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.
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 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.
Register your interest for our next programme here.
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 jointly run by AWS (Amazon Web Services), Prince’s Trust and Generation. The programme is funded by ESF and Power Up.
Program Length12 weeks
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
What is a 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.
Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by AWS” logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.
We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:
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:
What your journey will look like
Complete your applicationGo through the selection process outlined earlier.
Meet your mentorIf 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.
Start your trainingThe programme begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
Get ready for your job applicationsAs training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique and creating your personal statement for end employers.
Graduate!Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
Connect with employers and start in your new roleGeneration 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 and workshops to help you keep growing
Become a mentor to help others
Troubleshoot your job challenges
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you still running programmes during COVID?
In line with government advice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus all in-person training on Generation programmes were suspended as of 20th March 2020. Where possible, classes have been shifted to remote learning and will continue to be taught in this method. As soon as it is viable, we will switch back to in-person classes. Applications to our programs will remain active via the website, and we look forward to resuming full operations in due course.
I’m not sure which programme I should apply to?
Not to worry, we understand that there are lots of programmes to pick from. We would recommend that you have a go at our quiz here which should help you with deciding the best type of tech programme for you.
Can I apply for more than one programme?
You are allowed to apply for as many programmes as you like, please note that you must use a different email address for each programme that you apply for, otherwise, our system will not allow you to start an application.
How much does this programme cost?
The programme is free for all applicants.
How can I apply for a programme?
Navigate to the programme page and select the register your interest button OR the apply button. If there is an option to register your interest, this means that we are not currently receiving applications and that we will make contact with you as soon as programmes are open.
Once I register my details the application shows a blank page?
If your application does not load after the registration page, please make sure that you have confirmed your email address (this may have gone into your junk/spam folder), enable cookies on your browser and then log back into the Generation portal.
My application is under review, how long is this going to take?
Please note that it can take up to 2 weeks for your application to move onto the next stage of the process. If you have not heard back in 2 weeks then get in touch with us.
Why was my application rejected?
Your application was rejected as you have not met one of our programmes criteria’s OR not scored the minimum number of points on a test in the application cycle. Please ensure that you take a read of these on the programme page. Common reasons for why you may have been rejected are because on the application you have selected an option that means you:
- Do not meet the age criteria for the programme
- Do not live in the catchment area
- Are currently working over 16 hours per week
- Will be in full-time education or training at the start of the programme
- Do not have the right to live and work in the UK
- Are not available for the full duration of the programme
- Are not able to start a job straight after the programme is complete
- Did not score the minimum number of points on one of our tasks to move onto the next stage
Why do you not support people outside of the 18-29 category?
Generation is currently funded to support young people aged 18 – 29. However, we are exploring offering programmes to other age groups. We would encourage you to periodically visit our website as we are frequently adding to the opportunities we offer.
I don’t live in the UK, but I am interested – can I apply?
Providing that you have the legal right to live and work in the UK we would be happy to receive your application. If this is not you, Generation does have offices in over 13 other countries around the world. Take a look here to see if we run programmes where you live https://www.generation.org/.
Am I guaranteed a job with this programme?
All Generation graduates are guaranteed a job interview with a hiring employer once they have successfully completed the course.