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Ready to launch a career in tech?

Generation UK and Ireland have been supporting young people gain access to free sector specific skills and certification in the tech industry across the UK and Ireland for 3 years and launching now in Scotland.

Generation programmes are free, 18-29 year olds can apply, No qualifications or experience required. Mentor support during & 6 months post-programme. Laptop & Wifi provided if required. Students continue to receive benefits / U.C. We connect graduates with hiring employers. We teach behaviours and mindsets as well as technical skills to prepare for success in the workplace. We teach employability skills helping our learners succeed in application processes and their interviews. Must be available Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm to engage with training as well as be prepared to progress into employent after full completion of the course.

We work in partnership with Amazon Web Services and Princes Trust to assist young people gain and sustain life changing opportunities.

Start date

28th December 2021


Glasgow and Edinburgh city locations for potential employment opportunities, recruiting across several local authorities in Scotland that are within commutable distance to access all vacancies after full completion of the 12 week boot camp.

12 week boot camp for March 22 will be held virtually assisted by mentors and instructor lead with a holistic view of supporting our learners in a person centred approach.

Digital support may be provided to remove those barriers accessing the opportunities.

What will be covered?
  • Behavioural skills and mindsets – including growth mindset, persistence and communication.
  • Introduction to IT and Cloud Computing, Linux, Networking, Security.
  • Introduction to programming and databases, Python, AWS – Cloud Computing concepts, and the core services – such as Compute and Storage, Sys Ops sessions and labs.
If you are:
  • 18-29 year old
  • Living within Scotland and reasonable travelling distance to Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the Tech industry
  • Available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and committed to working with Generation to potentially gain and sustain a life-changing career opportunity in cloud engineering

....then please click on the link below to start your Generation journey.

Other information
  • Training is free
  • The start date for AWS course is 7th March 22 and applications are live now
  • Must have the right to work in the UK, not currently engaged with full time employment or education and do not possess a degree that transfers to the UK framework.
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