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DATA, SOFTWARE OR FULL-STACK

SPECIALISATION

Level up with our 13-week Nanodegree in either data, software or, new for 2022, full-stack. Our Nanodegree is open by application and interview to high potential women who want to pursue a career in data, software, or as a full-stack developer with our partner companies. 

COURSE LENGTH

Each candidate will complete a six-week foundation layer followed by six weeks in their specialisation area. We also have a couple of weeks dedicated to reading weeks over this time. Candidates who successfully pass the Nanodegree will receive a certification.

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OUR NANODEGREE

2021/22 PARTNERS

All the companies below are supporting CFG members with sponsored places on our Nanodegree cohorts for 2021 and 2022 (so far!). Each of these companies is playing such an important role in the education and training of women in tech, but also in providing job opportunities and work experience at the end of their Nanodegree, ultimately driving change and shifting the stats around diversity in tech.

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CAREER PATHWAYS

We are partnering with a range of companies who are working with us to provide this training and potential job roles at the end of the course for certified candidates. 

Your Nanodegree will train you up for a career pathway in either software, data or in full-stack development with a range of roles that could be pursued.

Each company will be sponsoring Nanodegree places with the roles and opportunities listed below. 

NANODEGREE

SPECIALISATIONS

Software Nanodegree

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CAREER PATHWAY

The skills you will learn in our Software Nanodegree will allow you to explore a software engineering career pathway, with roles including software engineer, full-stack developer, back-end programmer, cyber security, mobile apps developer, cloud engineer, solutions architect, devOps and more!

SOFTWARE NANODEGREE COURSE STRUCTURE

Learn about the fundamentals of programming principles. In these first weeks, you’ll explore such topics as data structures, APIs, libraries, testing, and problem solving.

In your first weeks of the foundation course, you’ll learn about key areas of data management including database creation and SQL syntax, queries, logic operators, and constraints, plus a load more!

Your knowledge will be developed to the next level with weeks 5-6 of the course. In these weeks you’ll dive deeper into Python including areas such as scripting, building APIs and micro-services, and debugging. 

Now that your foundation layer of learning has completed, your nanodegree software specialisation starts to build out further with topics such as Object Orientated Programming and Python data structures, stacks and queues.

In this part of the course, you’ll delve deeper into complex data structures, exploring topics like linked lists, recursion programming and graphs.

The final weeks of the course will grow your knowledge and skills across algorithms and algorithm design. There will also be a final assessment as part of the course certification.

Data Nanodegree

DATA CAREER PATHWAY

DATA ANALYST - SCIENTIST - ENGINEER - AI/ML - ARCHITECT & MORE

The skills you will learn in our Data Nanodegree will allow you to explore a data career pathway, with roles including data analyst, machine learning, data engineer, data architect, data scientist, applications / data visualisation engineer, business analyst, just to name a few!

DATA NANODEGREE COURSE STRUCTURE

Learn about the fundamentals of programming principles. In these first weeks, you’ll explore such topics as data structures, APIs, libraries, testing, and problem solving.

In your first weeks of the foundation course, you’ll learn about key areas of data management including database creation and SQL syntax, queries, logic operators, and constraints, plus a load more!

Your knowledge will be developed to the next level with weeks 5-6 of the course. In these weeks you’ll dive deeper into building end-to-end services with topics such as version control, APIs and integrations, and scripting.

Now that your foundation layer of learning has completed, your nanodegree data specialisation starts to build out further by growing your understanding of the different analytical libraries and packages including Pandas, NumPy, and Matplotlib.

In this part of the course, you’ll delve deeper into scientific data processes, exploring topics like machine learning, data cleaning, and data analysis.

The final weeks of the course will grow your knowledge and skills across predictive modelling, programming algorithms and evaluation. There will also be a final assessment as part of the course certification.

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** NEW FOR 2022 **

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER CAREER PATHWAY

The skills you will learn in our Full-Stack Nanodegree will allow you to explore all sorts of roles as a developer as you’ll learn both front-end and back-end skills, and how to connect the two. You’ll be able to take on roles like full-stack developer (obvs!), front-end developer, back-end developer, mobile app developer and loads more!

FULL-STACK NANODEGREE COURSE STRUCTURE

Learn about the fundamentals of programming principles. In these first weeks, you’ll explore such topics as data structures, APIs, libraries, testing, and problem solving.

In your first weeks of the foundation course, you’ll learn about key areas of data management including database creation and SQL syntax, queries, logic operators, and constraints, plus a load more!

Your knowledge will be developed to the next level with weeks 5-6 of the course. In these weeks you’ll dive deeper into building end-to-end services with topics such as version control, APIs and integrations, and scripting.

After completing you foundation layer of learning, your Nanodegree full-stack specialisation starts to build out further, kicking off with a deep dive into web dev and React. You’ll explore areas such as HTML, CSS (incl. Bootstrap), JavaScript, React and get into areas like design, interfaces, including  UX/UI concepts.

In this part of the course, you’ll delve deeper into navigation, Router props, React hooks and progress onto TypeScript.

The final weeks of the course will grow your knowledge and skills across version control, debugging, Linux, and the integration of back-end with front-end. There will also be a final assessment as part of the course certification.

*NEW IN 2022*: NANODEGREE +MASTERS

Also new for 2022, we will have a four week extension with our Nanodegree +Masters courses, giving candidates an even deeper level of learning across DevOps & the Cloud, Mobile App Development, or Analyst and Product Management specialisations. 

To take part in the +Masters, you will need to apply for a role at a company that is sponsoring both Nanodegree +Masters learning below. 

As companies will be sponsoring candidates through this learning, it will be completely free for successful CFG applicants with some great job opportunities attached!

FIVE REASONS TO

GET INVOLVED

HIGHLY REGARDED SKILL
SUPER IN DEMAND

Not only are qualifications in coding highly regarded, companies are actively looking to recruit more women to help close the gender gap across the industry.

GROWTH EACH YEAR
(AND SET TO CONTINUE)

Tech continues to grow each year, and this is predicted to continue over the next decade (and probably beyond!) Not only that, but it is growing everywhere.

INDUSTRY AGNOSTIC
AND CODING IS GLOBAL

The great thing about learning how to code is that you can work across multiple industries (and countries!) – finance to health to retail and more – so you’ll never get stuck in one place. 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
LUCRATIVE CAREERS

With in-demand skills comes lucrative careers. You could start off as a developer and grow into a DevOps role or even move your way up to a CTO position. Plus, the pay is pretty good too!

HAPPIEST ROLES
JOB SATISIFICATION

Glassdoor checked, and according to their list, out of the top 25 happiest jobs,  at least ten tech-linked roles made the coveted positions. Salary, flex working, and job satisfaction were ⭐️

CONNECTING CODERS TO COMPANIES:

OUR SPRING 2022 NANODEGREE COHORT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are now open for our SPRING 2022 Nanodegree. Click the button below if you would like to scroll straight down to our international opportunities in Zurich, Amsterdam and Bratislava. For some roles, we will also have our new MASTERS specialisation linked – so look out for that too!

Applications close Friday 10th December at 5 PM (UK time).

UK OPPORTUNITIES:

SPRING 2022

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
LOCATION: LONDON (STRATFORD)

Ford is offering places on our Software Nanodegree with successful candidates being offered a role as a Software Engineer, based in London.

JOB SPECS:

Ford is looking for a mix of candidates across career switchers or perhaps those who have taken a career break and are looking for a new opportunity! 

Ford has roles as Junior Software Engineers that they will hiring for with an initial 18-month contract, with view to offer a permanent role.

For more info on the role, check out the role description HERE.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

• Flexible to those with care responsibilities and can offer part-time work if required

• Employee Assistance Programme

• 26 days holiday plus 8 public holidays

• Competitive Defined Contribution pension scheme with Legal and General – minimum employee contribution of 3% with 6% company contribution (with opportunity to increase)

• Access to Ford’s employee privilege scheme which gives you the opportunity to save on the price of a new vehicle. Employees can also nominate relatives to benefit from the scheme

• 2 paid days leave for charity projects

• Access to Perks at Work platform which provides retail discounts

• Access to Ford’s Degreed learning platform

• Family-friendly policies

ABOUT FORD:

The Automotive Industry is going through unprecedented change, and connectivity is rapidly becoming the critical source of value and differentiation in both retail and commercial vehicles.

Ford has established the global Enterprise Connectivity team to develop unique connected experiences and tools for its customers, and in so doing deepened its relationship with them and maximised their lifetime value.

The team is quickly becoming central to Ford’s strategy and it will expand in size and influence as the company increases the scale and scope of its service offerings.

Put simply, our Enterprise Connectivity team was established to create lifetime value for Ford’s customers by delivering connected experiences that are simple and engaging.

We are passionate about how the world connects; harnessing technology to improve our future by connecting vehicles to the world around us, and building products and services that our customers value and love.

Enterprise Connectivity and Mobility bring together the people, skills, tools and methods to create world-class software products. We’re a highly motivated, customer focused launch team creating apps such as Ford Pass and Ford Pass Pro.

Our teams are usually quite small, we’re balanced and work together delivering world class solutions at speed.

We overcome setbacks with a positive mindset and are focused on meeting our customer’s needs.

Enterprise Connectivity and Mobility utilise leading edge software engineering and agile practices such as Test Driven Development and paired programming.

In Enterprise Connectivity and Mobility, we work collaboratively to solve difficult problems and build digital products as part of many cross-functional teams of engineers, designers, product managers and product owners.

This opportunity is to join the Enterprise Connectivity team as a Junior Software Engineer, also known as Software developer.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS & DEVOPS ENGINEERS
LOCATIONS: BRISTOL, PERTH, NORWICH &YORK
DEVOPS: NORWICH ONLY

Aviva is offering places on the software specialisation and is looking to hire Software Engineers and DevOps Engineers after candidates complete the Nanodegree.

Aviva is sponsoring 6 places on the Software Nanodegree and will be looking to place candidates into Software Engineering roles based in Bristol, Perth, Norwich or York, as well as DevOps roles in Norwich .

Aviva are looking for recent grads who are keen to pursue a career in tech at an exciting company. 

For more info on the role, check out the role description HERE.

MORE ON AVIVA:

When you hear ‘Aviva’, perhaps you think about that time you twisted your ankle on holiday and had to make a claim. Well we think about that too. We also think about all the people we support come fire or flood, through natural disasters and life-changing accidents. And those we help with their investments and retirement funds, so they can look forward to a better future.

Everything we do is with the customer in mind – we’re here for every bump in the road, no matter what. We want to make a difference to their lives, and to the world we live in too.

Find out more about careers at Aviva HERE.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: INSIGHTS & DATA CONSULTANTS
LOCATION: UK WIDE

Listed in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2021 (for the 5th year running!), Capgemini is offering places on the Data Nanodegree and hiring Insights & Data Consultants to join their team in 2022.  

JOB SPECS:

Capgemini is looking for a mix of candidates across recent graduates to Career Switchers with some work experience.

You will need to have lived in the UK for a minimum of 5 years and not been outside of the UK for longer than 28 days at any one time during that period, as this is required by some clients for security clearance.

You also cannot hold dual nationality or citizenship to be confirmed in the role.

For more info on the role, check out the role description HERE.

ABOUT CAPGEMINI:

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. 

The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. 

It is a responsible and diverse organization of 300,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. 

With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. 

The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEER & DATA ENGINEER
LOCATION: London

The Cabinet Office Situation Centre is offering places on both our Data Nanodegree and Software Nanodegree +Masters courses in DevOps & Cloud, with a linked role for each successful graduate.

The Cabinet Office would love to hear from a mix of recent uni grads and career switchers for these roles.

As part of the learning and lead up to your role at the Cabinet Office, all candidates will also be part of our first Nanodegree +Masters cohort in DevOps & Cloud.

As a key government department, there are some additional eligibility requirement:

> Candidates will have to undergo a security clearance process in order to be eligible.

> Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK under one of the following categories:

• UK nationals

• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

• nationals of the Republic of Ireland

• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

ABOUT THE CABINET OFFICE:

The Cabinet Office are the central department in the Civil Service of the United Kingdom.

Directly supporting the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of the UK, the Cabinet Office help to ensure the effective development, coordination, and implementation of policy that impacts the lives of tens of millions of people across the UK.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER AND DATA ENGINEER
LOCATION:CARDIFF

Veygo is hiring for Junior Software Engineering and Data Engineering roles in Cardiff and is sponsoring places on both the Software and Data Nanodegree. 

Veygo is open to hearing from candidates from a range of backgrounds, ideally with two years experience in any field who are ready to get into a career in tech. 

For more info on Junior Software Engineering role, read more HERE.

For more info on Data Engineering role, read more HERE. 

MORE ABOUT VEYGO:

We see ourselves as a tech start up, and so engineering is at the heart of Veygo and the driving force behind everything. We have 16 engineers at Veygo, with varying backgrounds and experience which gives us great platform to be creative and find solutions, with the customer at the heart of our process.

We are looking to grow our engineering team… Maybe you could be one of them!

We’re really passionate about building great software, using modern technologies, following industry best practices and a mantra of win or learn. We don’t have (and don’t want to have) arbitrary experience or qualifications requirements as we would then be just ticking boxes and that’s not what we do.

We currently have several non-graduates and people who studied unrelated degrees on the team who are invaluable… as long as you’re passionate and enthusiastic, we’d love to chat to you.

REWARDING WORK:

In addition to a competitive salary depending on your experience, Veygo have a host of other benefits available for employees.

Benefits:
> Pension Share scheme for all employees after a year

> 1 self-development day per month

> 3 days flexi per year

> Veygo fun team days 

Full list of Admiral benefits HERE.

