spotlight

Business and project management

Business, Sales and Project Support Apprentice, Spider Group, £15,000 per annum
Business Administration and Recruitment Apprentice, Kingston Barnes £12,000 per annum
Business Development Support Apprentice, £15,000 per annum
Business Apprentice, Seren Healthcare Solutions Limited, £18,525 per annum

Cyber Security

Apprentice Cyber Security Assistant, Reconfort Ltd, £12,500 per annum


Customer service apprentice, Yate Council, £10,158.72 to £20,048.08 per annum
IT Support Apprentice, Rakata Technology, £14,000 per annum
IT Support Apprentice, Estio Training, £20,598 per annum
First Line IT Support Apprentice, QA Apprenticeships, £18,000 per annum


Marketing Apprentice, Action Coach, £16,000 per annum
Content Creation Apprentice, Integer Services Group, £14,000 per annum
Digital Marketing Intern, Wavin Limited
Marketing Internship, European Student Placement Agency (ESPA)
PR and Communications Assistant apprenticeship, NRS, £15,433 per annum

Job spotlight


Marketing and Communications Assistant, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, up to £23,000 per annum, Bristol
Digital Marketing Assistant, Ignyte, £18,500 per annum, Radstock
Marketing Assistant, £21,000 – £24,000 per annum, Bristol


Junior Video Editor, JMP, £23,000 – £25,000 per annum, Bristol
Junior Designer, Sift, £22,300 – £23,500 per annum, Bristol

Web development

Junior Website Producer, Confused.com, Cardiff
Junior IT Support Analyst, Lorien, £20,000 – £25,000, Bath


Admin Assistant, Buro Happold, Bath

Further education opportunities

Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing, 15 January for ten weeks, Monday and Tuesday, 10am – 2pm
START, March 2024
FWD, 15 January – 4 March, Mondays and Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays (depending on pathways) 9am – 4:30pm
CFGdegree, 26 February – 14 June

Upcoming events and training opportunities

Upcoming events

Networking for founders, creators, freelancers + rebels ⚡, 8 January, 6 – 8pm, The Square Club, Bristol, Rebel Meetups (Bristol)
UX + AI = ?, 10 January, 6:30 – 8:30pm, cxpartners, Bristol, Bristol Usability Group
Lunch and Learn: Storytelling strategies to grow your small business, 11 January, 12 – 12:30pm, online, Electric Peach

Lunch and Learn: Five-step marketing strategy to achieve your business goal, 15 January, 12 – 12:30pm, online, Boo! Marketing
2024 Kickoff: Celebrating Sustainability, Good News and Wellbeing, 16 January, 8 – 10am, Future Leap, Bristol, Future Leap
Lunch and Learn: Elevate your writing game with relatable content, 17 January, 12 – 12:30pm, online, Jennifer Jones
How to use TikTok to grow your business in 2024, 18 January, 11am – 1pm, online, Startup Grind – London

Third Thursday Social: Drinks & Networking, 18 January, 6 – 8pm, Newark Works, Bath, techSPARK Bath
Women in Technology Community – Bristol Meetup, 24 January, 2 – 5pm, The Aviva Centre, Bristol, Reed Women in Technology Community
Bristol Games Hub present GGJ24 – Eat your ideas!, 26 – 26 January, 6pm Friday – 7pm Sunday, dBs Bristol, Bristol, Bristol Games Hub Antisocial
Nature and your business: Why it matters and how to take action, 22 February, 12 – 12:45pm, online, Heart of the City

Job fairs

New Monday, 15 January, The Galleries, Bristol, One Front Door
Bath Careers Fair, 16 February, 10am – 2pm, Apex Hotel, Bath, UK Careers Fairs
Take the Leap: South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, 29 February, 11am – 2pm, South Bristol Skills Academy, Bristol, One Front Door

Improve your employability

Josh and Rose from Catch22 have the following advice to continue to improve your employability.

Interview Tip

When all of the questions have been asked, take a chance at the end to ask if there were any responses of yours that the interviewer would like any further clarification on or if there was anything else they wanted from yourself at this time.

This not only gives you a chance to potentially elaborate on a response to a previous interview question that could have had slightly more detail, but also allows you to round off the interview confidently by asking the employer a question.

Employer Engagement

It can potentially seem daunting for some at first but approaching companies regardless of if they have a job ad out at the moment is a great activity to do on a regular basis.

Not only may you learn about some of the “hidden jobs” in the market, but you’ll also start to build up a contact base that you can utilize over the months and years through engaging with various companies.

Embracing your unique personality and experience

As a career coach it is important for us to understand your individual personality and the way you work best. This is a key step to developing your skills and constructively challenging each other to provide a better support network moving forward.

Having a sense of your individual journey and history provides key insights into transferable skills that you possess and will be able to implement into future roles. This allows me as a coach to support you to move forward, whilst also gauging how you work effectively within a team and with independent tasks.

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