karen@futureCoders.org.uk
Get work experience

16-19 year olds can gain valuable, real work experience while 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.

Apply for our next project

Learn to code

Coding workshops for beginners and improvers

Tutorial-based workshops introduce coding.

Project-based workshops help you develop your skills.

Events calendar

Be inspired

Project days, hack events, competitions, trips, careers

In school, in college, in the community

Choose from the opportunities we advertise or ask us to design a bespoke learning experience for your young people.

Business support

We can help your business with

recruitment of young developers, volunteer opportunities, training, CSR opportunities, small development projects.

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 the over 14s

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, and to reserve a place - email karen@futurecoders.org.uk

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

    Cost:

    *** Book this activity ***

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Events currently booking

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

You can book any of the opportunities listed below now, for more information - email karen@futurecoders.org.uk

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

    Cost:

    *** Book this activity ***

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Book a set of workshops

6 to 10 places are available on each

We hope that you will find our workshops interesting, fun and useful. Please find information about your payment below:

  • A single payment of £12.50 secures your place on the workshop series and is non-returnable*.
  • Payment for subsequent workshops can be made directly on the day, or by transfer
  • A single payment of £40 or £60 (see listing for details) will secure places on the entire set of workshops

Please visit the 'Book this activity' link for this workshop series to reserve your place (maximum 10 places available)

If you have any queries at all about this payment, please email karen@futurecoders.org.uk or phone 07791769048


* in the event that there are not enough places secured to make a workshop series viable, all payments will be returned in full.

Reserve a workshop place on Eventbrite

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

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

We recruit students to work on our projects from start to finish.

Students work with professionals and industry volunteers and develop their technical and soft skills.

Work experience model

If you are interested in applying for work experience, have a look at the FAQs page, read the recruitment leaflet for our next project then get in touch. Email: karen@futurecoders.org.uk



Outreach Coding Workshops Outreach

Our coding workshops can be run in the community, in school or in college.

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

Take a look at our current workshops

Beautiful Data -- Alexa Skills -- Greenfoot Games

Contact us for more information at: karen@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 recruitment support offer

and for more information contact karen@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 and an Alexa-themed hackathon at Robert Napier school

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

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

    Cost:

    *** Book this activity ***

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

Contact phone: 07791 769048

Company No: 10593417

UKPRN: 10066746

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