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READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP in YOUR

TECH CAREER? 🚀

Introducing the Mid-Level Accelerator. An opportunity to unlock your own developer velocity and accelerate your tech career. 

Born out of a request from our amazing Ambassadors to help them develop their careers in tech, the Mid-Level Accelerator 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 – so we are here to drive change! 

WHY DO WE NEED THIS COURSE?

We are pretty sure we are speaking to the converted here, but in case you need some key stats to convince your bosses or wider network why we need this course, check out the key stats below.

READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP in YOUR

TECH CAREER? 🚀

Introducing the Mid-Level Accelerator. An opportunity to unlock your own developer velocity and accelerate your tech career. 

Born out of a request from our amazing Ambassadors to help them develop their careers in tech, the Mid-Level Accelerator 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 – so we are here to drive change! 

WHY DO WE NEED THIS COURSE?

We are pretty sure we are speaking to the converted here, but in case you need some key stats to convince your bosses or wider network why we need this course, check out the key stats below.

Applications will open on October 9th 2023, to be notified when applications go live register with your email.

⚠️ THE MID-LEVEL TALENT GAP

black and white profile pictures of women with text overlay "50%b of women in tech roles leave before they are 35"

WE KNOW THERE FEW WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Only 5% of leadership positions in tech are held by women. That is incredibly low and we want to see this change!

WOMEN ARE OVERLOOKED FOR PROMOTIONS

For every 100 men, only 52 women in technical roles are being promoted to manager. Women are being overlooked.

WE VOLUNTEER TO DO MORE "GLUE WORK"

Women volunteer to do “non-promotable” work 48% more often than men, doing important “glue work” that goes unrecognised. 

LACK OF CAREER PROGRESSION & PATHWAY

60% of our career switchers have left their roles due to no clear career pathway or progression. 

MANY WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPSKILL & STAY!

81% of our career switchers would have stayed in their roles if given the opportunity to upskill. 

WE KNOW THERE FEW WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Only 5% of leadership positions in tech are held by women. That is incredibly low and we want to see this change! 

WOMEN ARE OVERLOOKED FOR PROMOTIONS

For every 100 men, only 52 women in technical roles are being promoted to manager. Women are being overlooked.

WE VOLUNTEER TO DO MORE "GLUE WORK"

Women volunteer to do “non- promotable” work 48% more often than men, doing important “glue work” that goes unrecognised. 

LACK OF CAREER PROGRESSION & PATHWAY

60% of our career switchers have left their roles due to no clear career pathway or progression. 

MANY WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPSKILL & STAY!

81% of our career switchers would have stayed in their roles if given the opportunity to upskill. 

👋 HELLO MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Open to those already in tech with 2+ years technical/coding experience with language experience in either Python, JavaScript or Java or Data experience, this course will empower you with the skills, knowledge and career-proofing to take your tech career to the next level. 

COURSE COMMITMENT

Each candidate will complete a part-time 12-week course (with a break week included) to allow for flexibility around full-time work or other duties.  Candidates who successfully pass the Mid-Level Accelerator will receive a certification and go on to roles within our sponsoring partner organisations.

100% FREE LEARNING

Just like all of our courses, the Mid-Level Accelerator is 100% free for all students. There are no secret or hidden fees, or pay us upon completion, and no debt. We work with our partner companies to ensure this education is free for all learners.

LINKED TO EMPLOYMENT

The Mid-Level Accelerator will be linked to opportunities at our partner partners. These roles will be Mid-Level technical roles. For internal employees, the MLA will give you an opportunity to progress your career to the next level!

COURSE COMMITMENT

Each candidate will complete a part-time 12-week course (with a break week included) to allow for flexibility around full-time work or other duties.  Candidates who successfully pass the Mid-Level Accelerator will receive a certification and go on to roles within our sponsoring partner organisations.

100% FREE LEARNING

Just like all of our courses, the Mid-Level Accelerator is 100% free for all students. There are no secret or hidden fees, or pay us upon completion, and no debt. We work with our partner companies to ensure this education is free for all learners.

