We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce we’re partnering with WMCA and UST to deliver training for three fully-funded bootcamps. Which will allow up to 40 local people to start their new careers with global tech giant UST.

This will be the first time UST has recruited from TTA’s digital bootcamps in the UK, with their training being tailored to ensure candidates have the skills needed by the employer. Candidates who successfully complete their training will be eligible for a three-month paid internship at UST, with the opportunity to become fulltime employees.

The training is part of a £7.5m investment from the WMCA which have already trained more than 1,500 adults who were unemployed or in low-paid jobs and had no or little experience in tech. The first 2 bootcamps in coding have just started virtual classes with the third bootcamp planned to start next month.

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, who chairs the WMCA, said: “We know that training in the skills of the future that employers need is a crucial way to help people get back into work quickly as the region recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic. This is why retraining and upskilling are a key part of my plan to help 100,000 people into work in the next two years.

That’s why we have partnered with UST to enable local people to start new, exciting jobs in the tech sector, with everyone who completes the bootcamps also gaining valuable skills to help their current and future careers.

I would urge anyone who has fallen out of work or who is worried about their future employment, to see what training options are available through the WMCA.”

Janice Rae, founder of TechTalent Academy, said: “As an organisation we give the opportunity to help people upskill and find a fulfilling, new career in the tech sector. Many people we work with may not have considered or been able to get into tech previously and we actively encourage applicants from under-represented and minority communities. We have trained more than 500 students this year already, the majority of whom are representative of these groups.

We have strong relationships with employers, with the focus on our students working in the sector once they’ve got their accreditation. This clear route into employment provided by UST is a really exciting opportunity for our students.”

This is a fantastic opportunity for people who want to work in tech but lack the skills to pursue it. they’ll be able to gain the knowledge and expertise they need to start their dream career in the tech industry.