Flexible working:

Your normal places of work are your home address or our office in Capital Quarter, Cardiff. From time to time you may need to visit and work at the office.

You can determine which days you work from home and which days you work in the office, in agreement with your line manager.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: DATA ANALYST
LOCATIONS: LONDON & NOTTINGHAM

Experian UK is offering places on the Data Nanodegree and will be hiring candidates into Data Analyst roles. Being the largest provider of data in the world (!) this an exciting opportunity to put your Nanodegree knowledge into action.

Experian UK are sponsoring five places on the Data Nanodegree and are looking for a mix of candidates from recent graduates to those who are looking to change careers. 

MORE ABOUT EXPERIAN UK:

We work to turn data into something meaningful. We gather, analyse, combine and process it to help people and organisations achieve their goals – whether that means planning for a secure future or getting to know your customers better.

We are the largest provider of data in the world. This sets us apart in our ability to affect real change on a global scale and offer you a seat at a table you can be proud of.

For more details check out our careers page.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
LOCATION: LONDON & SCOTLAND

A new sponsoring client for 2022, Skyscanner are offering places on our NEW Full-Stack Nanodegree! This is a great opportunity to join this market leader on their journey to drive global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

Skyscanner are keen to hear from all budding Junior Software Engineers and are looking for a range of candidates – both recent grads and career switchers – who would love to receive a sponsored place on our Full-Stack Nanodegree.

MORE ABOUT SKYSCANNER:

From flights to hotels and car hire, Skyscanner works side-by-side with the biggest names in travel to bring over 100 million users all the options they need to plan and book their perfect trip. 

We’re already a market leader and we’re just getting started. Next stop: Leading the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel. 

At Skyscanner our global presence offers scale, while still feeling small enough for everyone to have impact. Impact that ripples out to millions of travellers across the planet each day. 

Just as our customers trust our service, so we trust our Engineers. If you build it, you run it. And right now, we’re creating the next generation of apps, products, systems and services that will define the future of travel. 

Together and cross-functionally, our Engineering teams strive to deliver an unmatched traveller experience. 

For more details on Engineering at Skyscanner, check out our engineering blog and follow Skyscanner engineering on Twitter.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR DATA BUSINESS PARTNERS, DATA ANALYST, DATA SCIENTIST & BI ANALYST
LOCATIONS: LEEDS, IPSWICH, CARDIFF, BIRMINGHAM

Openreach is offering places on both the data and software specialisation Nanodegree and will be hiring graduates into a range of roles.

Openreach is sponsoring 8 places on this Nanodegree cohort across both the data and software specialisations.

Openreach would love to hear from a mix of uni grads and those wanting to switch careers and kickstart a career in tech, with roles in Leeds, Ipswich, Cardiff and Birmingham.

The roles Openreach are hiring for are:

4 x Junior Data Business Partners

1 x Junior Business Data Analyst

1 x Junior Data Scientist

1 x BI Analyst / Data Management Analyst.  

For more info on careers at Openreach, check out their careers page HERE.

MORE FROM OPENREACH:

Openreach Limited runs the UK’s digital network. We’re the people who connect homes, schools, hospitals, libraries, businesses – large and small, broadcasters and governments to the world.

It’s our mission to build the best possible network with the highest quality of service, and make sure that everyone in the UK can be connected.

We believe everyone deserves fast and reliable broadband and we are working to pass 25 million premises with ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband by 2025 including at least 3 million in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities.

We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group and our customers are the 665+ communications providers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses.

Every day we work across the UK to keep that network running and we can only do that with the best people who are resourceful and innovative. Our people are behind everything we do.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: DATA AND SOFTWARE PLACEMENTS
LOCATION: LONDON

Ki Insurance is offering places on both the data and full-stack specialisation and will be hiring candidates for data and software placements who will have the opportunity to progress to permanent roles.

Ki Insurance is sponsoring 3 places on this Nanodegree cohort across both the data and full-stack specialisations, and are looking for recent grads who are looking to kickstart their career in tech. 

Ki candidates will start in either a Software or Data Intern role.

The software roles will be working across both the front-end and back-end, whilst the data roles will be working on building out their data lake and with internal algorithms.

Candidates will also have the benefit of internal mentors during the Nanodegree and the opportunity to progress to permanent roles. 

Ideally candidates are based in London (or can easily commute in).

MORE ABOUT KI:

Ki is on a mission. Utilising cutting-edge technology, built in collaboration with Google Cloud, we are transforming how complex risks are covered in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market – a market ripe for change.

Our proprietary algorithm & platform has made us the first in market to fully-digitise the underwriting of the most complex of risks.

