Tech Discovery

Explore a Career in Technology


Introduction to Tech Discovery

Tech Discovery is a 4-week exploratory programme for people from a range of backgrounds to discover the many varied opportunities in Technology and build fundamental skills in cyber security, databases, systems & networking, and software development.

The programme is delivered online, and applicants can apply for either the afternoon or evening live online course.

Who Can Apply?

We encourage applications from:

  • Those from diverse gender identities
  • Neuro Diverse individuals
  • People from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
  • Individuals that have lost their job as a result of the pandemic or automation
  • Individuals that are looking for a career change
  • Workforce returners e.g. mums, carers

Why should I pursue a career in Technology?

As we get increasingly connected, every organisation is transforming itself into a digital organisation. This has led to an increasing demand for tech roles.

Over the past 3 years, there has been a year-on-year growth for tech skills including Artificial Intelligence (44%), Cyber Security (22%) and Cloud Computing (22%).

When it comes to job satisfaction, tech professionals are the happiest – with 87% of those currently working in tech actually enjoy their work.

As well as tech careers being enjoyable, there is the potential to progress quickly into high paying jobs from an entry-level role.

Whilst entry level salaries start from approximately £18,000; last year average IT salaries have risen 6% – from £49,896 to £53,069, making it a great industry for those who want to progress in their career.

What to Expect?

Candidates will be selected by a panel of assessors to join the Tech Discovery programme. Each candidate will receive access to:

  • Expert CompTIA training
  • 12-month access to industry standard learning content
  • CompTIA ITF+ (IT Fundamentals) certification on successful completion of the exam
  • Information, advice, and guidance to build your tech career readiness skills
  • 6-months’ support to transition to a positive destination e.g. an IT apprenticeship, entry-level job role

The programme itself is divided into 4 simple stages: Application and Screening, ITF+ Training, Career readiness skills and Transition to a Positive Destination.

The programme is delivered completely online.

Tech Discovery Candidate Information

Upcoming Classes

Tech Discovery Greater Manchester

Applications Close 22nd February 2021
Course Starts: Monday 1st March 2021
Course ends: Friday 26th March 2021

Tech Discovery Lancashire

Applications Close 22nd February 2021
Course Starts: Monday 1st March 2021
Course ends: Friday 26th March 2021

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