TechUP industry mentors

Want to support others start their career in tech? TechUp needs mentors for its Skills Bootcamps

TechUP industry mentors

Do you want to support others start their career in tech? TechUp are looking for tech mentors to support their Skills Bootcamp learners.

The TechUP project, based Durham University, are offering two national Skills Bootcamps, as part of the Department for Education’s Plan for Jobs.

TechUP will be offering two industry-focussed, cohort customised 14 week Skills Bootcamps – one in data and the other on software development, with priority places going to learners from underserved and underrepresented groups.

The Skills Bootcamps will be led by Professor Sue Black and Professor Alexandra Cristea and will include weekly online lectures and workshops, drop-in support sessions, networking events, guest speakers from industry and one-to-one mentoring.

TechUp are now looking for individuals that can offer an average of 30mins of their time per week between October 2021 and February 2022 to mentor one of our learners. Mentors are required to have experience working in the tech sector, ideally with specific experience in either data or software development.

Full training will be provided.

Mentor/mentee contact can be via phone, email, messenger, video call or face to face, time, frequency and method of contact will be agreed with your assigned mentee as part of your first meeting so that it works for you both.

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For more information, email [email protected]

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Can you help the Institute of Coding lead the women in tech revolution?

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The TechUP programme takes 100 women from the Midlands and North of England, particularly from underrepresented communities, with degrees or experience in any subject area, retrains them in technology and then gives them the opportunity to interview with a company for an internship/apprenticeship/job.

The Institue of Coding are now looking for mentors to support our first cohort of women, advising on topics such as:

  • Starting your career in tech
  • returning from a career break
  • work-life balance
  • career changes
  • navigating corporate culture
  • networking

If you or your organisation can offer mentoring to our incredible #TechUPwomen, please get in touch.

Email them at: [email protected], or send us a DM!


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Join the women in tech revolution

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Did you know only 17 per cent of the tech workforce is women?

It’s time to tackle the shortage of women in tech, especially those from under-represented groups. It’s time to create the female tech leaders of tomorrow.

TechUP, a partnership between Durham, York, Edge Hill and Nottingham universities, is giving 100 women the opportunity to retrain for a tech career with an interview for an internship, apprenticeship or job role at the end of the programme.


Watch the video with Project Leaders, Professor Sue Black and Professor Alexandra Cristea below:


The six-month programme is open to women with a degree in any subject across the North and Midlands.

TechUp is mainly completed online, allowing you to fit it around your current commitments. Modules include data science, coding, cyber security project management, public speaking, clear communication and working as a team.

A mentor who works in the sector will provide advice and guidance to you throughout the course. There are also four residential weekends where you can network with peers and listen to industry-led talks.

Ready to join the revolution? Visit the TechUP website to apply.