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Launch your career in tech: Become a Data Analyst

This programme has been developed in partnership with Microsoft.

Demand for data skills has tripled in the past five years and it is one of the fastest growing areas in tech! On this free 11 week bootcamp, we’ll provide you with the perfect launchpad to enter this area.

What jobs could I do after completing the programme?

This programme trains you to become a Data Analyst, a person whose job is to gather and interpret data in order to solve a specific problem for a business. Similar job titles include Research Analyst, or Data Scientist.

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, those without university degrees, and those aged under 30.

We are looking for learners who:

  • enjoy working with numbers, calculations and analysis
  • like solving problems with a logical, step-by-step approach
  • have good attention to detail
  • feel comfortable with the idea of learning new software programmes, such as Microsoft Excel
  • are happy doing (or learning to do) a bit of computer programming or coding
  • are comfortable working with other people, and like the idea of presenting or explaining your findings in simple, easy to understand ways

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 £23-27k in your first role and access to future progression opportunities
  • Grow in confidence and resilience, while building your first professional network in the classroom.
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What do we offer?

  • Free training You’ll learn all you need to be successful – from programming skills to the employment essentials that will help you achieve your potential. All programmes are delivered fully remote during Covid.
  • Gain an industry recognised Qualification Train towards obtaining the Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals qualification (at £0 cost to you).
  • Connect with hiring employers At the end of the programme, Generation will enrol you to the Graduate Hub, helping you prepare for interviews. We will connect you with employers looking to hire data analysts at the time, support you in job applications, 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
  • Mentor support during and 6 months post programme
  • Continue to receive your benefits if you are receiving Universal Credit or other work-related benefits such as JSA or ESA, we will work with you to make sure you continue to receive these during the programme.

All Generation bootcamps are delivered online via Zoom.

Program Length

11 weeks

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Start Date

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  • Aged 19+ as at 31st August 2023
  • Available full time for 11 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • Not currently in education, training or stable employment (zero-hours contracts are accepted)
  • Have lived in the UK or European Economic Area for a minimum of 3 years
  • Have the relevant Right to Work in the UK (Student Visas, Graduate Visas, Skilled Worker Visas and Youth Mobility Visas not eligible)
  • You like Maths and are interested in working with numbers
  • You live in a London Borough
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A few simple steps

Take a look at the application journey
  1. 10 minutes 1

    Application Form

    Fill out some quick details about yourself to confirm your eligibility. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you'll then go through to the "Your Details" section so we can find out a little bit more about you, to enable us to provide the right support and advice.

  2. 2 hours 2

    Information Session - Find out more!

    A live, interactive information session. If you are unable to attend, or this event has passed when you apply, we will send you a recording.

    In this session, you will:

    - Gain an insight into a career in Data Analytics and hear from an employer
    - Receive an overview of what you'll learn from the course instructor
    - Learn about the Generation experience from previous participants
    - Find out more about our Data Analytics programme and next steps

    Come prepared with any questions you want to ask us!

  3. 20 minutes 3

    Complete a short task

    Please complete an online task. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to do this. This task has been designed to help us understand where your current knowledge levels are to then provide the right guidance throughout the rest of the process. There is a time limit on the task, so make sure you are able to focus with no distractions.

  4. 10 minutes 4

    Document Uploads

    Upload some documents to confirm your Right to Work in the UK and your current Employment Status, along with Proof of Address. We will need to see these documents before we can give you an offer for the course.

  5. Up to 3 hours to read the W3 Schools tutorial and complete the quiz 5

    Python Quiz

    After the information session, you'll complete a Python Quiz which is based on the Syntax, Variables, Numbers and Strings sections of the W3 Schools Python Tutorial.

    The quiz itself should take around 10 minutes. There is also a 10 minute video provided during your application which covers the sections on the above website. We highly recommend reviewing the W3 Schools Tutorial before you attempt the quiz, so you're well prepared.

  6. 1 hour for interview and group chat 6

    Interview & Group Task

    Complete a short interview to help us understand a bit more about why you're interested in the programme. We provide a video in your online application which explains how the online interview works. You will then record your interview at a time that suits you.

    Afterwards, you'll take part in an interactive online chat with fellow applicants to complete a fun group activity together that looks at your communication and teamwork skills.

  7. 30 minutes 7

    Mentor Conversation

    If the programme seems like a good fit for you after your interview and group activity, we will invite you to have a conversation with someone from our mentorship team to find out what support you may need if successful in gaining a place on the bootcamp.

  8. 2 weeks 8

    Offer & Welcome

    If successful, we'll make you a conditional offer to join our 11 week bootcamp in time for the welcome period, which starts 2 weeks before the course start date. During the welcome period, you'll take part in a few online activities to get to know the amazing bootcamp staff who will be supporting you throughout your training.

  9. 11 weeks 9

    Start your bootcamp!

    Clear your diary for 11 weeks to start this remote learning journey with us to become a Data Analyst!

Did you know? £23 - £27K average starting salary for our end roles


What does a Data Analyst Do?

Data, data, data - we are producing more than ever and it is seen as the new most valuable asset of companies. Think about how many customers a company like Amazon or eBay has. Millions? Then think about how many items they have online. Billions? And within that, how many types of individual information - names, locations, costs - all evolving all the time.

What makes data so valuable is the analysis of it and how it can be used to make the right decisions - whether this be launching a new product, determining what type of tv series will sell best or even setting a strategy to manage a pandemic - all require data analytics.

Hear first hand what a data analyst does - this example is from a Healthcare company

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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:

  • Data quality management: cleaning & processing data, some database querying using SQL
  • Visualisation: PowerBI & Tableau (dashboards, excel reports etc)
  • How to manipulate data to create reports that support or inform business decisions

Don't worry if some of these technical skills aren't familiar to you — you'll learn them on the programme.

Behavior & Mindsets

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to develop the key employability skills to be successful in your role.

  • Growth mindset
  • Future Orientation
  • Persistence
  • Personal Responsibility

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