LINKED TO EMPLOYMENT

The Mid-Level Accelerator will be linked to opportunities at our partner partners. These roles will be Mid-Level technical roles. For internal employees, the MLA will give you an opportunity to progress your career to the next level!

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Open to those already in tech with 2+ years technical/coding experience with language experience in either Python, JavaScript or Java or Data experience, this course will empower you with the skills, knowledge and career-proofing to take your tech career to the next level. 

OUR MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR

*PILOT* 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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Tesco Bank Logo Code First Girls Partner
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Admiral Logo Code First Girls Partner

⚡️WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?

We want you to unleash your own developer velocity and we’ll be helping you do this through the Mid-Level Accelerator in numerous ways you can see below. Our course has been developed with a HUGE amount of research as well as insights and focus groups with both our community and clients.

BUILDING A T-SHAPED SKILL SET

  • Go-to person for their specialism 
  • Empathy and understanding of other tech roles
  • Women thrive when they both technically specialise and collaborate

TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

  • Pathway to senior individual contributor or technical management roles
  • Focus on tech professional skills → mentoring, team work, stakeholder communication, making technical decisions

AGILITY AND AUTOMATION

  • Modern software development processes
  • Focus on Agile, DevOps and automation with deployment to the cloud

INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE PRODUCTS

  • Build products with DE&I at the cores
  • Techniques in the software development process to foster the development of inclusive products

BUILDING DEVELOPER VELOCITY & MID-LEVEL ACCELERATION BY:

Safe spaces

CREATING SAFE SPACES

  • Facilitate a unique psychological safe space
  • Positive learning culture
  • Enable women to understand their value
Full Lifecyle

FOCUS ON FULL LIFECYCLE SKILLS

  • Technical professional skills in a full-stack, full-lifecycle curriculum
  • Enable women to understand challenges and manage up
Innovative Thinking

EMPOWER INNOVATIVE THINKING

  • ‘Future-tech’ thinking is interspersed throughout the course
  • Enable women to adapt to change, drive innovation and develop future tech solutions 

MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR:

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

12-weeks including T-shaped skills development, technical professional skills and career progression support with live lab sessions where students get to experience a full modern software development life cycle.

WeekS 1-2

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE: INITIATION AND DISCOVERY

WeekS 3-4

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE: DEVELOP, TEST, DEPLOY

weekS 5-6

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE: SPRINT 1 AND SPECIALIST SKILLS FOCUS

WEEKS 7-8

MODERN FULL-STACK LIFECYCLE: DISCOVERY, DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT

WEEKS 9-10

MODERN FULL-STACK LIFECYCLE: FURTHER DEPLOYMENT, SPRINT 2, INNOVATION

WEEKS 11-12

MODERN FULL-STACK LIFECYCLE: lightning TALKS & CAREER PLANNING

+MASTERS SPECIALISATIONS

OPPORTUNITIES TO PROGRESS INTO CYBER, AI & MORE

As part of the sponsored Mid-Level Accelerator, some companies will also be offering additional learning opportunities with our +Masters. With this additional learning specialisation, candidates will be able to upskill across areas such as Cyber Security and AI&ML, putting these skills to use inside their sponsoring partner company.

+MASTERS SPECIALISATIONS

OPPORTUNITIES TO PROGRESS INTO CYBER, AI & MORE

As part of the sponsored Mid-Level Accelerator, some companies will also be offering additional learning opportunities with our +Masters. With this additional learning specialisation, candidates will be able to upskill across areas such as Cyber Security and AI&ML, putting these skills to use inside their sponsoring partner company.

💻 MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR APPLICATIONS

The MLA 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 MLA is an intensive course, so we want to give all candidates the best chance of being successful on the course!**

1. TAILORED APPLICATION & CAMPAIGN

Submit your application via the links below.

Choose one company sponsor with a linked role.

2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the MLA. This includes minimum 2+ years experience in a tech role (e.g. Junior Software Developer, Data Analyst etc). You will also need to meet the eligibility criteria for the company you are applying for. 

3. INDUSTRY TECH ASSESSMENTS

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to complete a technical assessment. You will be able to choose from either: Python, Data, Java or JavaScript. You will need to achieve 50% or more to pass and move to the next stage. 

Please note that the deadline is 11:59pm on Friday 8th December. 

4. CFG VIDEO INTERVIEW

Upon successful completion of the tech assessment, you will be invited to complete a short video interview. In this video interview we will want to understand more about your motivations for applying and see your personality shine!

Please note that the deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday 10th December.

5. CONFIDENCE 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.

6. INTERVIEWS WITH CLIENT

The last stage is an interview with the company sponsoring your place and linked job role.

Internal candidates start their journey here.

CONFIRMED PLACE!

Excitement plus! All confirmed candidates will receive all the details they need to start the MLA!

MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR:

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are now CLOSED for our Mid-Level Accelerator pilot.

You can register your interest here to find out about our next cohort provided you have 2+ years’ technical professional experience.

We keep up the companies and roles after each cohort is closed though so you can get a good sense of what is available with our linked opportunities – from the range of companies we work with through to the types of roles.  

Applications for our next cohort will open in June 2024. 

Summer 2024 Cohort Registration Now Open!

Be the Early Bird for Exclusive Access to Application Updates!

Unlock the opportunity to be part of our upcoming cohort in Summer 2024 by registering your interest today! This exclusive registration is tailored for individuals with over 2 years of technical professional experience, eager to stay informed about the next application phase.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Admiral are sponsoring places on Python, Javascript, Data & Java for this mentorship opportunity in Wales and surrounding areas.

They require a minimum of 2+ years experience in a technical role.

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 develop in Tech aligns so well with our own values. 

We’re excited to see the Mid-Level Accelerator’s impact on the growing Tech space in Wales and beyond.

Please note, that applications close on Monday 4th December. 

Please note: Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Tesco Bank Logo Code First Girls Partner

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Tesco Bank is sponsoring places on the Data specialisation for this role in Edinburgh.

Read more about the job description here:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, Tesco Bank will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

MORE ABOUT TESCO BANK

At Tesco our purpose is to help our customers, communities, and the planet a little better every day. And at Tesco Bank we aim to give our customers smarter money helps, for everyday life, building on the foundations that have made Tesco a truly great British brand – and a success worldwide.

Bringing that success to the financial services industry means attracting the finest talent to Tesco Bank, creating a backbone of excellence for our business – and offering people like you the chance to make a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact in a business that’s breathing new life into the industry. We’re on a mission to make our customers happier and more successful by putting them in control of their finances. We began life in 1997 and now help more than 5 million customers with everything from insuring their pets, to saving for that something special.

We’ll champion what matters to our colleagues and customers – caring about the communities where they live, and our planet.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Please note, that applications close on Monday 4th December. 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Natwest Group Code First Girls Partner

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

NatWest are sponsoring places on the Java, JavaScript and Python specialisations.

NatWest are looking to place candidates into the business as Software Engineers, across either Edinburgh and Manchester. 

You can read more about the Software Engineer role with the job description below:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, NatWest will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates will be required to undergo financial background checks.

MORE ABOUT NATWEST

Inclusion – By understanding the needs of our colleagues we attract even more great people to work here.

We hire the best people for the position on offer.

Regardless of gender, race, culture, creed or physical abilities. And we always will.

Reward – We believe that rewards are about more than the salary you receive for a job well done.

And we know that no one knows what’s right for you better than you do.

By offering a range of flexible benefits, we give you the chance to choose what’s most important for your lifestyle today, and for your future tomorrow.

Please note: Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Admiral Logo Code First Girls Partner

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Admiral are sponsoring places on Python, Javascript, Data & Java for this mentorship opportunity in Wales.

They require a minimum of 2+ years experience in a technical role.

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 develop in Tech aligns so well with our own values. 

We’re excited to see the Mid-Level Accelerator’s impact on the growing Tech space in Wales and beyond.

