The BBC Step Into Tech training course is the ideal opportunity for women wanting to move into a career in Software Engineering. This in-depth course provides the fundamental skills needed to kick start a career in the sector.
This course is ideal for women who may be returning to work after a break, college leavers and career changers; anyone that is motivated for a career in Software Engineering but needs to learn the core skills first.
One of the new students on the programme, Emma, said: “When I heard I had been selected to join the first Step Into Tech programme I was so excited to get started. I have always wanted to get into technology but didn’t know how I could break into the industry without going to University. This programme had given me the opportunity to not only learn the skills required to get started in a technology career, but it also helped me to understand and feel more confident in how I could apply for an entry-level role, hopefully within the BBC.”
This 14-week programme delivered in partnership with our external training provider will incorporate a full immersive week, followed by evening sessions covering front end and back end development, ending on project delivery of your choice. The course will be delivered onsite at the BBC. The curriculum will deliver the most up to date technologies, with practical applications, all of which will be underpinned by core personal development sessions for your success. Please note: The immersive week will run each day starting at 10 am and finishing at 4 pm, followed by one evening per week. It is important to note that there will also be approximately 10 hours of extra homework per week on top of that.
Immersive week: An overview of the tech industry, understanding the fundamentals of computer science, developing problem-solving skills.
Front end – to include HTML, CSS, responsive design and an introduction to React
Back end – Introduction to cloud (AWS), databases and backend technologies
Project – Have the ability to apply learning to personally create a project application
All underpinned by ongoing personal development
There will be continued support throughout the course.
Are you the right candidate?
You must be motivated for a career in Software Engineering and demonstrate the qualities that make a great software engineer. This course will be challenging, but you will get the support you need throughout. You’ll need to be committed to the training, and be able to manage your time to complete the pre-course work.
There are limited places available on this course, therefore, you must be able to demonstrate in your application and an interview, that you are determined and motivated. We are looking for candidates who are good with time management and who are excellent problem solvers. The technical side we will teach you!
This course is for women looking for their first step into a software engineering career, we will teach the fundamentals that are needed. Therefore the course will not be for you if you already have experience in the course elements (through recent work experience or qualification).
Upon successful completion of the programme, all participants will have the opportunity to apply for an Associate Software Engineer role within BBC Design + Engineering.
About the BBC
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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
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