Ready to launch a career in tech?

Join our free 12 week programme to kickstart your career in tech as a Cloud Operations Engineer — no existing experience needed

What we’re offering…

  • Free training and qualification You’ll learn all you need to be successful – from the technical knowledge to the employment skills that will help you achieve your potential.
  • Guaranteed interview For each person on the programme, there’s a well-paid role with great career prospects waiting at the end, which we’ll help you apply and interview for.
  • 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.

Applications for our 16th September programme are now closed, but you can register your interest in the next programme by clicking here.

This programme is delivered in collaboration with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and the Prince’s Trust.

Program Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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

A Few Simple Steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Register your interest

    Fill out some quick details about yourself
    Register Interest

  2. 1/2 day 2

    Taster session

    Come to one of our taster sessions to understand more about the programme and the role, and to learn how to be successful in your application

  3. 1-2 hours 3

    Complete some online tasks

    In your own time, complete some 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.

  4. 1 hour 4

    Meet us face-to-face

    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 could best support you to complete it successfully.

  5. 5

    Programme starts!

    We’ll let you know next steps of your application, which will either be to join the programme, or a referral to further opportunities

Did you know?£22 - £26Kaverage starting salary for our end roles



"From the programme I developed a new passion, discovered new challenges and set myself completely different goals."
Program graduate

Requirements

  • Aged 18-29
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment
  • Available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Able to travel into central Manchester each day
  • Excited to launch a tech career!

What is a Cloud Operations Engineer?

Have you ever run out cloud storage space on your phone? Or visited a website and seen that it’s down? As a cloud operations engineer, your job will be to help people and companies solve problems like these:

It's a role where you're always gaining new skills — every time a new problem appears, your team mates will help you figure it out, so that you can do it yourself next time.

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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:

  • How cloud computing works
  • How to use different computer operating systems
  • How to use different programming languages

Don't worry if some of the technical skills aren't familiar to you — we'll teach you everything on the programme, or you can get in contact if you want to find out more now.

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 interview

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique and creating your personal statement for end employers.
  • 5

    Graduate!

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

    Interview and start in your role

    We’ll matchmake you with end 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

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges