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FOUR CFGDEGREE

SPECIALISATIONS

Level up with our 16-week CFGdegree in either data, software, full-stack or *new* product management. Our CFGdegree is open by application and interview to high-potential women who want to pursue a career across data, software, full-stack or product management pathways with our partner companies. 

COURSE LENGTH

Each candidate will complete an eight-week foundation layer followed by six weeks in their specialisation area. We also have a couple of weeks dedicated to coding practice and a break week over this time. Candidates who successfully pass the CFGdegree will receive a certification.

DID WE MENTION IT IS 100% FREE?

No hidden costs or fees when you graduate, no IOUs, no debt. Just free learning and a potential job at the end with one of our partner companies or contracting opportunities. 

HAVE 1.5+ YEARS IN THE TECH INDUSTRY AND LOOKING TO BOOST YOUR CAREER?

If you have 1.5+ experience in tech and looking for a course to help you boost your tech career to the next level, check out our Mid-Level Accelerator course here!

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OUR CFGDEGREE

COMPANY PARTNERS

All the companies below have or are supporting CFG members with sponsored places on our CFGdegree cohorts (with this list continually growing!). 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 CFGdegree, ultimately driving change and shifting the stats around diversity in tech.

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CAREER PATHWAYS

We partner 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 CFGdegree 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 CFGdegree places with the roles and opportunities listed below. The CFGdegree is 100% FREE for all candidates.

UK & IRELAND
OPPORTUNITIES

A one-of-a-kind learning experience and career pathway with some of the UK and Ireland's biggest players in tech!

INTERNTAIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES

The world is your oyster (literally!). Benefit from our specialised education and secure your dream job with our international partners.

education-only
OPPORTUNITIES

Take your own career to the next level with our education-only opportunities with your chance to take on contracting roles.

CFGDEGREE

SPECIALISATIONS

Software or Data Engineering CAREER PATHWAY

The skills you will learn in our Software or Data Engineering CFGdegree will allow you to explore a software engineering career pathway, with roles including software engineer, back-end programmer, Cyber Security, cloud engineer, solutions architect, devOps and more!

Software or Data Engineering CFGDEGREE
COURSE STRUCTURE

In this course introduction and troubleshooting session, we’ll delve into the fundamentals of version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll learn how to effectively manage your project’s codebase, collaborate with team members, and track changes seamlessly. Additionally, we’ll explore the principles of Agile methodology and the benefits of pair programming, enabling you to enhance productivity and foster better collaboration within your development team

Throughout this course, you’ll dive into programming fundamentals covering data types, functions, standard libraries, decision-making with if logic, Python data structures, testing, file I/O, and Python APIs

Throughout this course, you’ll explore key database fundamentals including data manipulation, table creation, SELECT queries, query optimization, logical operators, constraints, relational database design, primary and foreign keys, filtering, sorting, aggregation, joins, unions, subqueries, stored procedures, user-defined functions, views, locks, and database backup techniques

During this course, you’ll engage in a variety of activities, including a mock exam, exploring exception handling and debugging techniques, practicing testing methods such as Test-Driven Development (TDD) and unit testing. You’ll also undertake a Python project where you’ll build your own API connecting to a database, engage in coding practice sessions, receive career advice, and gain insights into project management strategies before the final exam.

Halfway there! We break for a reading week where you can catch up on any studies, continue practising your new skills, or have a few days of R&R.

Now that your foundation layer of learning has completed, your CFGdegree 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 Science CAREER PATHWAY

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

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

Data Science CFGDEGREE
COURSE STRUCTURE

In this course introduction and troubleshooting session, we’ll delve into the fundamentals of version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll learn how to effectively manage your project’s codebase, collaborate with team members, and track changes seamlessly. Additionally, we’ll explore the principles of Agile methodology and the benefits of pair programming, enabling you to enhance productivity and foster better collaboration within your development team

Throughout this course, you’ll dive into programming fundamentals covering data types, functions, standard libraries, decision-making with if logic, Python data structures, testing, file I/O, and Python APIs

Throughout this course, you’ll explore key database fundamentals including data manipulation, table creation, SELECT queries, query optimization, logical operators, constraints, relational database design, primary and foreign keys, filtering, sorting, aggregation, joins, unions, subqueries, stored procedures, user-defined functions, views, locks, and database backup techniques

During this course, you’ll engage in a variety of activities, including a mock exam, exploring exception handling and debugging techniques, practicing testing methods such as Test-Driven Development (TDD) and unit testing. You’ll also undertake a Python project where you’ll build your own API connecting to a database, engage in coding practice sessions, receive career advice, and gain insights into project management strategies before the final exam.

You will also have time to test your knowledge and practise your coding in week seven.

Halfway there! We break for a reading week where you can catch up on any studies, continue practising your new skills, or have a few days of R&R.

Now that your foundation layer of learning has been completed, your CFGdegree 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.

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER CAREER PATHWAY

The skills you will learn in our Full-Stack CFGdegree 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 CFGDEGREE
COURSE STRUCTURE

In this course introduction and troubleshooting session, we’ll delve into the fundamentals of version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll learn how to effectively manage your project’s codebase, collaborate with team members, and track changes seamlessly. Additionally, we’ll explore the principles of Agile methodology and the benefits of pair programming, enabling you to enhance productivity and foster better collaboration within your development team.

Throughout this course, you’ll dive into programming fundamentals covering conditions & logic, working with data, and practical applications in Javascript, alongside an introduction to the DOM, HTML, and CSS. 

During weeks 4-5 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! You will also have a mini-break to recap your learning and revise before the first assessment.

During this course, you’ll practice debugging and testing in Javascript, and building APIs with Node.js. You’ll practice your new coding skills in sessions, and end the foundation module with an exam to demonstrate your new knowledge.

Halfway there! We break for a reading week where you can catch up on any studies, continue practising your new skills, or have a few days of R&R.

