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The Code First Girls +Masters is a four-week intensive course that will provide learners with additional skills and knowledge across DevOps & Cloud, Data for Business, Cyber Security, AI & Machine Learning or Java.  

CFGDEGREE +MASTERS

The +Masters is intended as an extension for recent grads of our CFGdegree, to help prepare candidates for more specialised job roles with our partner companies.

INTERNAL UPSKILLING OR CANDIDATE ATTRACTION

The +Masters is also an option for companies wanting to upskill internally or attract women and non-binaries in tech to more bespoke roles inside their businesses.

+MASTERS CERTIFICATION

Candidates who successfully pass the +Masters will receive a certification recognising their learning achievement and specialisation. 

+MASTERS COURSE

TIMINGS & STRUCTURE

The +Masters courses will be timed to commence approximately one week after each CFGdegree cohort finishes. This will usually be in June, September, and November. 

COURSE LENGTH

Each course runs for four weeks and, like our CFGdegree, it will run four nights per week (Monday – Thursday) between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON?

Currently, all of our courses are virtual, however, we do like to celebrate with a little (optional) graduation ceremony at the end for our CFGdegree and +Masters grads!

WHAT IS THE COURSE STRUCTURE?

Aside from the lessons and virtual learning over the four weeks, learners will also need to pass a final assessment to receive their certification. 

SPECIALISATIONS

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DEVOPS & CLOUD (DEPLOYMENT)

The skills you will learn in our DevOps & Cloud (Deployment) +Masters will allow you to continue on your software engineering career pathway, with roles including DevOps Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Cloud Engineer, and more!

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Data for Business

The skills you will learn in our Data for Business +Masters will allow you to explore a wide variety of roles across tech such as a Business Analyst, Data Business Analyst, Quantitative Analyst and more!

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CYBER SECURITY

The skills you will learn in our Cyber Security +Masters will allow you to explore a wide variety of roles across tech such as a Computer Forensic Analyst, Security Engineer, IT Security Specialist and more!

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Java

JAVA

The skills you will learn in our Java +Masters will allow you to explore various roles across tech such as Java Software Developer, Java Developer, Java Software Engineer, Backend Developer (Java), Java Test Engineer and more!

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The skills you will learn in our AI & ML +Masters will allow you to explore various roles across tech such as AI Engineer, ML Engineer, AI Designer, Big Data Engineer and more!

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+MASTERS: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & DATES

All CFGdegree graduates will be eligible for four-week extension +Masters courses, giving candidates an even deeper level of learning across DevOps & the Cloud, Java, or Data for Business and 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. 

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

SPRING 2024 COHORT
DATES: 1 July - 26 JULY

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


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

SPRING 2024 IS NOW CLOSED

SUMMER 2024 COHORT
DATES: 9 SEPTEMBER - 4 OCTOBER

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


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

AUTUMN 2023 COHORT
DATES: 8 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY

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


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

AUTUMN 2024 WILL OPEN SUMMER 2024

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+MASTERS OPPORTUNITIES

UK 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 **

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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 Autumn 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. 

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 London, Scotland, North West & South West England.

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. 

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Boohoo is offering places on the (Software or Data) Engineering & Full Stack CFGdegree and +Masters in DevOps & Cloud and Java providing an opportunity to build up skills and switch to a career in tech. 

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Boohoo is sponsoring places on our Autumn 2024 (Software or Data) Engineering and Full-Stack specialisation and +Masters in DevOps & Cloud and Java. Open to all candidates, regardless of whether you are a recent graduate or a career switcher. 

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Boohoo cannot extend or sponsor any visas. You must have the right to work in Ireland with no visa restrictions.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in February 2025.

WORKING SITUATION 

Boohoo operates on a Hybrid working policy. Candidates must be willing to work in-office 4 days and 1 day working from home.

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Candidates must have the right to work within the UK and pass a basic DBS check.

MORE ABOUT BOOHOO

Boohoo is sponsoring places on multiple streams of our CFGdegree, providing an opportunity to build valuable skills and kick-start a career in Tech within a multi-brand, e-commerce giant with offices worldwide and a passionate team of over 4,000.

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

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 **

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FFH Management Service is offering places on the Full-Stack specialisation and a +Masters in Devops & Cloud linked to a potential 9 month internship for each successful graduate.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

FFH Management Services is sponsoring places on our Autumn 2024 Full-Stack specialisation and +Masters in Devops & Cloud. Open to all candidates, regardless of whether you are a recent graduate or a career switcher. A minimum of a university degree education is required

Job Description: Junior Software Engineer

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

FFH Management Services cannot extend or sponsor any visas. You 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).
  • You must be either located in or able to commute to Dublin.

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 

  • Opportunities for guidance, mentorship and skill development
    Private health insurance for you, spouse and family upon completion of probationary period
  • A fair, friendly and fun environment where learning and work-life balance are prioritised
  • Join an ambitious team reshaping the way people build digital experiences
    Access to our
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counselling for life’s challenges
  • Life Assurance and Disability Insurance whilst an employee of the company
  • Upon completion of probationary period, private health insurance for you, spouse and family
  • Active social committee
    Regular (mid-morning) breakfast briefings with goodies

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.

Life Assurance and Disability Insurance whilst an employee of the company
Upon completion of probationary period, private health insurance for you, spouse and family
Active social committee
Regular (mid-morning) breakfast briefings with goodies

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

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The Code First Girls +Masters is a four-week intensive course that helps students extend their career pathways by studying specialised modules in DevOps & Cloud, Cyber Security, Mobile App Development or Data for Business.

The +Masters courses will be timed to commence approximately one week after each CFGdegree cohort finishes. Each course runs for four weeks and, like our CFGdegree, it will run four nights per week (Monday – Thursday) between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm.

Aside from the lessons and virtual learning over the four weeks, learners will also need to pass a final assessment to receive their certification. 

The eligibility criteria for the +Masters is similar to all of our classes/courses being that you need to be aged 18+ and be a woman or non-binary person.

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

Other questions? Visit our knowledge base for more information.

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