Ready to launch your career in software engineering?
Keen to kickstart your career as a software engineer but not sure where to start? By joining the 6 week Tech Talent Accelerator programme, you’ll spend 6 weeks building core IT and coding skills, and afterwards you’ll be connected with tech apprenticeship providers, as well as gain guaranteed entry to the WhiteHat’s Talent Matching Pool for software engineering apprentices. Take the Where Do I Belong in Tech Quiz to see if this is the right programme for you.
You don’t need any existing tech qualifications or experience to apply – we just care that you’re passionate about tech.
What we’re offering…
- Free training You’ll learn all you need to be successful – from coding skills to the employment essentials that will help you achieve your potential
- Guaranteed connection with apprenticeship providers Following the programme, you’ll be connected with apprenticeship providers, as well as being fast tracked to the WhiteHat Matching Pool, with personal support from the Generation team to match you with an employer
- Free travel and lunch And if you’re receiving universal credit or other benefits, we’ll will work with you to make sure you continue to receive these during the programme.
Applications have now closed for our 2020 cohorts, however if you do want to get in touch about future programmes, you can register your interest on this page.
The Tech Talent Accelerator programme is run in partnership with WhiteHat, and funded by BlackRock.
Program Length6 weeks
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
What is a Software Engineer?
Have you ever wanted to develop a game, build a website or create a new platform? Becoming a software engineer will allows you to do all of those things. Every business needs software to function and software requires people who can build it.
As a software engineer, you'll be writing code to develop new features, fixing bugs, reviewing existing code, designing products, improving user experience, and helping to make technical decisions. With an apprenticeship in software engineering you will be able to train and qualify on the job, and have the chance to build a career for which demand is only growing.
We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:
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:
What your journey will look like
Complete your applicationGo through the selection process outlined earlier.
Meet your mentorIf 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.
Start your trainingThe programme begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
Set up your WhiteHat digital profileAs training progresses, you'll set up your WhiteHat digital profile, ready to match with employers.
Graduate!Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
Join the Talent Matching PoolWhen you finish the programme, you'll automatically join the Talent Matching Pool (normally very competitive to enter).
Interview with employersThe WhiteHat Talent Team will recommend you to employers for interview, and we'll provide 1-1 interview support to make sure you can shine at interview.
Start in your roleWe'll continue to provide support for at least 6 months, and you'll also become part of the powerful WhiteHat and Generation alumni networks, which will help you further progress your career.
Ongoing benefits of Generation
A Trusted Network
Continued contact with the Generation graduate network
Events and workshops to help you keep growing
Become a mentor to help others
Troubleshoot your job challenges