Launch your Tech Career with Generation

Launch your Tech Career with free Training

Generation seeks to close the skills gap for disadvantaged young people aged 18-29 by running free training programmes. They tackle youth unemployment by offering guaranteed interviews to all programme graduates to build thriving, sustainable careers in a field of their choice.

Become a Data Engineer

Data is one of the fastest growing areas in tech. With career paths leading to AI< machine learning and Big Data, now is a great time to join this sector. 

On this free 12 week bootcamp, you’ll be provided with the perfect launchpad. You’ll learn the key technical and employment skills you need, and you’ll be matched with hiring employers at the end.

You’ll cover:

  • database fundamentals
  • programming languages including Python and SQL
  • agile and scrum methodology
  • intro into Big Data and machine learning
  • the key behaviours and mindsets for success in the role

The start date is 24th August and the course is delivered remotely Mon to Fri 9am-5pm. Anyone aged 18-29 can apply, as long as you’re not currently working more than 16 hours per week and not in education or training. You must live in Greater Manchester and be available for 12 weeks from August. You should be able to demonstrate you’re interested in coding and be ready to start a full-time job straight after the course.

To apply, click on the link below and you’ll be asked to complete some short online tasks. You’ll then be invited to join an online taster session, complete an intro to coding challenges and take part in a friendly interview. If you need help at any stage of your application, you can contact

Get into Tech with AWS re/Start

AWS re/Start is a free 12 week bootcamp where you’ll learn everything you need to become a Cloud Support Practitioner – from the technical skills and coding languages to the key employment skills that will help you excel in the job.

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. This programme is run in partnership with Amazon Web Services and Prince’s Trust.

You’ll cover:

  • how cloud computing works
  • how to use different computer operating systems
  • how to use different programming languages
  • how to tackle any problem
  • how to work in a team
  • how to manage your time

Anyone aged 18-29 can apply, as long as you’re not currently in education, training or stable employment. You’ll need to be available for 12 weeks from August and ready to start a full time job straight after the course. You should be excited to launch a career in tech and able to get to central Manchester every day.

This course starts on 10th August and runs for 12 weeks, Mon to Fri 9am-5pm. To apply, you’ll need to register your details below, explore your interest in AWS and coding, complete a series of online tasks and come along to an info session for a face-to-face chat.

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