As our scale grows, backed by $500m of private equity funding from world-renowned investors, we are uniquely positioned to set the standard for how complex risks are covered in our market.

We are not just changing an industry; we are revolutionising it.

**WATCH THE LATEST MOOC FROM KI & BRIT ABOUT CAREERS IN TECH HERE**

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: DATA ANALYST PLACEMENTS
LOCATION: LONDON

Brit is looking to take on some Summer Data Analyst placements at the end of the Data Nanodegree. This exciting placement will also have the opportunity to progress to permanent roles.

Brit are sponsoring 2 places on the Data Nanodegree with the places linked directly to Summer Data Analyst placements.

Candidates will also have the benefit of internal mentors during the Nanodegree and the opportunity to progress to permanent roles.

Ideally candidates are based in London (or can easily commute in).

MORE ON BRIT:

Brit’s mission is to help people and businesses face the future and thrive.

To do that we aim to have the best minds in data science working together to make real changes to the way our industry works.

If you join our team you can expect to work in an agile way on projects that will help our teams to excel at what they do best.

At Brit we encourage you to bring your whole self to work.

We’re always open to new ideas and new ways of doing things whether that’s a particular business area we’re focusing or a technical way to solve a challenge.

Find out more about careers and culture at Brit at HERE.

**WATCH THE LATEST MOOC FROM BRIT ABOUT CAREERS IN TECH HERE**

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR APPLICATION ENGINEERS
LOCATION: MANCHESTER

Swiss Re is looking for three Junior Application Engineers to join them in Manchester once they have completed the Full-Stack Nanodegree specialisation. 

Swiss Re are sponsoring 3 places on the Full-Stack Nanodegree with graduates going into roles as Junior Application Engineers at Swiss Re in Manchester.

They are looking for candidates who are recent university grads or those who are looking to career switch into a tech and take on an exciting role.

Read more about each role below:

Junior Application Engineer (RDS Product Area)

Junior Data Engineer (Post-bound Product Area)

Junior Application Engineer (International Business Product Area)

Plus, there are loads of great benefits at Swiss Re – read more HERE.

MORE ON SWISS RE:

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient.

The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients.

Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group.

This means we can draw from more than 150 years of experience, significant capacity and financial strength.

We also have an appetite for risk. With over 50 traditional and innovative insurance products and a global network of more than 50 offices in over 20 countries.

And we see data & technology as a differentiating asset to solve customer needs and looking for motivated and passioned talents in the data and technology area.

As a Swiss Re employee, you enjoy access to a wide range of award-winning development opportunities, talent programmes and learning experiences to fuel your growth and career progress.

It’s our goal to make business, and the world, more resilient.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SUMMER INTERNS
LOCATIONS: NOTTINGHAM

Capital One is offering places in the software specialisation and are hoping to find some penultimate year students who are available for a Summer Internship in Nottingham.

Those who successfully complete the Nanodegree will be offered Software Engineering internship roles for a 10-week placement at Capital One in Nottingham.

The great news is that 90% of Summer Internships convert into full-time grad roles the following year!

An amazing opportunity for uni students completing their degrees and wanting to kickstart their career in tech early. 

MORE ON CAPITAL ONE:

You probably think of Capital One as a credit card provider. But in many ways, we’re as much of a technology company as a finance company.

That’s to say, we look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – thinking of better, smarter and easier ways to do things that will really change the way people live.

If you’re in your penultimate year, our CodeUp Summer Internship programme starting in June could be a great way for you to upskill yourself in software through the Nanodegree then join us for 10 weeks of hands-on, impactful project work to put into practice all that you’ve learned within a real-life setting.

We’ll continue to develop your skills along the way and with the full support of a buddy and programme mentor, we’ll help you get the most out of your time with us.

At the end of your internship, you’ll present back your project and if you’ve done well, we’ll give you an offer for a full time place on one of our graduate programmes.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS & DATA ENGINEERS
LOCATIONS: LONDON & EDINBURGH

NatWest has 10 exciting job opportunities across software and data for Nanodegree + Masters grads, starting in July 2022. The roles are based in London or Edinburgh and are open to any candidates wishing to switch careers and get into tech!

NatWest would love to hear from candidates from a range of backgrounds, ideally with two years experience in any field who are ready to get into a career in tech. 

As part of the learning and lead up to your role at NatWest, all candidates will also be part of our first Nanodegree +Masters cohort in DevOps & Cloud.

You can find out more about each of the role types below (simply click on the links):

DATA ENGINEER 

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

NatWest Employee Benefits:

We give every colleague pension funding on top of their salary to help you save for life after work. Pension funding is 10% of salary for colleagues in the UK.

