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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 Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

4 out of 5 participants have a job within 1 month of graduating

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?£25 - £30Kaverage 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


  • 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
  • Live in a London borough
  • Able to travel into central London each day
  • Available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course

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.

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

    Connect with employers and start in your new 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 and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. How much does this programme cost?

    The programme is free for all applicants.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. 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
  9. 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.

  10. 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/.

  11. 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.