Please note: Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capital One are sponsoring places on the Java specialisation for this role in Nottingham. 

They require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a technical role.

Read more about the job description here:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Yes, for this role, Capital One will be sponsoring visas. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates will be required to undergo financial background checks.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Capital One will commence in April 2024 (post MLA completion and secondary interview).

ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Want to shape tomorrow? If you think Capital One is just a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we’re as much a technology business as a finance company. 

We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in this industry, and today we still look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – with a view to changing the way people live.

It all makes this an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re an award-winning employer because we encourage freedom, embrace creativity and offer the chance to take on meaningful work in collaborative teams right from the start. 

We’re 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 a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

We’re inspiring because we’re inclusive. A game changer because we never stop pushing ourselves. Great because of you.

You can find out more about Capital One via the link below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Capital One Logo

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capital One are sponsoring places on the Java specialisation for this role in Nottingham.

They require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a technical role.

Read more about the job description here:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Yes, for this role, Capital One will be sponsoring visas. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates will be required to undergo financial background checks.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Capital One will commence in April 2024 (post MLA completion and secondary interview).

ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Want to shape tomorrow? If you think Capital One is just a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we’re as much a technology business as a finance company. 

We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in this industry, and today we still look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – with a view to changing the way people live.

It all makes this an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re an award-winning employer because we encourage freedom, embrace creativity and offer the chance to take on meaningful work in collaborative teams right from the start. 

We’re 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 a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

We’re inspiring because we’re inclusive. A game changer because we never stop pushing ourselves. Great because of you.

You can find out more about Capital One via the link below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Ordnance Survey are sponsoring places on the Data specialisation for this role.

Ordnance Survey have offices based in Southampton, but are open to applications from anywhere in the UK. 

Our growing Technology and Design team plays a key role in ensuring OS is at the cutting edge of geospatial capability and is looking for people to join them. Its mission is to work across the business to provide customer-centric design and technology services.

Join us and you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact. To empower projects that deliver real-world benefits across Britain and internationally. To hear our customers say they couldn’t have done it without us. And to be central to OS’s vision: to be recognised as a world leader in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

Ordnance Survey is looking for candidates with at least 3 years of experience. The following tech experience is also welcomed:

  • Azure data engineering (A background in AWS would be good if you have no Azure experience)
  • Azure Databricks
  • Including the Apache Sedona Geospatial, Library, Apache Spark, Scala ( a grounding in coding fundamentals from any common language is helpful e.g. Python, Java, C#), Git, Testing – including TDD (Test Driven Development)

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, Ordnance Survey will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Ordnance Survey conducts DBS background checks for all joiners and some of their roles require additional security clearance, including to SC or DV level in some cases.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Ordnance Survey will commence March/April 2024 (post MLA completion).

MORE ABOUT ORDNANCE SURVEY

Ordnance Survey is the UK’s oldest organisation and, you could say one of the world’s oldest start-ups! 

With that kind of history, innovation and learning are part of its DNA. Hence, it’s no surprise that core to its offer to all employees is a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. 

Its learning culture aims to create the opportunity for everyone to develop their capability and skills by offering a range of ways to develop in work, from and with others, and through more formal training. 

Through OS’ robust skills and development strategy, employees can benefit from resources including internal and external training and events, mentoring and network support, access to learning and skills platforms, and structured training.

You can find out more about Ordnance Survey via the links below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

MDRx are sponsoring places on the Python specialisation in London.

MDRx is looking for Software Engineers with  3 – 5 years experience. MDRx would love to hear from candidates who may have developed some of the skills below as part of previous roles: 

  • Great tech skills you can bring to the table
  • Ability to work with clients and present back solutions to them
  • Ability to build tech and speak confidently about what you have created 
  • Working alongside team members, collaborating on key projects for clients
  • Able to adapt to changing requirements in a fast-growing business
  • Looking to develop further with new challenges and opportunities!

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, MDRX will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

MORE ABOUT MDRX

We are a team of Strategists, Designers, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, and Product Managers, all changing the face of consultancy by putting meaning into digital transformation. If this sounds like you, check our open positions.

We’re a bit of an anomaly: a startup tech consulting company backed by an established law firm. The ‘startup’ part means there’s a lot of room for employee autonomy and opportunity to help design the company, whereas the ‘law firm’ part is why we have nice benefits, pretty conference rooms, and a runway to succeed.

We specialise in emerging tech, and we’re on a pretty hefty mission to change the face of consultancy, putting meaning behind digital transformation by delivering experiences for customers that create value and impact. That also means our culture cares about people, not just profit, but not just utilisation.

Our law firm origins allow us to combine leading business, tech, and legal expertise. That tends to look like building software that’s legally complex… but we go for the interesting stuff, which is why we often end up in Web 3.0, Metaverse, or Data Analytics worlds.

We work with a variety of sizes of organisations, from funded startups to large companies to government agencies, but we always try to deliver value in an agile manner.

You can find out more about MDRX via the links below: 

Please note: Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

MDRx are sponsoring places on the Python specialisation in London.

MDRx is looking for Software Engineers with  3 – 5 years experience. MDRx would love to hear from candidates who may have developed some of the skills below as part of previous roles: 

  • Great tech skills you can bring to the table
  • Ability to work with clients and present back solutions to them
  • Ability to build tech and speak confidently about what you have created 
  • Working alongside team members, collaborating on key projects for clients
  • Able to adapt to changing requirements in a fast-growing business
  • Looking to develop further with new challenges and opportunities!

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, MDRX will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

MORE ABOUT MDRX

We are a team of Strategists, Designers, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, and Product Managers, all changing the face of consultancy by putting meaning into digital transformation. If this sounds like you, check our open positions.

We’re a bit of an anomaly: a startup tech consulting company backed by an established law firm. The ‘startup’ part means there’s a lot of room for employee autonomy and opportunity to help design the company, whereas the ‘law firm’ part is why we have nice benefits, pretty conference rooms, and a runway to succeed.

We specialise in emerging tech, and we’re on a pretty hefty mission to change the face of consultancy, putting meaning behind digital transformation by delivering experiences for customers that create value and impact. That also means our culture cares about people, not just profit, but not just utilisation.

Our law firm origins allow us to combine leading business, tech, and legal expertise. That tends to look like building software that’s legally complex… but we go for the interesting stuff, which is why we often end up in Web 3.0, Metaverse, or Data Analytics worlds.

We work with a variety of sizes of organisations, from funded startups to large companies to government agencies, but we always try to deliver value in an agile manner.

You can find out more about MDRX via the links below: 

Please note: Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

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ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capital One are sponsoring places on the Java specialisation for this role in Nottingham.

They require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a technical role.

Read more about the job description here:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Yes, for this role, Capital One will be sponsoring visas. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates will be required to undergo financial background checks.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Capital One will commence in April 2024 (post MLA completion and secondary interview).

ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Want to shape tomorrow? If you think Capital One is just a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we’re as much a technology business as a finance company. 

We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in this industry, and today we still look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – with a view to changing the way people live.

It all makes this an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re an award-winning employer because we encourage freedom, embrace creativity and offer the chance to take on meaningful work in collaborative teams right from the start. 

We’re 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 a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

We’re inspiring because we’re inclusive. A game changer because we never stop pushing ourselves. Great because of you.

You can find out more about Capital One via the link below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Ordnance Survey Logo

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Ordnance Survey are sponsoring places on the Data specialisation for this role.

Ordnance Survey have offices based in Southampton, but are open to applications from anywhere in the UK. 

Our growing Technology and Design team plays a key role in ensuring OS is at the cutting edge of geospatial capability and is looking for people to join them. Its mission is to work across the business to provide customer-centric design and technology services.

