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Welcome!!

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:

Your Digital Pathway

A FREE introductory digital skills course developed by TechUP in partnership with santander Universities and the Institute of Coding.

This course has been developed to support you in taking your first steps on the pathway to building your digital skills.

The course is delivered fully online, at an introductory level and can completed at your own pace – when it suits you best. In total we offer eight hours of digital learning.

This introduction to digital skills can help you:

  • Return to, or start education,
  • Return to work, or pivot your career, or
  • Set up a business online

We’re offering 50,000 places on this course for UK residents aged 18+.

Applications close on 29 June 2022, so apply today to secure your spot!

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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 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.

You can also check out other Skills Bootcamps offered by our consortium headed by the Institute of Coding on their website here.

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TechUPWomen

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