During the week we popped over to have a chat with Mayden about their latest initiatives and were suitably impressed! They are now able to offer apprenticeships and have also got the latest funding to support getting women into Tech (YAY!!). Any companies wanting to talk about getting women into tech then we are happy to talk about how this may fit in with a reskilling or returners programme.
bootcamp Mayden Academy has announced a new funding scheme to encourage more
women to embark on careers in coding.
scheme will offer female students a 70% reduction in course fees on the
Academy’s Full Stack Track – an intensive 16 week training course for aspiring
developers from non-tech backgrounds.
course is designed to cover the most in-demand skills that tech companies are
looking for, and teaches the fundamentals of coding for front and back-end,
along with user design and agile project management.
do not need to have any previous coding experience or a background in tech. To
date every graduate has been offered a developer role within 90 days of
completing the course.
scheme is being offered in order to address the need for more diversity in the
UK tech industry, as part of the new Women into
Digital Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) skills programme, run by The
West of England Combined Authority with funding from the Department for
Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
funding is available on Mayden Academy’s Full Stack Track coding course until
Academy is also offering a series of free coding taster workshops for women to
explore whether programming could be the career path for them.
Oram, director of the Academy, said: “We are committed to driving diversity in
the tech industry and want to support more women into exciting new careers as
software developers – where they can be creative, solve problems, and enjoy new
challenges every day. Programming offers so many opportunities to develop and
grow in your career, and we believe those opportunities should be open to
Academy joins Bath College, boomsatsuma, Knowle West Media Centre and the Dot
Project as WIDJET partners.
of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said: “Tech businesses have a particular need for
skilled employees now, and this demand is expected to grow in the future. Women
are currently under-represented in digital roles and this new project will seek
to tackle this by working with a wide group of women in communities, with the
aim of moving us towards more representative and inclusive employment in
digital roles across the region.”
who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to change their career can
find out more at https://mayden.academy/widjet.
Notes to editors
Academy teaches people to code, preparing them for new careers as software
developers in just 16 weeks. The Academy is one of the top coding training
providers in the UK, with a 100% graduation rate and a 100% post-course
employment rate. The Academy is committed to improving diversity in tech,
and works with a range of industry partners to improve access and
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
details about WIDJET can be found at www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/skills/widjet/ or by emailing – email@example.com