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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. Take the Where Do I Belong in Tech Quiz to see if this is the right programme for you.

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 or near Liverpool (you can view the areas that are eligible on the list of requirements to the right), 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, those aged under 30 and those without university degrees.

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 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.
  • Continued financial benefits 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 now!

This programme is jointly run by AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Generation.

75% of 2022 participants have launched their career
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A few simple steps

  1. 1

    Register your interest

    Fill out a few details about yourself and check if you are eligible for the programme.

  2. 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. 3

    View an information session

    Sign up for an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, and learn how to be successful in your application.

  4. 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. 5

    Interview and Group Activity

    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.

  6. 6

    Enrol and complete the programme

    Clear your diary for 12 weeks to start this journey with us to become a Cloud engineer.

Did you know? £25 - £30K average 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

Program Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


  • Aged 19+ as at 31st August 2023
  • Not in education, training or work (unless you are on a 0 hours contract)
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Resident in the UK/European Economic Area for at least 3 years
  • Living in one of: City of Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, Borough of Halton
  • Available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course


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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

    Receive an offer for the programme

    Apply for the programme, complete the steps in the application process and receive an offer!
  • 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 - you're now in the "placement phase" of the programme and will work with our Placements team to find a role.
  • 6

    Connect with employers and start 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.

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.


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 and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges