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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

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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

CONNECTING CODERS TO COMPANIES:

+MASTERS OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are now OPEN 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.

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

**Application Deadline is Friday 22nd March 2024**

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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. 

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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/

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

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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.

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

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

summer 2024

Applications are now OPEN 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.

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

**Application Deadline is Friday 22nd March 2024**

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Commercetools is offering places on the Software and Full-Stack CFGdegree specialisations along with our DevOps & Cloud and Java +Masters linked to a potential role for each successful graduate.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Commercetools can extend or sponsor any visas.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

The role starts in June 2024.

WORKING SITUATION 

Candidates must be able to attend the offices located in their respective locations (Berlin & Valencia)

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must be able to pass police/background check 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

We Are Open Source And Innovative By Design

  • We make rapid progress by being early adopters of React, Scala, and GraphQL
  • We share & contribute to the open-source community 

We <3 Automation and Machine Learning

We care about your Growth and Well-being

  • Remote Work: Up to 60 days/year from a country different from your base country
  • Open Learning & Development Budget
  • ct Academy: Regular internal training sessions
  • Flexibility: Morning person or night owl? We believe in outcomes and motivated employees
  • Mindset & Growth: A diverse, creative workspace with an international culture & learning environment

We are all different and that is what makes us stronger! We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company better.

Commercetools celebrates being a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If your professional profile aligns with our specific hiring requirements and company culture, then we encourage you to apply. We will assess your competencies, future potential, approach to learning and self-development and passion, and not your age, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, genetics, or disability.

MORE ABOUT COMMERCETOOLS

Reimagining digital commerce for the world’s leading companies.

In 2012, Dirk Hoerig, co-founder of commercetools, coined the term “headless commerce” to differentiate between monolithic all-in-one commerce suites and his radical new approach. The concept of decoupling the backend from the frontend disrupted the industry status quo and created a new standard for eCommerce.

Today, commercetools provides the leading composable commerce platform. We power commerce infrastructure-influenced competitive advantages, long-term business value, and agility for enterprises across every industry while reducing their total costs. Every day, across almost every continent, brands rely on commercetools to make faster, more meaningful connections to their customers at every touchpoint.

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

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Unilever is sponsoring candidates for our Data and Software CFGdegree with DevOps & Cloud and Cyber Security +Masters, linked to a potential role for each successful graduate.

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Unilever 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 TBC.

WORKING SITUATION 

Candidates must be able to travel to the office 2-3 days per week.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

For young managers & trainees
• Education Assistance Policy
• Support for Late Working Policy
• Entrepreneurship and Secondment Policy
• Career Break Policy

For parents-to-be & new parents
• Fertility Support
• Parental Leave
• Creche Facility
• Maternity Transition Policy
• Virtual Child Care
• Travel Policy for New Parents

For your loved ones
• Elder Care
• Location Policy and Split Family Arrangement
Planning beyond
• Retirement Policy

For more info on benefits, click here

MORE ABOUT UNILEVER AND UNIOPS

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’.

ABOUT UNIOPS

Unilever Operations, known as UniOps, plays a vital role in powering business operations and supporting all Unilever teams across the globe. Bringing together technology and business services capabilities – including operations, technology, data, and analytics. UniOps is the digital and experiences foundation of the business and the delivery engine that enables Unilever to run every day making sure every employee has the tools and technology they need to deliver to do their roles.

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

+MASTERS

FAQS

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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