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At futureCodersSE CIC we give young people the opportunity to show their ability and suitability for a career in software development through giving their time over an extended period to help to produce amazing software for charities and community groups.

Our work experience programme allows 16-19 year olds to gain valuable, real work experience while they are still in sixth form or college. After a rigorous selection process a small number are selected to join a development team, formed specifically to complete a 3 month project.

At the end of the project, a young person will have developed a wide set of new skills including working in an Agile team, self-directed learning of programming and technology techniques, communication and self-management.

Working up to 14 hours a week at our Chatham office and remotely a young person who is ready for recruitment can be identified and recommended, reducing some of the risk of the recruiter.

About @futureCodersSE ×

Started in 2016, @futureCodersSE aims to create great coders and to link them with employers. We work with young people, aged between 16 and 24. We help them learn to code through our education programme, of hackathons, coding workshops, project workshops and careers events. We help them to become more skilled and more employable through our work experience programme. We certify their skills, attitudes and behaviours in line with the SFIA skills framework and introduce them to employers.

We don't pretend coding is easy and we encourage all our young participants to work hard, to practice their skills and so to improve. We know that this has benefits in terms of employability and digital literacy.

We work with schools, colleges, youth organisations and businesses to identify, encourage and develop young people. Young people can apply directly to be part of our work-experience programme, or might be identified and encouraged through our education programme. Our certification process can help employers have more confidence in recruiting a young person.

Our mission...

Is to increase the number of UK educated, skilled, young developers in the talent pool to help digital businesses in the UK thrive for generations to come.

Our team...

Emily Orton, Director Karen Scott, Director Maggy Burns, Volunteer Anthony Funai, Student Jamie Knott, Student

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Opportunities for 16-24 year olds

If you want to get ahead, learn, network, build a portfolio, get work experience, we have a range of opportunities to help

For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, email info@futurecoders.org.uk

  • More info: here ..or email info@futurecoders.org.uk

    Cost:

FAQs ×

If you don't find what you are looking for here, please email info@futurecoders.org.uk, we will be really happy to help.



High-quality, meaningful, project-based, work experience for college/sixth form students.

Producing skilled and confident junior software developers.


If you are interested in applying for work experience, have a look at the FAQs page

Read the blog post about our last project

First project


We can run computing-based activities in schools, colleges, youth and community centres.

This helps us to identify and encourage young people who might benefit from our work experience programme and who might make great developers in the future.


-- Hackathons, coding workshops, careers events --

Read the blog post about our hackathon event at Robert Napier School

Hackathon Robert Napier School

Take a look at our programme of activities

Contact us for more information at: info@futureCoders.org.uk

Employers

We will work with businesses to encourage more software developer related work experience placements, apprenticeships and job openings for young people.

After up to a year with us, our participants have already proved their level of skill, employability and commitment to the industry. We assess and accredit our young developers against Level 2 on the Skills Framework for the Information Age

We can help your business to find new junior developer talent.

Your business can help us by lending us volunteer developers (great for Continuing Professional Development) or by hosting a work experience project or by sponsoring a young person through the programme.

Take a look at our employer support offer

Contact us for more information at: info@futureCoders.org.uk

Outreach Coding Workshops Outreach


If you want to get ahead, learn, network, build a portfolio, get work experience, we have a range of opportunities to help

Past events include trips to MozFest and to ngGirls.

For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, email info@futurecoders.org.uk

  • More info: here ..or email info@futurecoders.org.uk

    Cost:

Dragon Co-working, St George Hotel, 6-8 New Road Avenue, CHATHAM, Kent ME4 6BB

Contact phone: 07791 769048

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Our business is skills-building ×

Our project teams include students, volunteers and a professional tech lead. Our projects range from web-based apps to IoT.

Our current project teams are developing Amazon Alexa skills and updating our website.

We want you to see what we our students can do and so this website will change continually.


Updates

16/11/2017 - Hackathon event at Robert Napier School, joint event for futureCodersSE and Innovation and Integration Ltd. Keep an eye out for coverage in the local press.


24/10/2017 - Currently working on a sponsors panel and a feedback panel with video clips


19/10/2017 - Mail functionality using AWS Lambda functions developed but we now just need some advice with SES mail - can anyone help us with this?


19/09/2017 - Anthony is currently working on adding new mail functionality using AWS Lambda functions - we now just need some advice with SES mail