Colleagues at the next grade get 10% value account, that you can choose to spend on Healthcare Options like Dental Insurance, Private Medical Cover, and Lifestyle options to save on regular shopping, bike for work, childcare and many more.

This is an addition to a great starting salary!

MORE ON NATWEST ROLES: 

Inclusion – By understanding the needs of our colleagues we attract even more great people to work here. We hire the best people for the position on offer. Regardless of gender, race, culture, creed or physical abilities. And we always will. 

Reward – We believe that rewards are about more than the salary you receive for a job well done. And we know that no one knows what’s right for you better than you do. By offering a range of flexible benefits, we give you the chance to choose what’s most important for your lifestyle today, and for your future tomorrow.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
LOCATIONS: LONDON OR MANCHESTER

Slalom is sponsoring places on our new Full-Stack Nanodegree for three candidates, who will then go on to Software Engineering roles at Slalom.

JOB SPECS: Slalom is looking for a mix of candidates across recent uni graduates to career switchers with some work experience. For more info on the role check out the role description HERE. ABOUT SLALOM:

Slalom Build is from Slalom, the global consulting firm that focuses on strategy, technology, and transformation.

Together, Slalom and Slalom Build can provide end-to-end solutions for our clients, wherever they may be on their journey.

From early-stage strategy and technology wayfinding to digital product creation and workforce modernization, we’ve helped thousands of organizations transform to become relevant in the digital economy, helping our clients realize their vision and drive successful outcomes.

Find out more about life at Slalom Build here and review our blueprint.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS, DATA ENGINEERS & BI ENGINEERS
LOCATIONS: LONDON OR LEICESTER (EAST MIDLANDS)

Dunelm is looking for range of passionate new team members to join them as a Software Engineer, Data Engineer or Business Intelligence Engineer upon completion of either our Data or Full-Stack Nanodegree.

Dunelm are sponsoring places across both our Data Nanodegree and Full-Stack Nanodegree with roles linked to each placement.

MORE ON THE ROLES FROM DUNELM:

On completing the CFG Full-Stack or Data Nanodegree, we are looking for full-time Business Intelligence, Data & Software Engineers to join our team. 

We are looking for graduates and career switchers who are within commuting distance of our London or Leicester offices when days in office are required in this hybrid role. 

For the Data roles, mathematics qualifications or studies which require maths to be applied (at A-level and degree level) would be desirable.

All sponsored candidates will also have tech buddies within Dunelm as mentors for the duration of their Nanodegree.

MORE ON DUNELM GROUP PLC: Dunelm Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which operates in the homewares market. 

Dunelm specializes in soft furnishings, lighting, bedding, furniture, rugs and other homewares, and also owns Dorma brand. 

They operate from over 170 stores and provide multi-channel convenience through online, mobile, catalogue, telephone ordering and reserve and collect propositions. 

The Company’s online store features approximately 24,000 products. 

You can find out more about Dunelm, their purpose and their values via the video links below:   

WATCH -> OUR PURPOSE

WATCH -> SHARED VALUES

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR FULL-STACK DEVELOPERS & JUNIOR BACK-END DEVELOPERS (JAVA)
LOCATION: READING

ecx.io (an IBM company) is offering places across both the Software and Full-Stack Nanodegree, with successful candidates being offered either Junior Full-Stack Developer or Junior Back-End (Java) roles. 

JOB SPECS:

ecx.io is looking for a mix of candidates career switchers with some work experience to recent uni grads.

The roles will be based in their Reading office, so you’ll need to be able to commute there. 

ecx.io provides its employees with a range of benefits including: supportive, flexible working, a cycle to work scheme, and an online benefits portal.

ABOUT EXC.IO:

We are ecx.io – an IBM company. For more than 22 years we have been working with our customers to identify opportunities in the digital world and to realise their full potential.

The passion and motivation that this requires provides us with a common goal – creating a better digital tomorrow.

Since 2016 we are proud to have been a part of IBM iX, the global agency family of IBM, where we act as one of the leading digital agencies in Europe with more than 350 employees at sites in five different countries.

With a focus on digital platforms & ecosystems and strong expertise in digital marketing and e-commerce, we work with innovative concepts and agile processes at the interface of strategy, creativity and technology.

As pioneers, we are passionate about shaping the digital future. We blend creativity and technology into unique solutions to make things easier for our customers, and their customers in turn.

We like versatility in our teams and work together across disciplines and independently. From this we derive energy to take new, promising paths into the (digital) future.e

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

SPRING 2022

Not only do we have some amazing opportunities in the UK, but for Spring 2022, we will also be welcoming Nanodegree students from Amsterdam, Zurich and Bratislava who, upon completion of the Nanodegree, graduates will go into a Software Engineering or Data Engineering role. 

