Sumaya lands top tech job at Gymshark after free college bootcamp

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The Department for Education’s Skills for Life initiative funds £4,000 courses that lead to web developer careers with average salaries of £45,000

As the ‘cost of living’ crisis continues to tighten its grip on UK finances, more and more of us are looking for opportunities to increase our earning potential and ease the burden of price increase.

With an average salary of £45,000 and job opportunities nationwide and beyond, a career in front-end web development could be the answer.

The new Skills Bootcamp offered by edX and the University of Birminghamin front-end web development, is launching this month with the goal of nurturing the next generation of skilled web developers.

Rapidly changing technology is creating a huge gap between the skills working adults have and the skills employers need. edX boot camps bring together universities, workforce partners, employers and working adults to fill these digital skills gaps.

The best part? It’s completely free. The £4,000 course fee is fully funded by the Department of Education’s Skills for Life initiative. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses that give people the opportunity to learn industry-specific skills and gain quick access to an interview with an employer.

During the 16-week part-time online course, students will learn about in-demand and market-relevant skills including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, ES6, and Node.

Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive projects, learners will also gain experience with industry-standard programming practices such as agile development, version control, and technical project management.

Students will also benefit from career advice from edX’s Professional Engagement Network, which will help them chart a clear path to employment through resume and interview preparation, one-on-one coaching, job fairs, employment and more.

Sumaya Hassan lands senior tech job at Gymshark after taking free web developer course at University of Birmingham

Sumaya lands top tech job at Gymshark

Sumaya Hassan, who completed the University of Birmingham’s coding boot camp in 2021, landed a cutting-edge tech job with a global sportswear brand Gymshark after completing his program. The former care assistant is now a junior front-end developer at Gymshark’s headquarters in Solihull.

Sumaya said, “Coming from a background in life sciences, I completely changed careers and was curious about how I would find entry into the industry. I couldn’t be happier in my new role at Gymshark and I have the guidance and support of the Course Leaders during and after the course to thank for that.

“It was great to put what I learned during the course into practice in my new job. I can’t recommend a career in technology highly enough to anyone looking to change or hone their skills. »

How do I register for the Free Front End Web Development Skills Bootcamp at the University of Birmingham?

To be eligible for the Skills Bootcamp in Front-End Web Development, applicants must be aged 19 or over, live or work in England, be passionate about a new career in technology and have never attended a previous Skills Bootcamp . For more information on the Skills Bootcamp and to apply for the University of Birmingham program, Click here

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