TechUP is an exciting new Institute of Coding funded programme that takes 100 women from the Midlands and North of England and retrains them into technology careers.

Focusing particularly on women from BAME and underrepresented communities TechUP provides an intensive six month programme to transform or kick start careers. Applicants with degrees in any subject area and a passion for technology were invited to apply from April 2019. The first programme began with a residential weekend hosted at Durham University on 13th/14th July 2019 and ended with a residential weekend hosted by Nottingham University in January 2020. The main content of the course is online, with all participants coming together for four weekends over the six month duration. Support is provided throughout the programme through an online portal, regular online catch up sessions and weekly online meetings with an industry mentor.

At the end of the programme, participants get the chance to interview for an internship or job with at least one of the industry partners in the programme.

What Participants Can Expect:


Training in Technology

data science, cyber security, machine learning, agile project management

Training in Workplace readiness skills

public speaking, clear communication, working as a team

Four Residential or Online Events

Hosted by each Partner University with accommodation provided and training bringing together the Participants with Academic and Industrial Organisations

Continuous access to online training

to complement and enhance the residentials

Certificate & potential interview

Successful participants receive a certificate and the potential for an interview with a Partner company


To assist with the sustainability of the programme in future years, successful Participants will be encouraged to become Ambassadors for IoC-TechUP