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Are you curious about working in tech but don’t know where to start? TechUp are launching a new tech training programme.

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TechUp are launching a new programme in partnership with Catch22, which will train 150 more women and non-binary people in tech careers.

TechUp Women is an intensive IT training programme, developed with tech industry specialists and delivered with Catch 22, specifically for women and non-binary people living in the North and North East England.

It is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to start a career in the tech sector.

  • Be a resident and eligible to work in the UK
  • Be aged 18-30 (with 20% of learners aged 31-40)
  • Identify as female or non-binary
  • Be unemployed or earn ÂŁ25,000 or less a year
  • Not hold a tech related qualification at A-Level or above

The programme is designed for those interested in a career in tech but have experienced barriers to education and the workplace. The curriculum will give you a strong foundation in general IT and IT support skills, plus general workplace readiness skills with the aim of equipping you with the skills you need for a level 3 or 4 apprenticeship.

Skill: Technical Content

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer systems
  • Working in command line
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Ticketing systems
  • Cloud based systems
  • Introduction to coding
  • Introduction to data analysis
  • Introduction to user design and research

Skill: Professional Content

  • Teamwork
  • Tech career pathways
  • CV writing
  • Job search skills
  • Interview skills
  • Introduction to a professional working environment
  • Industry insights sessions with Microsoft
  • Sales – force and other partners

Skill: Personal Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team building
  • Confidence building
  • Signposting to other services for support with additional barriers