• IT Support with Cyber Security Logo
  • IT Support with Cyber Security Logo

Want to launch your career in cyber security but don’t have prior IT experience and aren’t sure where to start? 

This free 9 week skills bootcamp will help you to build your confidence in a supportive environment and land your first job in IT Support with the tools to progress into in-demand and high paying cyber security roles within 3-5 years.

This bootcamp is for you if:

  • you enjoy working with IT hardware and software
  • you like to help people and have an understanding of good customer service
  • you are enthusiastic about sustaining a great career in IT

This bootcamp is designed for learners who do not have an advanced university degree background.

Benefits to you:

  • At NO cost you you, gain all the skills you need to kickstart a career in the IT Support industry
  • Learn how to progress your career into high paying £60K+ cyber security positions with numerous (and growing) opportunities!
  • Average estimated starting salary from £25-30k in IT Support and £35k+ progressing as a Network Engineer, Desktop Engineer or System Administrator
  • Gain access to a career in technology, one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors.
  • No previous qualifications or experience needed, only an interest in this career choice!
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How it works:

    • Free training: Over 9 weeks, you’ll learn how to successfully launch your career in IT Support and the skills needed with our dedicated Curriculum team.
    • Cyber Security: learn specific security technical skills around networking, configuring accounts and many more to help you stand out from the crowd.
    • Mentoring (on programme and 6 months after): You will receive one to one mentoring support throughout the programme and for 6 months after to support your journey int employment.
    • Connect with employers: At the end of the programme, we will connect you with employers with live vacancies and help you with your employability such as CV writing and mock interviews.

Career paths

    • Cyber Security pathways –  we will teach you the different career pathways and qualifications so you could be looking at a job as a cyber security analyst or penetration tester within 5 years of your first job in IT Support.
    • Enhance your earning potential – IT Support specialists with cyber security skills can earn £10-20k more after just 5 years of experience

Program Length

9 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Remote learning

All courses are currently being conducted remotely

Start Date

23 January 2023

Requirements

  • Aged 19- 30
  • Not currently in education, training or stable employment (zero-hours contracts are accepted)
  • You are not a University graduate
  • Available for 9 weeks full time, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Have the legal right to work and live in the UK
  • You are currently living in a East London Borough
  • Excited about a career in IT Support
Up to £35k when progressing into new roles after just two years!
Stand out from other applicants in the highly-competitive job market

Let's get started!

  1. 10 minutes 1

    Application form

    Fill out some quick details.
    Apply Now!

  2. 1hr30 2

    Complete an online task

    In your own time, complete an online task related to the programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete it.

  3. 20 minutes 3

    Discover Tech support event

    If you pass the online tasks, we'll invite you to an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, learn about the curriculum and get top tips on how to be successful in your application.

    After this session, you will need to upload ID and work status documentation to confirm your eligibility.

  4. 45 minutes 4

    Meet us for a chat online

    We use this time to get to know you better with an interview chat and to understand how we could best support you to complete the programme successfully.

    Soon after this, we will be in contact with next steps.

  5. 9 weeks 5

    Complete the programme

    Clear your diary for 9 weeks to start this journey with Generation.

  6. 6

    Get hired

    We work behind the scenes to secure exclusive opportunities for Generation Graduates. You choose which of our employers you want to interview with & we support you to land your dream role.

Requirements

  • Aged 19- 30
  • Not currently in education, training or stable employment (zero-hours contracts are accepted)
  • You are not a University graduate
  • Available for 9 weeks full time, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Have the legal right to work and live in the UK
  • You are currently living in a East London Borough
  • Excited about a career in IT Support

Location

Funded by

  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation Logo
  • Skills for life Logo

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:

  • How to diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems across the latest technologies
  • How to configure and install networks and operating systems with the right security
  • How to provide excellent customer communication
  • The behaviours and mindsets needed to progress to new career opportunities

Behavior & Mindsets


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

  • Communicate effectively
  • Work in a team
  • Adapt to different situations
  • Keep learning and develop

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Take the first step

    Apply Now!
  • 2

    Get oriented

    Complete Generation's orientation process with Generation staff. Together, we'll make sure you're ready to begin class with the resources you need to succeed.
  • 3

    Train

    Begin your training. Complete all assigned homework and come to class each day ready to learn and engage with your cohort and your instructor.
  • 4

    Prepare

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on mock interviews and perfecting your resume.
  • 5

    Graduate

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

    Advance

    Continue to advance your career. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.

Coaching

The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

CV Building

The right CV can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a CV that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

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