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ROLE/S: JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS & JUNIOR DATA ENGINEERS
LOCATIONS:
AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS) & BRATISLAVA (SLOvAKIA)

iptiQ is offering places on both the Data and Full-Stack Nanodegree. Those who successfully complete the Nanodegree will be offered roles at iptiQ in either Amsterdam or Bratislava.

iptiQ is sponsoring four Nanodegree candidates, two in Amsterdam and two in Bratislava. Each candidate will then be placed into roles as either a Junior Software Engineer or Junior Data Engineer.

iptiQ want to hear from candidates – both recent uni grads and those perhaps looking at switching careers – who are interested in pursuing a career in tech.

The Nanodegree will be running 6.30pm-8.30pm GMT / UK time, which will be 7.30pm-9.30pm in Amsterdam and in Bratislava.

ABOUT IPTIQ:

Become a part of a fast-growing, international and dynamic team within one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies Swiss Re Group.

iptiQ is a risk-tech start-up that provides innovative insurance protection solutions to consumers via partnerships with trusted brands.

Our entrepreneurial team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competence that allows our clients to thrive and develop new revenue streams in less than 90 days.

Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying Life and Health as well as Property and Casualty insurance products – we want to increase the affordability, accessibility and awareness of insurance for people everywhere.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

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ROLE/S: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS & DATA ENGINEERS
LOCATION: ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

Credit Suisse is offering places on both the data and software specialisation Nanodegree and will be hiring Software Engineers and Data Engineers.

Credit Suisse is sponsoring 5 places on this Nanodegree cohort across both the data and software specialisations.

Credit Suisse candidates will have the opportunity to work on digital transformation projects and grow within their role, learning new languages and tools too!

Read more about each of the available role types below:

Read more about each role below:

Web Application Developer

Junior Data Scientist and Business Analyst

 

MORE ON CREDIT SUISSE:

Revolutionary technologies.

Transformative experiences.

That’s empowered engineering.

As a leading global bank, our culture of excellence ensures the growth of wealth and future opportunities for millions of people.

Technology is at the core of our business model. So by starting your career as a Credit Suisse engineer, you’ll be a part of a digital transformation that’s shaping the future of our industry.

As part of a supportive, driven team, each day is an opportunity to develop new skills across a variety of complex projects.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do here. As an inclusive, global community, your career path will allow you to explore different business areas, continents and cultures alongside the industry’s brightest minds.

As we grow, so will you – with dedicated training, internal mobility and development opportunities to take your career in any direction you choose.

As we continue to embrace new technologies, you’ll have the chance to experience a range of different languages and tools, including Agile, DevOps, Python, Data, and Cloud.

And under the guidance of supportive leadership, you’ll make a valued contribution to the team taking responsibility for creating our transformation roadmap: a vision that will drive the strategy of our business and make an impact at every level.

Five Ways You’ll Thrive: –  

> You’ll be empowered to excel in your engineering career path

> You’ll be a part of a culture based on mutual trust, collaboration and respect

> You’ll be a part of a supportive culture built on continuous learning and growth 

>You’ll benefit from our investment in life-long learning and leadership 

> You’ll play a role in shaping our vision to better serve the needs of our clients and communities

MORE ON CREDIT SUISSE:

Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training. 

We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. 

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients. 

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. 

We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible. 

Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law.

Please note: you can apply for a maximum of two Nanodegree places/roles.

NANODEGREE APPLICATION PROCESS

The Nanodegree application process has a few stages to ensure all candidates have the right level of knowledge and are a good fit for the company and role/s they are applying for. Our Nanodegree is an intensive course, so we want to give all candidates the best chance of being successful on the course!

1. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Submit your application online for your chosen company. You can apply for up to two company sponsored places and you’ll be able to nominate any second and third choices.

2. ONLINE TECH ASSESSMENT

If you meet our initial eligibility criteria, you’ll be sent a tech assessment link to complete (ideally within 7 days). You can choose between a software or data assessment.

3. MY INTERVIEW - VIDEO Q&A

If you pass the tech assessment, you will then be invited to complete a video interview online. It will be around six questions for you to answer.

4. ASSESSMENT & INTERVIEW COACHING

In the next stage, you will be invited to interview with a company (which may include a company-specific assessment). We will provide you with training and coaching in the lead-up.

5. INTERVIEW WITH COMPANY

The last stage is usually an interview with the company sponsoring your place and who may be offering roles to candidates at the end of the Nanodegree.

6. CONFIRMED PLACE

Yaaaasss kweeen! Once your place is confirmed, you’ll also receive loads more deets via our programmes team on schedules etc.

