A SOCIAL media training company is launching a new course to teach Swindon mums digital skills.

Digital Mums has teamed up online value retailer Studio.co.uk to offer a free social media management course for 20 mothers who have been out of the workplace for at least two years.

The course, that usually costs £2,500, will help them obtain the necessary skills and experience to become social media managers and content creators by teaching them the essential elements of effective campaigns.

Studio Retail's managing director Paul Kendrick said: “Most of our customers are mums and we know they often face challenges when returning to work, especially as digital technologies are transforming jobs so quickly. They are also underrepresented when it comes to investment in upskilling, especially those who have left the workplace."

"We are committed to digital development, so this partnership is a natural step in that direction, helping to equip women with the digital skills needed for modern work.”

Digital Mums co-founder Nikki Cochrane said: “Our goal has always been to empower women with the skills, self-confidence and self-belief to find work that works for them. The course represents a great opportunity for us to do just that for a group of women who might not have otherwise had the chance."

“These courses have changed the lives of so many women in just six years. We are really excited to see what more we can do support event more talented mothers return to the workplace, hustle for the roles -and pay -they deserve whilst making positive changes in their careers.”