Thank you so much for your interest in the TechUP Initiative ☺

We are really excited to be pioneering a gamechanging retraining route into real tech careers. Technology is the future and we want people and particularly women from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to be a part of that future.

The TechUP portfolio currently includes:

TechUP Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are free adult courses designed to boost career prospects in the technology sector and are available to those aged 19+ who are seeking to retrain into a tech career. The Lifetime Skills Guarantee aims to provide adults with the relevant skills to progress in work and ensure employers have access to a skilled workforce.

Following our success with TechUPWomen, TechUPBootcamps will be using our award-winning experience to deliver two industry focused skills bootcamps in data and software development. Designed in close collaboration with industry these 14 week online courses will incorporate one to one mentoring, flexible learning and exciting guest speakers as customised confidence building sessions for those belong to an underserved community. On successful completion of the Skills Bootcamps learners will then be invited to interview with one of our industry partners.

Applications for our Skills Bootcamps in Data and Software Engineering are now open!

Find out more or submit your application below:

Apply now for our Skills Bootcamp in Software DevelopmentApply now for our Skills Bootcamp in Data Engineering

What do I need to do to apply?


The Application process includes:

  • Filling out an application form
  • Submitting your CV
  • Submitting a personal statement telling us why you would like to take this course. Explain your motivation and how you meet the acceptance criteria. If none of your degrees or qualifications are of a technical nature, please explain what technical skills you do have, which qualify you for this course.
  • Submitting a 1 min selfie video on why you think this course is for you. Please tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to take this course and why we should choose you.  We do not expect professional production quality at all so don’t worry about that, just help us to get to know you a bit better and please keep it to a maximum of 1 minute.
  • Applicants will also be asked to take the following critical and numerical thinking tests with a guideline pass mark of 60% each, this pass mark is not mandatory but is recommended to help potential learners consider their suitability for the Skills Bootcamp. Applicants will be asked to report their grade for the purposes of course evaluation but they will not be used in learner selection.


Takes women educated to degree level in any subject and in 6 months produces a workplace ready data scientist, software developer, agile project manager or business analyst.

We expect participants to work hard, at least 12 hours per week for six months, and to attend our four residential weekends.

We will expect a lot of you, dedication to the programme, support of your peers, pushing your own boundaries, we only want women who are really up for a challenge. That said, we are really keen to support you and help you through the programme. You will be allocated an industry mentor who will check in with you every week, and a buddy group of other participants on the programme that you will get to know well through the course.

At the residential weekends there will be classes, talks from industry mentors, interesting activities and lots of chances to get to know our industry partners and all the other participants. We want you to learn lots but also have fun on the programme too and of course, our aim is for you to be job ready at the end of the programme.  

Applications for the 2019/2020 programme are now closed but if this sounds like the programme for you please join our mailing list below and we will let you know what the next programme opens for applications.

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Sue, Alexandra and Johanna

Team TechUP