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Ready to launch a career in tech?

AWS re/Start is a free, 12 week skills bootcamp that will kickstart your career in tech as a Cloud Support Practitioner. This programme is funded by Power Up and is part-time to provide a programme more accessible to parents and those with dependants.

What jobs could I do after completing the programme?

This programme trains you to become a AWS Cloud Support Practitioner – a Cloud Practitioner is someone who works with cloud technology to design and develop cloud-based solutions for companies. AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, a popular cloud platform.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is open to anyone aged 19+ as at 31st August 2023 who is living in London and currently unemployed or working on a zero-hours contract.

You don’t need any qualifications or experience to apply and we encourage applications from groups under-represented in the tech industry – particularly women and those without university degrees.

This programme is especially designed for parents, and those with caring responsibilities – if you are a parent or have dependents, we strongly encourage you to apply!

We are looking for learners who:

  • enjoy working with technology but don’t have much or any experience
  • enjoy problem solving and thinking creatively to find solutions
  • like to work in a team to complete tasks or challenges

What will you gain from the programme?

  • It’s free! Gain all the skills you need to kickstart a career in the tech industry, at no cost
  • Average estimated starting salary from £22-26k in your first role and access to future progression opportunities
  • Grow in confidence and resilience, while building your first professional network in the classroom.

Hear more from programme graduate Javeriyah below, who became a Systems Engineer after completing an AWS re/Start boot-camp:

  • 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 IT support – if you need a laptop, webcam, or internet connectivity to help you access the boot-camp, we’ll provide it while you study, free of charge
  • Childcare support – We have developed an initiative to offer financial support and advice for any additional childcare responsibilities  parents may have to manage while they are on programmes and interviewing for roles with us at Generation.
  • Continued financial support – 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.

This programme is jointly run by AWS (Amazon Web Services), Prince’s Trust and Generation.


Program Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Start Date

Coming Soon


  • 19+ as at 31st August 2023
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment (0-hour contracts accepted)
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Has lived in the UK/EEA for the past 3 years
  • Live in a London borough
  • Available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
£25-30,000 per year average starting salary of our boot-camp graduates
Delivered in partnership with: PowerUp Logo

Coming Soon

A few simple steps

  1. 15 minutes 1


    Use the apply now buttons to start you application, fill in some quick details about yourself .

  2. 1 hour 2


    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


    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. 2 hours 4


    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


    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.

75% of our 2021 learners are now in sustainable employment

“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


  • 19+ as at 31st August 2023
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment (0-hour contracts accepted)
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Has lived in the UK/EEA for the past 3 years
  • Live in a London borough
  • 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