Tech-Up Women - Training Opportunity for Career Changers!

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Type: internship (Full-time)

Location: County Durham

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Tech-Up Women

Are you curious about working in tech but don't know where to start?

TechUP are pleased to be launching our newest programme for 2024, in partnership with Catch22, we'll be training 150 more women and non-binary people in tech careers!

TechUPWomen is an intensive IT training programme, developed with tech industry specialists and delivered with Catch 22, specifically for women and non-binary people living in the North and North East of England. It is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to start a career in the tech sector.

To be eligible for a place on the TechUPWomen programme you must meet the following criteria: • Be resident and eligible to work in the UK • Be aged 18-30 with 20% of learners aged 31-40 • Identify as female or non-binary • Be unemployed or earn £25,000 or less a year • Not hold a tech-related qualification at A-level or above

Programme Curriculum

The TechUPWomen 2024 programme is designed especially for those who are interested in a career in tech but have experienced barriers to education and the workplace. The curriculum will give you a strong foundation in general IT and IT support skills, plus general workplace readiness skills with the aim of equipping you with the skills you need for a level 3 or 4 apprenticeship.

The curriculum will include:

Technical Content

Problem Solving. Critical Thinking. Computer Systems. Working in Command-Line. Troubleshooting and Diagnostics. Ticketing Systems. Cloud-Based Systems. Introduction to Coding. Introduction to Data Analysis. Introduction to User Design and Research.

Professional Content

Teamwork. Tech Career Pathways. CV Writing. Job Search Skills. Interview Skills. Introduction to a Professional Working Environment. Industry insights sessions with Microsoft, Salesforce and other partners.

Personal Skills

Communication Skills. Team Building. Confidence Building. Signposting to other services for support with additional barriers.

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