Sky's Get into Tech initiative aims to provide a unique and supportive environment in which women with little or no previous technical experience can learn some of the skills necessary to begin a career in technology. Sky recognises the significant lack of gender diversity in the IT industry, and we believe that encouraging capable, talented women into technical roles can bring enormous benefits, both to the women themselves, and also to the teams and companies they end up working with. By introducing more women into this talent pool, we hope to increase diversity in the technology teams at Sky.
The course will begin with 5 days of full immersion modules, so we can build a foundation of skills in a short amount of time.
For the remaining 14 weeks, the course will be run on Wednesday/Thursday evenings in Osterley between 7 pm and 9:30 pm. At the end of each course module you will be offered some mini-projects to work on relating to your course, this can be done in your own time during the week. We will give you further support if you need it by providing sessions over Skype or Google Hangout with our course instructors.
On this course you’ll learn the basics of web development, covering topics such as
• Awareness of Technology and current trends in software development
• Agile delivery
• Object Oriented Programming
• Databases; MySQL
• Software build and integration
• Case study and available online resources
You do not need to have prior experience in these areas to apply!
• A good communicator
• Passionate about technology
• An analytical and logical thinker
Deadline for application is midnight on Friday, 29th November 2019. Course dates are as below
Course 1 - Monday 20th January - 27th April 2020
Course 2 - Monday 27th January - 4th May 2020