WE WILL UPSKILL 60 PEOPLE FOR FREE
TO GET THEM INTO TECH CAREERS

We’re offering free Skills Bootcamps giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Skills Bootcamps are being developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, in partnershipwith employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps are currently available  for adults aged 19 and above from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas. Through our 12-weeks online training programme, individuals will become a Certified Trainees and will work on real life projects from our partner employers.

IT'S FREE

The Digital Bootcamps are fully funded by the Government

IT'S REMOTE

We'll run flexible sessions online to fit everybody's schedule

FLEXIBLE TRAINING

We'll record our sessions in case you missed something so you can always catch up or watch it again.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED TECHNICAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

All of our bootcamps include industry recognized technical training and development of soft skills that will boost your confidence in tech.

GUARANTEED
INTERVIEW

We aim to get you into tech career and we'll grant you an interview with a local employer upon completion.

MENTORING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

You'll attend 1:1 mentoring sessions to discuss your progress and development

SO IF YOU ARE...

  • a 19+ resident from Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • in a need of digital skills that are sought after for all kinds of jobs
  • want a career change or kick start your career
  • unemployed or underemployed
  • furloughed
  • working full-time or part-time but seeking professional development in a tech area
  • want to be Mentored and get a career development plan
  • get recognized certification and additional vendor certification for free
  • in a need real work experience and insights into tech industry from our Expert Instructions
THEN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR OFFERED COURSES BY CLICKING BELOW

SOUNDS LIKE YOU?

Our Skills Bootcamps aim to provide you with necessary digital skills not only to progress in tech careers, but also in a wide range of professions that already relay on technology or will transition to digital-base business modules in the near future. Skills Bootcamps aren’t for digital experts –prospective learners just need a good grasp of the English language and a willingness to learn new skills.

We designed the bootcamps to suit everybody’s needs and made them as flexible as possible. So whether you’re employed, unemployed, studying or being furloughed, there will be a chance to fit our bootcamps into your schedule. Individuals will have to commit to 12 week programme and attend at least 90% of the sessions in order to complete the bootcamp.

Skills Bootcamps are a quick and practical route to helping you get ahead and secure a better job. They are the modern, practical way to build your skills. Apart from the granted interview upon bootcamp completion and receiving a certificate, you’ll also be working on real-life projects from our employers and make contacts in tech industry. 

On top of that, Purple Beard is committed to offer you with employability support such as working on your CV and Linkedin Profile, personal branding, networking, career development and progression.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

PROBLEM

There is a workforce skills deficit within the UK. The workforce is not supported and trained enough, without a possibility to provide it with the new skills that are needed by the new, more productive economy. The innovation and productivity are not supported enough which results in the lack of businesses of all sizes adopting innovative technologies and ways of working.

SOLUTION

Tech Bootcamps for the East Midlands residents that will provide them with relevant skills and train a new digital-focused workforce which then will raise performance in core, innovation-led sectors to exceed international benchmark, leading to an increase in the adoption of productivity raising innovative technologies and practises across the economy.

WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

GET PEOPLE BACK ON TRACK

Helping everyone to develop the skills employers need means more people could have opportunities for new, better jobs. Digital Bootcamps are flexible courses, giving people the opportunity to build up their digital skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. They are being developed by the Government, in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job.

UPSKILL PEOPLE IN DIGITAL AREAS

Having good digital skills could help you progress in work and improve your earnings – a Digital Bootcamp could be the solution to accelerate your skills. Digital skills are not just for digital jobs. These skills are becoming increasingly essential across a vast array of jobs and sectors in the modern workforce – 82% of all job openings online request digital skills. Two in five (39%) of businesses say they are trying to improve their digital skills by recruiting new talent – fast-track your digital skills with Digital Bootcamps and make sure you’re top of the list for new jobs. 

WHAT WILL YOU GET ON PROGRAM COMPLETION

INTERVIEW
OPPORTUNITY

We'll put you in contact with our Employer Base, aiming to get you a work interview

VENDOR
CERTIFICATION

You'll receive a vendor certification if your exams are completed and passed

PURPLE BEARD
CERTIFICATE

Certificate of completion from Purple Beard Training

EMPLOYABILITY
SUPPORT

We'll support you with improving your CV and LinkedIn profile to maximise your employability chances.

ALUMNI
ACCESS

You'll become a part of the Alumni community and you'll receive ongoing support and advice

PROGRAM

The program includes 12 weeks of learning with 10 hours of workshops and 3 hours of self-study per week. 

Bootcamps dates: 15th of December to 21st of March. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Step 1: Complete online interest form
  • Step 2: Wait for our response (up to 2 working days). When you receive our email, review our Bootcamp Guide
  • Step 3: Respond to us confirming your interest in the program
  • Step 4: Complete Enrolment documents: enrolment form, ID and address check
  • Step 5: Program Acceptance. Once you're enroled, you'll receive an enrolment letter with all the information.
  • Step 6: Program Commences.

SIGN UP

If you’re interested in one of our bootcamps, please fill out one of the forms on the links below. Please double check if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Please notice that signing up to the bootcamp does not automatically enrol you to it. We’ll contact you back in order to verify your application (if you don’t hear from us within 2 working days, please let us know).