Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for a programme?

    Navigate to the programme page in your region of the UK and select the “Apply Now” button. If there is an option to register your interest instead of to apply, this means that we are not currently receiving applications for that specific bootcamp. Please do register your interest if this is the case and we will contact you once applications are open for your chosen programme.

  2. I'm not sure which programme I should apply to. Can I apply to more than one programme?

    We understand that there are a lot of programmes to choose from and would recommend that you take a good look at each programme page on our website and perhaps do some of your own research into the types of roles you could find yourself in in the future, so that you can decide on the best path for you.

    Whilst you are able to apply to multiple programmes, we are unable to accept you onto more than one bootcamp as a student, therefore we would advise that you choose one bootcamp to apply to at a time. Should you be unsuccessful in securing a place on your chosen course, we would be more than happy to consider a future application for a different bootcamp if you feel it would better suit your needs and you meet the eligbility criteria.

    Please note, if you are a previous Generation Bootcamp Graduate, you would be ineligible for future programmes.

  3. Am I guaranteed a place on the bootcamp once I have applied?

    There are limited spaces available on each programme for each start date and we receive a high volume of applications, therefore there is no guarantee of securing a place on course.

  4. How much does the programme cost?

    Our bootcamps are free for all students.

  5. How long does the application process take and when is the deadline for completing my application?

    You should be able to complete most sections of the online application fairly quickly. The application process itself, from starting your application through to receiving confirmation on whether your application has been successful can take a few weeks to months depending on how early you apply. We recommend starting your application as early as possible, to ensure that you can complete all sections of the process before selection and onboarding take place.

    If applying within two weeks prior to the start date of the bootcamp, please reach out to the relevant team before starting your application to confirm if we are still considering new applications at this time.

  6. What is the taster day and how can I register to attend?

    Attending a taster day is an important part of the process. This is your opportunity to find out about the programme, hear from employers and past graduates from the course and also receive information about the next stages of the process.
    You should make every effort to attend the taster day, however, if this is not possible you will still be able to access the next part of the application and we will send you a recording of the event. Our Taster Days (or Information Sessions) are available to register to through your online application.
  7. Is there an age limit to apply?

    The minimum age can differ between programme and region. The absolute minimum age is 18 years, however some programmes may specify 19+ years as at August 31st of a specific year. Please make sure to check the requirements on the programme page on the website to be sure. We do not currently hold an upper age limit for applying.

  8. Are the programmes online or in person and how long do they take to complete?

    Our bootcamps are online instructor-led classes which are held via Zoom. The duration varies per bootcamp, however are full-time, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, unless specified otherwise, and we would need you to be available for the duration.

  9. I don't live in the UK but I am interested, can I apply?

    In order to be eligible for one of our bootcamps, you will need to have the Right to Work in the UK and be resident in the catchment area for the programme you are applying to. If you do not live in the UK, we would be unable to consider your application. Please do check our global site to see if we have opportunities in your country:

  10. There are no interview dates, am I too late?

    If there are no available Group Task or Interview slots on Calendly when you reach this stage of the application, please email the relevant programme inbox as soon as possible to find out if new dates will become available or if we are no longer able to facilitate this part of the process due to high volumes of applications already received. One of our team will get back to provide an update.

  11. What can I do to make my application stand out?

    Once you’ve made it to the interview stage, we want to get to know more about you and your reasons for wanting to join the bootcamp and find a career in that specific industry, so please make sure to give as much information as you can about what you have learnt from our website and information session, along with why you are passionate about a career in your chosen sector. Make sure you read up on the programme you have chosen on the website and be sure to either join the taster day or watch the recording of the information session if you are unable to attend live.

  12. What support will I be provided to secure employment?

    Generation graduates continue to be supported by Mentors and receive expert guidance to secure employment. This includes creating stand-out CVs and receiving interview coaching on how to perform at competency and technical interviews. Generation graduates are also introduced to employers looking for entry-level talent through our exclusive Employer Connection Events. At Generation, we are committed to supporting you to gain employment, which is why as standard all graduates are supported for 6 months after graduation to help you land your dream role.

  13. I have started my application but I'm having technical issues. How can I fix this?

    Potential issues.
    Blank screen – We have a few potential fixes below for you to try to resolve this:
    – CTRL+SHIFT+R (refresh cache)
    – Use different browser
    – Use different device
    – Use incognito window
    Application has restarted – You may have logged in using a different method than previously used. To access your existing application, you need to ensure you are logging in with your email and password if you registered manually, via Google if you signed up via Google or via Facebook if you signed up via Facebook.
    I can see my application but I can’t continue with it – Please check the status of your application. This may be “Abandoned” or “Rejected”. If you have accidentally abandoned your application, please contact the relevant programme inbox to have this reactivated. If rejected, please see the query below regarding rejected applications.
    It may also be that you applied to an old programme and the application portal is no longer active. In order to apply for a new programme, please log out of your existing application and start a new one using a new email address, or by signing in using the Google or Facebook options (if your previous application was created manually).
    If your application status is active and you are stuck at a review stage, this means your application is as up to date as can be for now and we will contact you with next steps once you have completed your Group Task and Interview.
    I can’t upload my documents/documents showing in yellow – Make sure you are uploading documents in the relevant file formats (docx., pdf. etc). If the document sections are showing in yellow, this means they have been uploaded but need to be manually checked by our Admissions Team to confirm they pass eligibility requirements. The team will contact you if anything further is needed. Please ensure you upload all required documents at the same time as once submitted, you will be unable to upload more to the online application.
  14. Why was my application rejected?

    If your application is automatically rejected at eligibility stage, due to you not meeting on or more of the criteria set out for the programme, the system will send an automated email with a list of potential reasons for rejection. At eligibility stage, these include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • You do not meet the minimum age requirement
    • You do not live in the catchment area
    • You are employed and working more than the permitted hours for applying
    • You will be in education or training at the start of the programme
    • You do not have the relevant right to live and work in the UK
    • You are not available for the full duration of the programme
    • You are not able to start a job immediately following completion of the programme
    These may not all be relevant to your application. If you would like further clarification, please email the relevant programme inbox and a member of the team will provide you with more details.
    Please be sure to read all questions on the application carefully before submitting to ensure your application is not rejected in error.
  15. I have a question about my application which isn't covered in the FAQs. Who can I contact?

    If you have read through these FAQs and are unable to find the answer you are looking for, please contact the relevant programme inbox and our team will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. Please find the relevant email addresses below:
    • For our Data Engineering Programme –
    • For our Data Analytics Programme –
    • For our IT Support Programme –
    • For our AWS Re/Start and Google Cloud Programmes –
    • For our Healthcare Programme –
    • For our Retrofit Advisor Programme –
    Please ensure you specify the programme, region of the UK you are applying from and your full name, so that we can provide the most relevant information and find your application on our systems.