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AGILE BOOTCAMP

COHORT 2

“It's more than finding a job -- it's more about finding yourself. We were different when we came out of that bootcamp”

Bukola -- agile bootcamp graduate. Now Agile Business Analyst

The next cohort of our DiverseTech agile bootcamp starts this April. Is it time for YOU to be the one with a new fulfilling career?

Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world, because tech is everywhere and in everything. In Manchester alone last year, tech businesses increased their staff by 70%. It’s a massive job market desperate for people of all backgrounds. It’s a place where work-life balance is respected and inclusion is in the forefront of people’s minds. If you’re interested in a job in tech and digital but have no idea where to start, stick with us and we’ll show you how. And the best part is: you don’t need to know how to code.

 

Our 10-week Agile Bootcamp will give you theory and practice behind six main disciplines in:


Not only will you get taught by industry experts, you will also get the experience of applying your knowledge by working in teams to solve a live brief. In addition to that, we’ll show you how to make your CV appealing to industry and interview techniques so that you can start applying for jobs as soon as possible!

If you’re someone passionate about innovation, working in teams, solving problems and wanting to learn new skills to get into this exciting job market, we think that you could thrive in tech and digital!

This is our second cohort following up from our amazing group last year. Diverse and Equal has been committed to getting people from underrepresented backgrounds into tech since 2018 through upskilling and working experience.

 

Here are some more details about the course:

  • 10 week fully funded bootcamp (that means that you don’t pay anything)

 

Timeline:

  • Weeks 1-3: Introduction to Agile, theory behind disciplines*, learning to work in teams and design workshops
  • Weeks 4-9: Project work, where students will be working in teams to solve a live brief
  • Week 10: Showcase and graduation

 

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 4 (with the exception of the first and last weeks, where it will be Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Half a day of self-paced learning
  • Most sessions will be held via Zoom, with 5 days total over the course of the bootcamp held in Manchester City Centre (Manchester Tech Centre)

 

Entry requirements:

  • Previous professional and/or volunteering experience
  • A keen interest in Agile, digital and User-Centred Design
  • Basic level of digital literacy (ability to use Google Drive, Zoom and Miro would be helpful, but not essential, we’ll show you how to operate them)
  • Basic Good level of English
  • Open mindedness and willingness to learn
  • Team working skills
  • Able to access Manchester City Centre for in-person sessions
  • Able to dedicate the time for learning (2.5 days a week)

 

You can expect to walk away from the Bootcamp with:

  • Extended knowledge (and practice) about Agile, its ceremonies and practices, as well as Government Digital Service (GDS) standards (used by most employers with agile teams)

 

An overview of six different disciplines and practising two of them actively during the course

  • An understanding of good industry practices, such as co-creation and designing for accessibility
  • An understanding of how teams work and how to create a positive and nurturing culture
  • A wider network of industry experts, including a mentor of your own
  • Good employability practices, like CV, portfolio, interview techniques and Linkedin profiles
  • The self-awareness required to be productive in an agile team


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/ved83kMkMSazZiMj8 and we’ll be in touch with you to book a chat.

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