After completing your foundation layer of learning, your CFGdegree 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.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CAREER PATHWAY

The skills you will learn in our Product Management CFGdegree will allow you to explore a product management career pathway, with roles in digital product management, growth product management, and technical product manager just to name a few!

product management CFGDEGREE
COURSE STRUCTURE

In this course introduction and troubleshooting session, we’ll delve into the fundamentals of version control with Git and GitHub. You’ll learn how to effectively manage your project’s codebase, collaborate with team members, and track changes seamlessly. Additionally, we’ll explore the principles of Agile methodology and the benefits of pair programming, enabling you to enhance productivity and foster better collaboration within your development team.

Throughout this course, you’ll dive into programming fundamentals covering conditions & logic, working with data, and practical applications in Javascript, alongside an introduction to the DOM, HTML, and CSS. 

During weeks 4-5 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! You will also have a mini-break to recap your learning and revise before the first assessment.

During this course you’ll practice debugging and testing in Javascript, and building APIs with Node.js. You’ll practice your new coding skills in sessions, and end the foundation module with an exam to demonstrate your new knowledge. 

Halfway there! We break for a reading week where you can catch up on any studies, continue practising your new skills, or have a few days of R&R.

After completing your foundation layer of learning, your CFGdegree Product Management specialisation starts to build out further, kicking off with a deep dive into product manager role and responsibilities.

You’ll explore areas such as product vision, product lifecycle, product manager types and project work. You will gain knowledge in product initiation through market research, product mapping, prioritisation, development tools, data analysis and financials. 

In this part of the course, you’ll delve deeper into user experience design, prototyping, user story capture, hands on workshops and building the project alongside the development team. You will learn how to weigh trade offs between product requirements, design requirements, engineering efforts and quality in the development process.

The final weeks of the course will grow your knowledge and skills across managing your team and learning more about agile methodology and scrum master role. You will have a deep dive into quality assurance, testing and bug catching prioritisation, and product metrics to measure success. You will learn best practices in product documentation and iteration and develop various skills through assessment and final project presentation.

SPECIALISED EXTENSION WITH OUR +MASTERS

Some candidates may have the opportunity to develop specialised skills with our four-week extension with our CFGdegree +Masters courses, giving candidates an even deeper level of learning across DevOps & the Cloud, Mobile App Development, Data Analyst or Cyber Security specialisations. 

To take part in the +Masters, you will need to apply for a role at a company that is sponsoring both CFGdegree +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!

CFGDEGREE APPLICATION PROCESS

The CFGdegree 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 CFGdegree 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 only submit ONE application for the CFGdegree. During the application, you can also specify two backup companies to be considered for if unsuccessful in your first choice.

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 software, full-stack or data assessment. You will need to score 50% or above to pass. Scores between 40-49% will be invited to retry a second time. 

3.VIDEO INTERVIEW - VIDEO Q&A

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

4. ASSESSMENT & INTERVIEW COACHING

Ahead of your invite to interview with a sponsor company – we will provide you with Confidence Coaching. At this stage, you may also be asked to complete a company-specific assessment.

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 CFGdegree.

 

 

6. CONFIRMED PLACE

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

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 Summer 2024 COHORT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for our Summer 2024 CFGdegree cohort.

Please make sure you check out the application requirements as some roles do have additional assessments or application requirements.

Please note: We recommend getting your application in as soon as you can. The CFGdegree places are in high demand and applications may close earlier for individual companies if all CFGdegree candidate interview places are filled.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

AUTUMN 2024

Applications are now live for our Autumn 2024 CFGdegree cohort.

Please make sure you check out the application requirements as some roles do have additional assessments or application requirements.

Please note: We recommend getting your application in as soon as you can. The CFGdegree places are in high demand and applications may close earlier for individual companies if all CFGdegree candidate interview places are filled.

For more help understanding the opportunities listed, please check here!

** Applications will close at 5 PM Friday 28th June 2024 **

Capgemini Logo Code First Girls Partner

Capgemini is offering places on the Data Engineering CFGdegree specialisation linked to a role for each successful candidate.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capgemini cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the respective location.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in January 2025.

WORKING SITUATION 

Candidates must be willing to work in the office a minimum of 2-3 times a week for at least three months. Afterwards, office attendance will be 1-2 days in the office.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • English language proficiency above B2 level.
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Open to candidates without restrictions

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Health Insurance
  • 2 days of holidays per month
  • Leadership Program
  • Voluntary initiatives

For more info on Capgemini Spain benefits click here.

MORE ABOUT CAPGEMINI

Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, inclusive future is a tough question. But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts. A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology can help us reimagine what’s possible. It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future. By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is. Capgemini. Get The Future You Want.

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 over 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-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, fueled by the fast-evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

Morgan Stanley logo

Morgan Stanley is offering places on the Software Engineering CFGdegree specialisation linked to a role for each candidate who successfully passes an Assessment Centre upon completion of the CFGdegree.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

  • Employee networking groups that promote diversity and career development
  • Generous paid parental leave (16 weeks for all parents, plus 6 to 8 additional weeks of medical leave following pregnancy)
  • A commitment to sustainability and diversity, through both our work practices and our investing principles

To learn more about Morgan Stanley’s benefits, click here

MORE ABOUT MORGAN STANLEY

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

At Morgan Stanley, we are shaping the future of our global business and contributing to our local community. Our team works across numerous areas, including Technology, Mathematical Modeling, Finance, Risk Management, Operations and Data & Analytics.

Check out Morgan Stanley’s career video here

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

TUI Logo

TUI is offering places on the Software Engineering CFGdegree, providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

TUI will be sponsoring candidates on the Software Engineering CFGdegree specialisation. They are keen to hear from a range of candidates, particularly those who are keen to switch careers into tech.

TUI is one of the world’s leading tourism companies with a broad portfolio consisting of tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, hotels and cruise liners.

Job Description: Junior Software Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

TUI cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the respective location. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role start date is to be confirmed

WORKING SITUATION

Candidates must be willing to work in the office a minimum of 2-3 times a week. 

