Ready to launch a career in tech?

AWS re/Start is a free 12 week bootcamp to kickstart your career in tech as a Cloud Support Practitioner — run in collaboration with Amazon Web Services and Prince’s Trust. Take the Where Do I Belong in Tech Quiz to see if this is the right programme for you.

You don’t need any existing experience or qualifications to be part of this training programme – hear more from programme graduate Javeriyah below, who became a Systems Engineer after completing AWS re/Start.

  • Free training and qualification You’ll learn all you need to be successful in a cloud technology career – from the coding languages & technical knowledge of cloud computing to the employment skills that will help you achieve your potential. At the end of the programme you’ll be ready to take your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification – and we’ll fund you to do it.
  • Connect with employers At the end of the programme, Generation will connect you with employers hiring for cloud and devops engineer roles, support you through your application, and help you transition into your working life.
  • Free travel and lunch And if you’re receiving universal credit or other benefits, we’ll work with you to make sure you continue to receive these during the programme.

Applications  are closed for our November programme. Our next programme will be in February 2021, please register your interest here, and we’ll contact you once applications open.

Covid-19 update – We will launch the programme in line with government social distancing guidance. This may mean the programme launches remotely, and then moves to in-person teaching when this is permitted.

This programme is delivered in collaboration with West Midlands Combined Authority, AWS (Amazon Web Services) and the Prince’s Trust.

Program Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm

Requirements

  • Aged 18-29
  • Not working regularly more than 16 hours per week, and not in education or training
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Currently living in Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, or Coventry (includes Bedworth/Nuneaton)
  • Available full time for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
4 out of 5 participants have a job within 1 month of graduating
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Coming Soon

A few simple steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Register your interest

    Fill out some quick details about yourself
    Register Interest

  2. 1 hour 2

    Complete some online tasks

    In your own time, complete some short tasks related to the programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  3. 1/2 day 3

    Come to an information session

    If you pass the online tasks, you'll be able to sign up for an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, and learn how to be successful in your application.

  4. 1-2 hours 4

    Final task

    After the information session, you'll complete a final online task - this is a chance for you to explore more about Amazon Web Services, and show your motivation to do the programme.

  5. 2 hours 5

    Interview and ID checks

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the programme, and to understand how we can best support you to complete it successfully.
    You'll also need to bring ID and work status documentation with you to this interview.

Did you know?£22 - £26Kaverage starting salary for our end roles



“I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that the AWS re/Start programme provided me and I would strongly recommend the programme to others.”
Janine, 2020 graduate

Requirements

  • Aged 18-29
  • Not working regularly more than 16 hours per week, and not in education or training
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Currently living in Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, or Coventry (includes Bedworth/Nuneaton)
  • Available full time for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course

What is an AWS Cloud Support Practitioner?

Cloud technology underpins everything we experience online. From Netflix to Facebook, Reddit to the BBC, millions of companies around the world use Amazon Web Services and the Cloud to power their businesses.

As a Cloud Support Practitioner, you'll support businesses to find cloud-based solutions for their challenges. It's a creative role, with a lot of teamwork and problem-solving.

Hear our grads' experiences of the programme below, and head to our instagram and twitter to find out more.

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Skills Earned

Technical Skills


We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • IT fundamentals - Linux, Security, Databases
  • Python programming basics
  • AWS services - preparing you to become a certified cloud practitioner

Don't worry if some of these technical skills aren't familiar to you — we'll teach you everything on the programme. To explore if you'll enjoy the course content, we recommend trying out some free online coding courses such as Codeacademy or Freecodecamp.

Behavior & Mindsets


In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Tackle any problem
  • Work in a team
  • Organise your time

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Complete your application

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier.
  • 2

    Meet your mentor

    If you gain a place, you’ll meet with your mentor before the programme starts to make sure you have all the support you need to achieve your potential.
  • 3

    Start your training

    The programme begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
  • 4

    Get ready for your job applications

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique and creating your personal statement for end employers.
  • 5

    Graduate!

    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Connect with employers and start in your role

    Generation will connect you with employers who have vacancies reserved especially for Generation graduates. We’ll support you to find a role, and then stay in touch as you start in the job.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges