AWS re/Start program

AWS Cloud and IT Fundamentals training

Applications open for the West Midlands 

Launch a career in technology with AWS re/Start

City: Birmingham and the West Midlands area of: Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton

Program Length: 12 weeks, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Start dates: 10th May 2021

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time skills development program to jump-start your career working in cloud computing. A technology background is not required to apply and the program is focused on unemployed and underemployed individuals.

AWS re/Start and TechTalent Academy have teamed up to offer this tuition free for candidates based in the West Midlands.

Through real-world, scenario-based learning, labs, and coursework, learners gain the skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. In the program, you’ll also focus on professional skills such as adaptive communication, time management, resume building, and interviewing to prepare for employer meeting and interviews.

You will acquire cloud computing skills and prepare for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification with complimentary access to practice and full exams. After you graduate, TechTalent Academy will connect you with employers and help you transition into your new working life.


What your journey to the cloud will look like:

  1. Apply- register your interest with us
  2. Interview
  3. Orientation
  4. Class begins!
  5. Prepare for interviews and employer meetings
  6. Graduation
  7. Advance your career!

What is cloud computing?
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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently living in Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, or Coventry (includes Bedworth/Nuneaton)
  • Not working regularly more than 16 hours per week, and not in education or training
  • Can demonstrate your interest in a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work & live in the UK
  • Available full time for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course
  • We actively seek applications from under represented groups in tech
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C or equivalent
  • Have not already completed a TTA funded academy


What skills will I learn?

Through hands-on interactive sessions, you’ll learn technical, behavioural and mindset skills to prepare you to launch a career in the cloud.

Technical skills –

  • How cloud computing works
  • AWS Cloud skills
  • How to use different programming languages
  • Build skills aligned with AWS Certification – you’ll prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

Behaviour & Mindset skills –

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

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