MORE ABOUT TUI

TUI is one of the world’s leading tourism companies with a broad portfolio consisting of tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, hotels and cruise liners. We are on a mission to give our customers reasons to live happy on holiday.

Diversity is at the heart of our values – this is why we are offering places on the Software CFGdegree stream. We will be hiring candidates for junior engineering roles where, if successful, you will experience lots of exciting opportunities by writing software that helps our customers to find, book and experience their perfect holiday, through our website or mobile apps.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Krakow, Poland
Goldman Sachs Logo Code First Girls Partner

Goldman Sachs is sponsoring places on the Software CFGdegree specialisation open to candidates with a University Degree.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Goldman Sachs is sponsoring places on the Software CFGdegree specialisation with the opportunity of getting a place on their 10 week-long software engineering internship subject to passing a post-CFGdegree Assessment Centre Day and Technical Assessment.

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Goldman Sachs cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the respective location. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in July 2025. 

WORKING SITUATION

Candidates must be willing to work in the office full-time. 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS 

Candidates must have a University Degree to be eligible for this opportunity and they must attend an Assessment Centre day and pass a technical assessment upon successful completion of the CFGdegree to be offered a software engineering internship position.

MORE ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

Goldman Sachs’ mission is to advance sustainable economic growth and financial opportunity across the globe. Drawing upon over 150 years of experience working with the world’s leading businesses, entrepreneurs, and institutions, we mobilize our people and resources to advance the success of our clients, broaden individual prosperity and accelerate economic progress for all.

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. Build innovations that drive our business and financial markets worldwide. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low-latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering is at the critical centre of our businesses. Our dynamic environment requires strategic thinking that is innovative and produces smart solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

UK OPPORTUNITIES:

Autumn 2024

UK OPPORTUNITIES OPEN 4 JUNE 2024

Please note: We recommend getting your application in as soon as you can. The CFGdegree places are in high demand and applications may close earlier for individual companies if all CFGdegree candidate interview places are filled.

For more help understanding the opportunities listed, please check here!

** Applications will close at 5 PM Friday 28th June 2024 **

FFH Management Logo

FFH Management Service is offering places on the Full-Stack specialisation linked to a potential role for each successful graduate.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

FFH Management Services cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Must have the right to work in Ireland with no visa restrictions.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in January 2025.

WORKING SITUATION 

  • 3 days a week in the office for induction, 2 days thereafter (more on rare occasions) – Flexi-time.
  • Core hours are 10 am-4 PM.
  • Needs to be either located in or able to commute regularly to the Dublin office.

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

  • This is a 9-month contract with FFH which potential to progress to other roles within the company.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

  • Private health insurance for you and your spouse and children (including dental)
  • We believe in having fun – at work
  • Gym Membership and Bike to Work Scheme
  • Generous Pension Scheme, Generous Bonus Scheme
  • Continuous learning and development allowance

MORE ABOUT FFH MANAGEMENT SERVICES 

Fairfax Financial Holdings is primarily engaged in value investment management and is one of the largest Property and Casualty insurance company networks globally.

There are over 25 companies which employ over 15,000 personnel. Fairfax values honesty, hard work, and humility hence Fairfax’s modest public profile. In Dublin, FFH Management Services engages in Fairfax strategic partnerships, focused on Fairfax subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

We deliver global business services through Strategic Advisory Services., Financial Reporting, Technology Services, Mergers and Acquisitions. Despite Fairfax’s financial size, we take pride in our small office footprint, with the Dublin and Toronto offices each containing less than 60 people.

The low headcount ensures our office remains a supportive, collaborative, social environment with vast opportunities to make an impact on our operating companies.

FFH likes to hire people with the following competencies:

  • Hard-working
  • Team players who can build relationships in our office and also with our clients (other Fairfax Companies)
  • People who embrace continuous improvement
  • Driven to achieve quality results
  • Motivates, and can lead by example

Ffh can offer you:

  • Opportunity to work in a small office where you will be given a lot of guidance etc. whilst also being part of a large multinational organisation with many opportunities to grow and learn
  • Candidate will be mentored and provided with support, and career progression opportunities quite quickly
  • Opportunity to develop your skillset by working on a wide range of initiatives for a wide-ranging client base across the globe
  • The opportunity to learn from leading experts by taking part in Fairfax-wide working groups
  • Once candidates have settled and are confident within their role, they will see direct interaction with the CEOs and C-suite members of our subsidiaries.
  • A fair and friendly office where ‘ego’s’ are not accepted
  • We believe in having fun – at work
  • We are hard-working but not at the expense of our families
  • Flexible working arrangements

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Activision Blizzard is sponsoring places on multiple streams of our CFGdegree to educate, mentor and support candidates in securing a career in technology and gaming. 

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Do you dream of turning your passion for gaming into a rewarding career? The gaming industry is booming, offering exciting opportunities for creative and tech-savvy individuals.

Activision Blizzard is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFGdegree to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. Sponsoring places on the CFGdegree in Software Engineering, Full-Stack Development, Data & Product Management and the DevOps & Cloud, Data for Business, Java and AI & ML +Masters.

Whether you’re interested in game design, development, programming, or business, this program provides the foundation to turn your love of gaming into a successful career.

Open to all candidates across Scotland, North West England, South West England & London. 

Candidates will be encouraged to actively seek employment in the technology industry with Code First Girls providing coaching and interview opportunities. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Candidates must be based in Scotland, the North West of England, London or the South West of England.

The opportunity is for both the CFGdegree and +Masters, so candidates must be available to attend the courses on both dates.

MORE ABOUT ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 

Activision Blizzard is one of the most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world and is home to iconic IP such as Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Candy Crush®, Diablo®, and Overwatch®.

Our mission is to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. 

We have a passionate player base of over hundreds of millions of people in 190 countries.

Our games break down barriers, encourage social connection, foster a sense of purpose, and provide people with a venue for healthy competition. 