AVAILABLE COURSE DATES

Our Nanodegree is currently scheduled to take place three times a year. Traditionally, the course starts dates are across Summer (May), Autumn (August), and Spring  (February). Applications for each of these cohorts opens approximately three-months prior to the start date to allow for assessment and interviews. You can find out more about the application and selection process below.

SPRING COHORT
START DATE: FEBRUARY 2022

13 week course plus 1-2 reading weeks as part of the course duration.

Four nights / week (Monday - Thursday)

Six week foundation layer & six week specialisation


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR SPRING 2022

SUMMER COHORT
START DATE: MAY 2022

13 week course plus 1-2 reading weeks as part of the course duration.

Four nights / week (Monday - Thursday)

Six week foundation layer & six week specialisation


APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 2022

AUTUMN COHORT
START DATE: AUGUST 2022

13 week course plus 1-2 reading weeks as part of the course duration.

Four nights / week (Monday - Thursday)

Six week foundation layer & six week specialisation


APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN
MAY 2022

NANODEGREE FAQS

Yes! The Nanodegree is sponsored by companies with the expectation that you will go on to work at that company. Note that while the Nanodegree is free, by taking up a place you will be getting over £10,000 worth of education for free.

You need to identify as a woman or non-binary individual to be able to apply for the Nanodegree. You will need some understanding of the specialisation you are applying for (gained either through our classes or another provider) to be able to pass the initial tech assessment stage as well.

Yes. As part of you accepting a place on the Nanodegree, you will be asked to sign an agreement stating that you will accept a job offer from the sponsoring company if this is specified in the application.

No. Any job you are offered will start upon completion of the Nanodegree and you will earn a salary once you start that role. If your application is successful you will find out further details around the role, including salary closer to the time. Note that this will vary depending on the company.

No. The Nanodegree is designed to place candidates into tech roles at our partner sponsoring companies. Each role is detailed as part of the application. 

You will receive confirmation if you successfully gain a place at least two weeks prior to the Nanodegree commencing.

You need a working laptop or desktop computer. This can be Mac, Linux, or Windows. Participants using ChromeBooks may run into some difficulties. Ipads or other tablets will not work with the classes. 

We use a variety of platforms and software, you can find the list below: 

  • Google suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides etc)
  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • Pycharm
  • My SQL Workbench
  • Github
  • IDE like Atom or Visual Studio Code

The Nanodegree is a 13 week course including a reading week period (two weeks over December-January holiday period). It’s a commitment of four evenings per week over this period (Monday to Thursday). Candidates will complete a six week foundation layer of the degree, followed by six weeks in the specialisation.

All sessions are designed for someone that also has a full time job, studies or caring responsibilities so they will be held in the evenings around 2 hours for each session.

You do not need to choose between the Nanodegree specialisations when applying, however, the specialisation is directly linked to roles at each company. For example, a company is advertising a Data Engineering role, they are likely to be sponsoring places on our Data Nanodegree. On the course, you will have a foundation layer (six weeks) that will cover core areas around Python, SQL and Web Development, before progressing on to your specialisation. Note that not all clients are sponsoring all course specialisations (Data, Software or Full-Stack), so please read the website carefully when applying.

You are able to apply for up to two companies on the Nanodegree. Note that if you apply to more than this your original application will be overwritten and not be counted.

Ideally you will have completed one of our Code First Girls Intro courses in either Python, Data or Web Dev. However, we take applications from a wide range of learning backgrounds and experience, so to progress your application you will need to pass our initial tech assessment which will be sent out to all eligible candidates as a first step. The tech assessment directly relates to the specialisation chosen. 

We appreciate that personal circumstances can sometimes  get in the way but we do require an attendance of at least 80% as well as successful completion of all projects and assessments to pass the Nanodegree.

Yes, all Nanodegree classes will be taught remotely.

Yes, there is homework for each week of the Nanodegree and you will also be working on a project linked to your specialisation areas in the second six weeks of the course. 

There will be a dedicated course channel where instructors will be able to provide support outside of the core teaching hours.Note that there will be optional helper sessions throughout the Nanodegree.

Yes, you will receive official certification for completing the Nanodegree.

There will be  assessments throughout the Nanodegree as well as one prior to starting as part of the application process to assess current levels of knowledge. There will also be a project and coursework that will go towards your final marking.

The final assessment grades: pass, merit or distinction will be awarded upon completion of the Nanodegree. Your final grade will be a cumulation of attendance, coursework and the final project. If you don’t pass the Nanodegree you will be given an opportunity to take a resit assessment, the highest grade you can achieve from the resit assessment is a pass.

Yes. We will be planning further Nanodegrees and they will be announced via our website and social channels closer to the time.