Join us and you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact. To empower projects that deliver real-world benefits across Britain and internationally. To hear our customers say they couldn’t have done it without us. And to be central to OS’s vision: to be recognised as a world leader in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

Ordnance Survey is looking for candidates with at least 3 years of experience. The following tech experience is also welcomed:

  • Azure data engineering (A background in AWS would be good if you have no Azure experience)
  • Azure Databricks
  • Including the Apache Sedona Geospatial, Library, Apache Spark, Scala ( a grounding in coding fundamentals from any common language is helpful e.g. Python, Java, C#), Git, Testing – including TDD (Test Driven Development)

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, Ordnance Survey will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Ordnance Survey conducts DBS background checks for all joiners and some of their roles require additional security clearance, including to SC or DV level in some cases.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Ordnance Survey will commence March/April 2024 (post MLA completion).

MORE ABOUT ORDNANCE SURVEY

Ordnance Survey is one of the UK’s oldest organisation and, you could say one of the world’s oldest start-ups! 

With that kind of history, innovation and learning are part of its DNA. Hence, it’s no surprise that core to its offer to all employees is a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. 

Its learning culture aims to create the opportunity for everyone to develop their capability and skills by offering a range of ways to develop in work, from and with others, and through more formal training. 

Through OS’ robust skills and development strategy, employees can benefit from resources including internal and external training and events, mentoring and network support, access to learning and skills platforms, and structured training.

You can find out more about Ordnance Survey via the links below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Capital One Logo

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

Capital One are sponsoring places on the Java specialisation for this role in Nottingham. 

They require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a technical role.

Read more about the job description here:

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

Yes, for this role, Capital One will be sponsoring visas. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates will be required to undergo financial background checks.

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Roles with Capital One will commence in April 2024 (post MLA completion and secondary interview).

ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Want to shape tomorrow? If you think Capital One is just a credit card provider, think again. In many ways, we’re as much a technology business as a finance company. 

We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in this industry, and today we still look at credit the way tech companies look at everything – with a view to changing the way people live.

It all makes this an inspiring place to launch your career. We’re an award-winning employer because we encourage freedom, embrace creativity and offer the chance to take on meaningful work in collaborative teams right from the start. 

We’re 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 a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

We’re inspiring because we’re inclusive. A game changer because we never stop pushing ourselves. Great because of you.

You can find out more about Capital One via the link below: 

Please note:  Only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role.

Natwest Group Code First Girls Partner

ABOUT THE ROLE & ELIGIBILITY

NatWest are looking for Mid-Level DevOps Security Engineers 

You can find the job descriptions HERE

To be eligible for this role, you will need to:

  • Have 2+ years in Python programming
  • Ideally have some Java knowledge 
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Pass security level one clearance
  • Complete the MLA and +Masters in Cyber Security with Code First Girls 

IS THERE VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?

No, for this role, NatWest will not be sponsoring visas. You will need to have the right to work in the UK. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND ADDITIONAL INFO

You will need to pass the basic security checks.

NatWest will also provide an additional tech assessment in a group situation as part of the application. 

WHAT IS THE ROLE START DATE?

Candidates will complete the Mid-Level Accelerator by 30 January 2024, and roles with NatWest will commence 15 February 2024.

WORKING SITUATION

NatWest operates under a hybrid working model, with all staff to come into the office two days per week, with the other days flexible (in office, at home, etc.)

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

NatWest have the Employee Benefits programme which includes:

  • Free childcare
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Additional pension and more
  • More information HERE

MORE ABOUT NATWEST

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people.
Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

You can find out more about NatWest via the links below:

  • Link one
  • Link two
  • Link three
  • Link four

Please note: only apply for ONE Mid-Level Accelerator role. We will capture other preferences in your form. 

MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR COHORT DATES 🗓️

Our MLA is currently scheduled to take place three times a year. 

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 above. 

WINTER 2024 COHORT
DATES: 29 JANUARY - 19 APRIL

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

Two nights/week (Tuesdays, Thursdays) + optional drop-in session (Wednesdays)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

SUMMER 2024 COHORT
DATES: 3 JUNE - 23 AUGUST

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

Two nights/week (Tuesdays, Thursdays) + optional drop-in session (Wednesdays)

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2024

AUTUMN 2024 COHORT
DATES: 23 SEPTEMBER - 13 DECEMBER

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

Two nights/week (Tuesdays, Thursdays) + optional drop-in session (Wednesdays)

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2024

MID-LEVEL ACCELERATOR

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

With this being a completely new programme for Code First Girls, we anticipate that you may have loads of questions!