Our goal is to have our players see themselves in our characters, narratives, and gameplay features, and we are committed to creating accessible, diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences for gamers from all walks of life.

Activision Blizzard is headquartered in Santa Monica and has more than 50 offices around the globe. The business consists of Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and King, along with numerous unrivalled studios.

Following decades as a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company that delivered superior shareholder returns, Activision Blizzard was acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

Our award-winning philanthropic initiatives include the Call of Duty Endowment, which has placed 125,000 veterans into high quality jobs.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

Admiral Logo Code First Girls Partner

Admiral is sponsoring places on the CFGdegree to educate, mentor and support candidates in securing the tech careers and roles they want. 

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Admiral is partnering with Code First Girls for the Spring 2024 CFGdegree to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want.

Sponsoring places on the CFGdegree in Software Engineering, Full-Stack Development, Data & Product Management

Open to all candidates across Wales, Admiral will provide the opportunity for candidates to be apart of a mentorship programme that senior tech engineers will provide at Admiral.

Candidates will be encouraged to actively seek employment in the technology industry with Code First Girls providing coaching and interview opportunities. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Candidates must be within a commutable distance of Wales & actively looking for a tech role. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

As this is an educational sponsorship, Admiral will provide you with a mentor from their engineering team within your second week of studying, this will continue until you finish the CFG degree.

BENEFITS

Candidates will be a part of a mentorship programme that senior tech engineers will provide at Admiral.

Candidates must actively seek employment in the technology industry externally. CFG will also aim to provide interview opportunities during and after completing their studies.

MORE ABOUT ADMIRAL

We’re proud to be partnering with Code First Girls to educate, mentor and support women in securing the tech careers they want.

Supporting our community has always been a key part of our culture at Admiral and we’re particularly interested in helping more people to look after their futures.

That’s why we’re proud to be working with Code First Girls whose passion and determination to create opportunities for more women to get into Tech aligns so well with our own values.

We’re excited to see the impact the Summer 2024 cohort will have on the growing Tech space in Wales and beyond. 

ABOUT ADMIRAL: 

You may know us as a household name in car insurance, but here at Admiral, we specialise in several areas of financial services.

As Wales’ only FTSE 100 company, we pride ourselves on the success we’ve built here, and a lot of that is down to having a diverse and inclusive workforce across all areas of our business.

Known for our test-and-learn approach, we recently launched Admiral Pioneer, a start-up hub with the aim to seed, launch and scale new business initiatives that will become key growth engines in the future (to learn more about our sister companies and start-ups check out Veygo and AFSL).

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Tech education sponsorship for those looking to become an entrepreneur.

Code First Girls is providing sponsored places on the Software Engineering, Data, Full-Stack & Product Management CFGdegree streams and the DevOps & Cloud, Data for Business, Java and AI & ML +Masters education for individuals who are passionate about becoming an entrepreneur. 

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

GCHQ Logo Code First Girls Partner

GCHQ are sponsoring places on our Software with Cyber Security +Masters & Vulnerability Research specialisation and successful candidates may be offered the opportunity to apply for roles across  GCHQ.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

GCHQ is sponsoring places on our Software with Cyber Security +Masters and Vulnerability Research specialisation.

They are looking for a mixture of candidates who are either recent university grads or those who are looking to switch to tech.

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

GCHQ cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK.

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs
  • Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
  • Candidates must hold British nationality only

You can view information on the recruitment and security vetting process here.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

Upon completion of the Software CFGdegree, Cyber Security +Masters and Vulnerability Research specialisation, there may be opportunities to apply for a permanent role within GCHQ, where you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave automatically rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service, and an additional 10.5 days public and privilege holidays
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Opportunities to be recognised through our employee performance scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Facilities such as a gym, restaurant and on-site coffee bars (at some locations)
  • Paid parental and adoption leave.
  • Opportunities for remote/hybrid working (dependent on role)

MORE ABOUT GCHQ

GCHQ are the Government Communications Headquarters.

At GCHQ, we unlock the complex world of data and communications to keep the UK and its citizens safe, both in the real world and online.

Tasked by the UK government, we are a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency.

Working closely with Government partners, we protect the UK from threats including serious organised crime, terrorism, and cyber-attacks.

A role in GCHQ means you’ll have varied and fascinating work in a supportive and encouraging environment that emphasizes teamwork.

We’re proud of our purpose – and our people. Join us to be a part of it all.

To find out more about GCHQ and our recruitment opportunities, please visit here.

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Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester X Code first

Turning Innovation Catalyst is offering sponsored places on the Data CFGdegree, providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE SPONSORSHIP & ELIGIBILITY

The Turing Innovation Catalyst (TIC) is offering sponsored places on the Data CFGdegree, to give people in Greater Manchester the chance to develop their skills and to inspire them to switch to a career in Artificial Intelligence. 

AI is the world’s fastest-growing deep digital tech sector. Its infinite possibilities are set to transform our collective future, and right now you can get involved! The Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester (TIC) is a new not-for-profit focussed on catalysing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem within Greater Manchester (GM). Through the delivery of an ambitious programme of work, TIC is using AI to power the growth of careers, businesses and the regional economy. Improving access to career opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in the AI sector is a core part of their ambition.

That’s why they are sponsoring places on the Data Stream CFGdegree: they want to offer women and non-binary people the chance to develop the skills required for a new career in the sector and to help them navigate the emerging career opportunities in AI. 

They want to hear from candidates living in the Greater Manchester area who are interested in further developing their skills in AI/data science and looking to switch careers into tech.

You don’t need a background in tech or a university degree to apply – just a passion for learning and curiosity about a career in AI. If you are interested in joining our mission to evolve a more inclusive and diverse pipeline of people entering AI careers – come join us!

MORE ABOUT TURING INNOVATION CATALYST:

The Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester (TIC) is a new not-for-profit focussed on catalysing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem within Greater Manchester (GM). Through the delivery of an ambitious programme of work, TIC is leveraging the opportunity presented by AI to power the growth of careers, businesses and the regional economy.  TIC is providing support across GM through numerous initiatives including: 

  • An AI startup accelerator to support AI startups to scale and access investment
  • Skills programmes designed to improve access to, and progress in, AI careers for women and under-represented groups
  • A Venture Builder to equip ambitious PhD students with the broader commercial skills required to successfully commercialise their innovations
  • A collaborative R&D programme aiming to create a more agile, and collaborative way for researchers and startups, scaleups and SMEs to work together, and increase private sector investment in R&D
  • A broad programme of events and workshops designed to bring the existing AI ecosystem together, and to encourage its growth and further development

All of TIC’s initiatives are fully funded for GM resident companies and individuals and have been designed with DEI and ethical considerations at their core. 

TIC is committed to unlocking the opportunities presented by AI across GM, with operations in the new ID Manchester district and Fire-Up Rochdale. Two further GM borough locations will be announced in 2024. 

TIC is funded as part of the GM Innovation Accelerator, backed by Innovate UK and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and is initially being incubated within the University of Manchester.   

Find out more about us: 

Website: www.ticmanchester.org

X: @TICmcr

LinkedIn: Turning Innovation Catalyst Manchester

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BT Logo Code First Girls Partner

BT is offering places on the Product Management CFGdegree with roles in Birmingham, providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

BT is open to hearing from candidates from a range of backgrounds, both uni grads and those looking to switch careers.

Job Description: Business Analyst 

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

BT cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

October 2024

WORKING SITUATION

Candidates must be willing to travel to the office 3x per week

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Pension scheme, if you contribute 5%, BT contribute 10%
  • Flexible benefits: cycle to work, healthcare, etc.
  • Discounted BT products, retail vouchers and other great benefits

MORE ABOUT BT

The connections you make will help shape tomorrow
BT Group built the modern world. We’ve been connecting people, devices and machines for over 170 years.

Join us and you’ll help us to keep innovating – creating the platforms, products and services that will empower people, businesses and governments, transforming our homes, our lives and the wider world we share. Whichever of our brands you’re working for, it’s a brilliant chance to bring yourself to work.

We’ll help you to grow as fast as we do – to channel your energy and ideas into helping solve some of the world’s biggest challenges – from Cyber Security to the climate emergency.

When we connect, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Capital One is offering sponsored places on our Software CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

Open to any final year students graduating in 2024, or those who have graduated in 2023. (This includes undergraduates, masters and PhD students)

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capital One is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description:

Technology – Software Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Capital One cannot extend or sponsor any visas.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in September 2024

WORKING SITUATION

We have a hybrid working model which gives you flexibility to work from our offices and home. We’re big on collaboration and connection, so you’ll be based in our Nottingham office 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • The chance to contribute to the future roadmap of our organisation
  • Exciting (and diverse) opportunities for career development
  • Outstanding learning and development through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)
  • Core benefits including a pension scheme, bonus, generous holidays and private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave
  • Open-plan workspaces and accessible facilities designed to support and inspire you, including a fully serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and games rooms.

MORE ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Using technology to drive real and meaningful change. That’s one good thing.

At Capital One, we’re on a mission: to change the world of credit for better – one good thing at a time. You might think of us as a credit card company. But the truth is, we’re just as much a technology business. And we’re here to make a positive difference – to our customers, our colleagues and society as a whole.

One of the happy consequences of making finance easier for our customers is that Capital One is an inspiring place to launch your career. Join us, and you can expect early responsibility as you take on meaningful work in collaborative teams.

We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.

We’d love to hear from you if you identify with an under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women, the LGBTQ+ community and ethnic minority candidates.

We want to help you grow. That’s why we invest heavily in your learning and development. We’ve got a great track record of hiring graduates and enabling them to reach their full potential. Just look at our CEO, Lucy Hagues. She started as a graduate and now leads the UK business. And that’s just one of many success stories.

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Dunnhumby is offering sponsored places on our Full-Stack CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Dunnhumby is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description:

Software Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Dunnhumby cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

September 2024

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Flexible Allowance
  • Private Medical 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Partner Life Assurance
  • Tech Purchase

For more info on Dunnhumby’s benefits click here

MORE ABOUT DUNNHUMBY

Defy Expectations with Dunnhumby
dunnhumby is not most companies. And you are not most people. We harness customer data with leading-edge science, world-class digital platforms and creative media solutions. Most companies exist to meet expectations. Dunnhumby exists to defy them.
See how you can defy expectations with a career at dunnhumby

Life at dunnhumby
You’ll work in an internationally collaborative environment alongside teams of ambitious, inquisitive, forward-thinking individuals. We believe learning & development never stops & provide opportunities to feed your curiosity to understand, improve, & learn. From the everyday thank yous for a job well done to the social get-togethers for the fun-lovers; it’s working in great offices, with even greater people – networking globally to collaborate, innovate and deliver value.
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Deloitte Logo Code First Girls Partner

Deloitte is offering sponsored places on our Data CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Deloitte is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description:

Audit & Assurance Analyst

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Deloitte cannot extend or sponsor any visas.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts on 2nd September 2024

WORKING SITUATION

We expect individuals to spend part of their time working in offices, at client site and from home depending on what the right thing to do is for the individual, team and client. As a rough guide, most people spend a couple of days in their local office each week and there are certain team events where in-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

Based on the nature of your work you and your team determine where you work from. Maybe some activities require physical collaboration, or can only be done from one specific physical location. In that case, working online is not an option. If you’re working on a confidential paper, you might not want to work in a public space.

For every kind of activity, it’s best to try and find the balance between working online and on location, together with your team.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Private medical insurance
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year.
  • Life assurance of four times your core salary (up to a maximum of four times the earnings cap, in force at death
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Optional flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions

For more benefits here: Rewards and benefits | Deloitte UK

MORE ABOUT DELOITTE

To learn more about Deloitte, click here to learn about their Audit & Assurance. 

