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.
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 work with you on interview techniques. Our partnership with Nexer means that you’ll get a guaranteed interview at the end of the course.
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 third cohort following up from our amazing groups — most of which are now working in the industry. Diverse and Equal has been committed to getting people from underrepresented backgrounds into tech since 2018 through upskilling and working experience.
CURIOUS, but not sure if these kinds of roles are for you? Our regular DIVERSETECH TASTER SESSIONS provide the OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE and “try out” the roles in a FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE, BEGINNERS’ ENVIRONMENT. Sign up here
Here are some more details about the bootcamp:
- 12 week fully funded bootcamp (this means that you don’t pay anything)
Timeline: Begins September, 2022
- Weeks 1-3: Introduction to agile, theory behind disciplines, collaboration/teamwork and intensive design workshops
- Weeks 4-11: Project work, students work in teams to solve a live brief
- Week 12: Showcase and graduation
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 4pm
- The total effort needed to complete this bootcamp successfully is of 3.5 – 4 days a week. Guided learning takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The remainder of the time will be a mix of self-paced learning and working in set teams.
- Most sessions will be held via Zoom, with 5 days total over the course of the bootcamp held at Manchester Tech Centre (13th & 14th September; 27th October; 6th & 7th December). Attendance on these dates is mandatory for completion of the Bootcamp.
- 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)
- Professional working proficiency 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 (3.5 – 4 days a week)
You can expect to walk away from the Bootcamp with:
- Extended knowledge (and practice) of agile ceremonies and practices, as well as Government Digital Service (GDS) standards (used by most employers with agile teams)
- An overview of six different disciplines — you’ll get the opportunity to practice 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 skills and self-awareness required to be productive in an agile team
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