We’ve done our best to compile a list of the most common ones (follow the button link below to our community FAQ page), but for any others, please do reach out!

The Mid-Level Accelerator (MLA) programme is open to any candidates with a minimum of 2+ years in a tech role, who wish to upskill their technical and professional skills to progress into mid-level roles within the tech industry. 

The programme aims to develop and accelerate women with coding experience to the next level and help you move forward on your career path, no matter where you are in your career. 

The MLA programme lasts for 12 weeks but can be boosted (depending on the opportunity being offered by the sponsoring company) with a 4-week +Masters that aims to upskill individuals into a new specialism and/or develop mid-level specialists.

You are eligible to apply for the MLA as long as you : 

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary individual
  • Are 18 years or over at the time of application
  • You must be available to accept a position within the sponsoring company and in their selected working region 
  • Have 2+ years of experience working within a tech role within the industry
  • Have experience in working with either Python, Javascript, Data (SQL) or Java within the last 2-5 years
  • Have the passion to excel in any technical discipline 
  • Have the commitment to move to the next level within your career, and an eagerness to learn and succeed

Each sponsoring company has different requirements, so it’s important that you read each application carefully – especially regarding location, educational background and eligibility to work in the UK. 

To apply for the MLA you will need to complete the following steps:

 

  • Read through all opportunities available, and ensure you understand the role you are applying for and meet the criteria and requirements 
  • Complete the application form and upload your CV 
  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria for the role applied for, you will be invited to complete a tech assessment
  • Complete the industry-standard tech assessment within three (3) days of receiving it 
  • If you pass the tech assessment, you will be invited to the next stage, and asked to complete a short self-recorded online interview
  • Ensure you have completed all steps by the deadline 
  • Once the deadline has passed, all applications will be considered, and if you are successful, you will receive an email inviting you to attend an interview. If you are unsuccessful, you will receive an email confirming this
  • You may also receive an invitation to attend confidence coaching to support you at the interview stage
  • Once interviewed, the company will shortlist all candidates and if successful, you will be offered a place on the MLA and a role within the company

If you have completed and passed the CFGdegree, and been in your tech role for over two (2) years, you are eligible to apply for the MLA.

You are also welcome to speak to your own company and ask if they would be willing to sponsor you on the course themselves. 

It is not a requirement to have completed the CFGdegree with Code First Girls to apply for the MLA, but you must have at least two years experience in a tech role.

Yes! There are many reasons that somebody who is already mid-level would like to apply – returning to tech after a long break, redundancy, a desire to change specialism. We are open to this – please just make sure to carefully check the company requirements when applying to ensure you fit the criteria.

Yes, to accept a place on the MLA you will need to give notice to your current employer.

Please read each company application criteria carefully, and do not resign from your current role until you have written confirmation from the company.

However, if you would prefer to stay in your current role, you are welcome to ask your current company if they would sponsor you on the programme. Please speak to your manager about your interest in completing our training and if they are keen to find out more they can request a meeting with us via the following form

At this time, we do not offer CFG Sponsored places on the MLA with no job role.

Please read our CFGdegree Visa guidelines here. The guidelines are the same for both opportunities. We would also ask that you read the company requirements prior to applying, and ensure you meet this criteria to avoid being rejected further down the line. If there are no opportunities that meet your current circumstances, please check the company requirements next cohort to see if there are opportunities for you.

Our first MLA will be a pilot or beta version, with a  smaller cohort and number of partners.

This will allow us to collect valuable feedback from our candidates, clients and wider team.

After the first pilot cohort (Winter cohort starting late January 2024), we will have two other cohorts in Summer and Autumn. We intend to run three full cohorts per year in the future.

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