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Domestic & General is offering places on the Full-Stack CFGdegree with roles in London providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Domestic & General cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in September 2024.

WORKING SITUATION 

‘Presence with Purpose’

We have a flexible/hybrid working model and we have employees working pretty much all over the UK. An element of presence in the office should be expected, and this will vary depending on the team and the preferences of other team members.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

Holidays

  • 25 days’ holiday a year. You can buy up to five extra days too.
  • Long service holidays
  • If you’re with us for five years, you’ll get an extra day of holiday for that year.
  • For 10, 20 and 30 years, you’ll get ten extra days to take in the next 10 years.

UK Pension Scheme

Our pension scheme is provided by Aviva. We’ll match your contributions to the amount set out in your contract.

Life assurance

  • If you’re between 16 and 74, you’re eligible for a death-in-service
    benefit. We’ll pay a lump sum based on four times your basic salary.
  • Health cash plan
  • We’ll enrol you in a Health Shield health cash plan. If you need essential healthcare, you can claim back some of the costs towards it.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The Wellbeing Hub gives you access to:

  • Confidential 24/7 telephone support with qualified counsellors
  • Up to 6 structured counselling sessions
  • Financial, legal and health support

Free D&G plan

You can get a free plan for an appliance of your choice and 50% discounts on extra plans. Family and friends can get discounts of up to 25% off plans too.

Finance loans and savings

Through Salary Finance, we offer you lending and saving facilities at
competitive rates. You can apply for a loan and also access their online
financial well-being and support services.

Travel ticket loan

We offer an interest-free travel loan scheme. You can put into the fund the cost of a bus or train season ticket over a year or half a year.

Cycle to Work Scheme

You can buy a voucher to use for a new bike and accessories and pay for this via monthly salary sacrifice deductions.

Retail and leisure discounts

We’ve teamed up with Caboodle, an online benefits platform to offer a range of discounts, offers and cashbacks for major retailers.

Car scheme

You can apply for a new low-emission car through our leasing provider,
Tusker. All servicing, maintenance, insurance, annual road tax and breakdown assistance are included. The scheme is through salary sacrifice so you can benefit from tax savings.

MORE ABOUT DOMESTIC & GENERAL

For over a hundred years, Domestic & General have been a trusted provider of aftercare for millions of domestic appliances. Today, we’re the UK’s leading provider of appliance breakdown protection, developing products and services to meet your needs. We are a global business with millions of customers in 13 other countries across Europe, Australia and the USA.

Our offering to candidates
Make your career with us – we are a 110-years-young, profitable business using modern tech to power our consistent growth and global expansion.

What’s in it for you:

Be a part of the team creating the technology delivering the future of the warranty and insurance business using a global technology estate based in the cloud.

Our teams leverage SAAS, PAAS and our own technology to deliver compelling multi-channel experiences for our clients and customers.

We are a B2B2C business and our deep relationships with our clients and partners are the reason why more than 85% of our customers renew with us.

Our teams use the latest cloud products to deliver secure, high-performance applications to serve our customers when they need us most.

You will have access to mentoring, training and the ability to move roles as you create your career with us.

What we need from you:

  • An inquisitive mind that is energised by how technology can impact the lives of our users and customers.
  • You will thrive as a part of working with a team and are resilient in the face of challenges.
  • A quick learner, you will seek out opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Always eager to bring new ideas to the table and use data to aid robust decision making always keeping the user experience top of mind.
  • A willingness to challenge the status quo and ask why until the real problems are known and hence long-lasting solutions can be delivered.
  • You will bring all of yourself to your role and be a great contributor to tasks that you own.
  • Your curiosity will be matched by your courage and humility and you will take ownership of your actions and deliverables.


What will you do:

  • Working as a part of You-Built-It-You-Run-It Product and Platform teams, you will create and enable tech capability within your squad.
  • Our Product and Platform teams power omni/multi-channel experiences for our clients and customers
  • The work could involve Full-Stack development in any of our teams – we have around 20 squads with more being added.
  • You will be a member of an Agile/Scrum team and deliver assigned tickets of work while contributing to the team’s work and driving continuous improvement
  • Your career evolution could lead towards specialist roles in web applications, integrations, data management, data science, test automation and/or generalist roles in business analysis, product management, project/program management and other technical contributor/leader roles

For more information on D&G’s careers, check out their careers page here.

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Policy Expert are sponsoring places on the CFGdegree in Software Engineering and the Java and DevOps & Cloud +Masters. Policy Expert are happy to hear from candidates with or without a university degree but are looking particularly for candidates who identify with being a Career Switcher.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Policy Expert is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFGdegree to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want.

Sponsoring places on the CFGdegree in Software Engineering CFGdegree and the Java and DevOps & Cloud +Masters. Policy Expert are open to hearing from candidates with or without a university degree, they are especially looking to hear from candidates who are Career Switchers. 

Job Descriptions: 

Junior Java Software Engineer

Junior Platform Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Policy Expert cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

4th November 2024

WORKING SITUATION

The role is 50% remote, 50% office at Liverpool Street, London

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Enhanced Holiday Allowance Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 16-week maternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
  • Trained Mental Health Champions
  • Access to discounts across multi-retailers
  • Social events through the year
  • Private medical cover with Vitality
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Training and education through LinkedIn learning and Plurasight.
  • Access to selected London O2 events and use of a Private Lounge.
  • Free drinks and breakfast

MORE ABOUT POLICY EXPERT

We’re Policy Expert, a home and motor insurance provider and we’re on a mission to shake up the personal insurance industry. We feel that insurers have under-served customers for too long with confusing policies, expensive renewals and frustrating claims processes. It is time to put customers first!

Since we formed in 2011, we’ve been using breakthrough thinking and proprietary tech to provide insurance that’s clear, fair and great value. And people like what we do. So much so that we now have well over one million customers, driven by our double-digit growth. We also take great pride in having been the UK’s No.1-rated home insurance provider for 9 years.

We have big aspirations. Our ‘North Star’ is ‘To be the most successful insurance disruptor people want to stay with for life’. As we grow, we plan on continuing to challenge the norms of an insurance industry whose reputation for customer trust is low, where switching between providers is high and insurance cover is often seen as a costly ‘grudge purchase’.

We aim to build longer and deeper relationships with our customers and to help them see insurance as being a help, not a hindrance. Recently, we have been awarded an Outstanding 2 star accreditation and now rank within the Top 100 Best Large Companies 2023 to work for – https://www.b.co.uk/accreditation/2-star .

OUR CULTURE

We’ve worked hard to create an environment where everyone can do their best work and be their best selves.

Working as a passionate, collaborative and hardworking team, our people are encouraged to be themselves and bring out the best in one another.

We believe in being open and honest – everyone’s voice is heard, in any team or role. We value what makes you unique and encourage you to pursue your ideas.

We’ll help you to develop your strengths and talents within the company- whether that is developing a more specialised skillset or advancing to a management role.

Find out more on about us:

Website: www.policyexpert.co.uk/about-us/careers/

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Serco

Serco is offering sponsored places on our Full-Stack & Product Management CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Serco is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description: TBC

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Serco cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Candidates must hold a UK driver’s licence and may be required to travel to other sites within the UK.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a DBS check

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

September 2024

WORKING SITUATION

Tech teams within Serco will be expected to be in the office 1-2 days a week, with flexibility.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Development and training – we are committed to investing and growing our employees to help them reach their full potential with our extensive Learning Management System.
  • Serco is committed to supporting colleagues with disabilities & health conditions of all types – neurological, physical and mental. As a Disability Confident Leader, we offer a range of workplace adjustments suited to everyone’s needs.
  • We have a Passport scheme, an Employee Assistance scheme and an active employee network of volunteers. As part of these schemes, we can offer assessments for neurological assessments to support colleagues and their managers in managing their conditions effectively at work
  • The Employee Assistance Scheme is a confidential and independent scheme. It can offer advice on pretty much anything – from finance to wellbeing! It also offers a free counselling service for anyone who needs it.
  • Serco People Fund supports Serco colleagues and their close families in the UK when they face extraordinary financial challenges.
  • Our maternity cover is 3 months at full pay, and 3 months at half pay.

MORE ABOUT SERCO

Serco Group Plc is a leading international service company, operating across various sectors including defence, justice, immigration, healthcare, transport, and citizen services. With a rich history spanning over five decades, Serco has established itself as a trusted partner to governments and organizations worldwide, delivering essential services with excellence and innovation.

At the heart of Serco’s operations is a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in the world. Guided by a strong set of values including integrity, collaboration, and innovation, Serco’s employees work tirelessly to deliver high-quality services that enhance the safety, security, and well-being of millions of people globally.

As a responsible corporate organisation, Serco is committed to operating ethically and sustainably, minimizing its environmental impact, and contributing to the communities in which it operates. Through its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Serco seeks to create lasting value for society while driving long-term business success.

Serco is an organisation that thrives because of its diversity of talent. The Data, Digital and Technology team sit at the heart of our business, enabling operations to deliver superb public services and transform citizen outcomes as we support governments globally. Serco is committed to harnessing the power of technology to drive transformative digital innovation and is heavily investing in major initiatives to bring emerging technologies to life, and better harness the potential of our existing tech.

In an ever-changing world, Serco remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, innovation, and service excellence. With a forward-looking approach and a focus on delivering outcomes that matter, Serco continues to be a trusted partner.

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Starling Bank is offering sponsored places on our Software CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Starling Bank is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description: Software Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Starling Bank cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

As a regulated bank, we require our successful candidates to go through background checks (including social media and employment references).

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

September 2024

WORKING SITUATION

We have a Hybrid approach to working here at Starling – our preference is that you’re located within a commutable distance of your office location so that we’re able to interact and collaborate in person. We don’t like to mandate how much you visit the office and work from home, that’s to be agreed upon between you and your manager.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • 33 days holiday (including public holidays, which you can take when it works best for you)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Annual leave is increased with the length of service, and you can choose to buy or sell up to five extra days off
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Salary sacrifice, company enhanced pension scheme
  • Life insurance at 4x your salary & group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care.
  • Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Incentives refer a friend scheme
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, and weekly free and boosted perks
  • Access to initiatives like Cycle to Work, Salary Sacrificed Gym partnerships and Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing

MORE ABOUT STARLING BANK

Starling is the UK’s first and leading digital bank on a mission to fix banking! We built a new kind of bank because we knew technology had the power to help people save, spend and manage their money in a new and transformative way.

We’re a fully licensed UK bank with the culture and spirit of a fast-moving, disruptive tech company. We’re a bank, but better: fairer, easier to use and designed to demystify money for everyone. We employ more than 3,000 people across our London, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester offices.

Our technologists are at the very heart of Starling and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that is all about building things, creating new stuff, and disruptive technology that keeps us on the cutting edge of fintech. We operate a flat structure to empower you to make decisions regardless of what your primary responsibilities may be, innovation and collaboration will be at the core of everything you do. Help is never far away in our open culture, you will find support in your team and from across the business, we are in this together!

The way to thrive and shine within Starling is to be a self-driven individual and be able to take full ownership of everything around you: From building things, designing, discovering, to sharing knowledge with your colleagues and making sure all processes are efficient and productive to deliver the best possible results for our customers. Our purpose is underpinned by five Starling values: Listen, Keep It Simple, Do The Right Thing, Own It, and Aim For Greatness.

As a Starling Engineer, you will:

  • Contribute to our award-winning platform and internal tooling
  • Build new features and products from scratch
  • Be able to see the impact that your work has on the lives of our millions of customers
  • Share your knowledge with those around you, contributing to our learning culture
  • Own your projects, working in small teams across the bank to collaboratively deliver
  • Aim for greatness in everything you do, staying curious and inquisitive
  • Be part of a scaling team and organisation as we change banking for good

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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Smartsheet is offering sponsored places on our Software CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Smartsheet is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description: Junior Software Engineer Apprentice

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

Smartsheet cannot extend or sponsor any visas. Candidates must have permanent right to live & work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

This role is full-time and permanent, but there is an expectation to progress, with support from the manager and team, to Software Engineer 1 within 12 months.

This will be something that both the CFG graduate and the engineering manager will be planning for from day 1.

All roles within Smartsheet have a 3-month probation period, which can be extended once by another 3 months, to 6 months.

The job description contains guidance about the on-call rota. They have decided that SE-1 Apprentices do not have to go on-call. As part of progressing to SE-1, however, there is an expectation that they will join the rota at some point within their first year at the company — probably around 6 months into the role.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

September 2024

WORKING SITUATION

The role will be fully remote but employees are free to work from the London office if you prefer an office environment. There will be an expectation to attend team days once every few months in either Bristol or Edinburgh.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Employer-paid Private Medical and Dental, additional cost for family members
  • Lucrative Employee Stock Purchase
    Program (15% discount)
  • Monthly contributions toward your pension
  • Monthly stipend to support your work and productivity
  • 25 days paid for Holiday + Bank Holidays + Flexible Time Away Program
  • 20 weeks fully paid Maternity Leave
  • 12 weeks fully paid Paternity/Adoption Leave
  • Personal paid Volunteer Day to support our community
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development including access to LinkedIn Learning online courses
  • Company Funded Perks include a counselling membership, salary
    sacrifice options and your own personal Smartsheet account.
  • Teleworking options from any registered location in the UK (role-specific)

MORE ABOUT SMARTSHEET

The world is changing, and we at Smartsheet believe that no great achievement has ever come from standing still. That’s why our worldwide team of over 3,000 members empowers anyone, in any organization, to embrace new challenges with audacity, creativity, and relentless dedication.

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Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

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The Travel Corporation is offering sponsored places on our Software & Data CFGdegree providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

The Travel Corporation is partnering with Code First Girls for the Summer 2024 CFG degree programme to give more women and non-binary people the chance to break into tech and create the tech career they want. 

Job Description:

Graduate Data Engineer

Junior Developer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE? 

The Travel Corporation cannot extend or sponsor any visas.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in September 2024

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Candidates must pass a DBS checks

WORKING SITUATION

TTC adopts a hybrid working situation – 2-3 days in the office

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Tour travel discounts (after 1 year of service)
  • Work from anywhere globally for 2 weeks (after 1 year of service)
  • VitalityHealth
  • EAP
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 2 volunteering days per year
  • Professional qualification/further study – up to £2000 after 6 months at TTC.

MORE ABOUT THE TRAVEL CORPORATION

As a worldwide travel expert, we currently operate in 70 countries, with over 40 offices and more than 10,000 team members, serving 2 million guests annually. Career opportunities at The Travel Corporation are as diverse as the travel experiences we offer and our teams, our family, is absolutely our greatest asset. Working with a collaborative team spirit, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our guests.

At TTC, our mission is to ensure that travel has a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people and communities whose homes we visit and the rich wildlife we find there. We work towards this mission through our TreadRight Foundation and our sustainability strategy which lends to one of our goals to be carbon neutral by 2030 or sooner!

Please note: only apply for ONE CFGdegree role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

AVAILABLE COURSE DATES

Our CFGdegree is currently scheduled to take place three times a year. Traditionally, the course starts dates are across Summer (June), Autumn (September), and Spring  (February). Applications for each of these cohorts open 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 2024 COHORT
DATES: 26 FEBRUARY - 14 JUNE

16-week course including 1-2 break as part of the course duration.

Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

Nine-week foundation layer & six-week specialisation

SPRING 2024 APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED

SUMMER 2024 COHORT
DATES: 13 MAY - 30 AUGUST

16-week course including a 1 week break as part of the course duration.

Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

Nine-week foundation layer & six-week specialisation


SUMMER 2024
APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED

AUTUMN 2024 COHORT
DATES: 27 AUGUST - 13 DECEMBER

16-week course including a 1 week break as part of the course duration.

Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

Nine-week foundation layer & six-week specialisation

AUTUMN 2024 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN SUMMER 2024

+MASTERS DATES:
1 JULY - 26 JULY

4-week extension to the Spring CFGdegree
Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

+MASTERS DATES:
9 SEPTEMBER - 4 OCTOBER

4-week extension to the Summer CFGdegree Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

+MASTERS DATES:
6 JANUARY - 31 january

4-week extension to the Autumn CFGdegree Four nights/week (Monday - Thursday)

HELPFUL Q&A FROM CFGDEGREE ALUMNI

@CODERCOOK

Our amazing CFGdegree alumni @codercook, also known as Alexandra, has done an AMAZING Q&A sesh on the CFGdegree. In case you didn’t know, Codercook documented her journey as a CFGdegree graduate on the last Autumn/Winter cohort and has now gone on to a role at her sponsoring company as a Software Engineer working in Cloud. You can hit up her Insta here –> @codercook

CFGDEGREE

FAQS

Yes. As part of accepting a place on the CFGdegree, 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.

Once the agreement is signed, receipt of your course certificate depends on the acceptance of the job offer and completion of any related interviews within the sponsor company.

No. Any position you are offered will start upon completion of the CFGdegree. If your application is successful you will find out further details about the role, including salary closer to the time. Note that this will vary depending on the company.

The roles available are dependent on the sponsoring company. This can vary between an internship, fixed-term contracts and full-time, permanent roles. Please read the job specification for each role before applying to see if it is suitable for you.

Yes, we have the mid-level accelerator course which aims to help more women drive their tech careers forward and create future tech leaders across multiple industries. It is pretty grim when it comes to gender diversity in mid- and senior-level roles in tech.

Check out our open Mid-Level Accelerator opportunities now

Other questions? Visit our knowledge base for more information.

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