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Did you spot it? Did you know this is a skill that people will pay for?

A funded programme that will give you the technical qualification and support to turn that skill into a career within the digital workforce.

Average annual salaries in this role typically start from £22-24K.

Eligibility

  • Exclusively for those that self-identify as women, non-binary/gender fluid people
  • Open to under employed or un-employed candidates
  • We particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority background
  • Whilst priority given to candidates from Hulme, Moss Side, Whalley Range, Fallowfield and surrounding neighbourhoods; applications are open to Greater Manchester

For more information or to come meet us for a brew at a UKFast open day during November & December, contact us at info@techmanchester.co.uk or text: ’TEQ’ to 07827 331290

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What is the role I’m training for?

Linux Administrator – a Linux support role can provide you with amazing career prospects and opportunities to develop and learn. Companies across Greater Manchester are regularly looking for individuals with Linux skills.

If you are a practical problem solver and a good communicator that enjoys a team environment, this program's for you!

What is Linux?

Linux is one of the building blocks of the internet. Just like Windows, iOS, and Mac, Linux is an operating system that makes computers work. In fact, it’s one of the most popular platforms on the planet. Android phones, for example, are powered by Linux.

Tech Equity
Tech Equity

What does it involve?

  • 12-week training programme
  • Starting January 2020
  • Part-time course, 3 mornings a week at UKFast Campus, Hulme
  • Fully supported technical and professional skills training
  • Dedicated mentor and pastoral care for each participant
  • Children’s playroom available (supervision required)
  • Funded examination costs
  • Guaranteed interview at UKFast for successful candidates

Delivered by Tech Manchester, T.A.P. Project, The Heroworx Institute & UKFast.

Funded training programme for women, supported by UKFast and GMCA

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A consortia of partners who collectively will deliver the compliment of technical and professional skills training as well pastoral support throughout the 12 week part time training programme to prepare and qualify women with the professional Linux Qualification. Partners in the programme are T.A.P Project, The Heroworx Institute, UKFast and Tech Manchester.

Angeli Sweeney

T.A.P. Project

T.A.P. (The African Pot) Project, based in Hulme provides education, training and advocacy in the following areas; Education, Health, Community and Business. They enable local network groups that encourage & support effective participation with the wider community. They increase, and co-ordinate opportunities to engage with local service providers in Moss Side and Hulme to adapt services to better meet the needs of that community & develop services and projects that address issues of social isolation.

Otis Thomas and Angeli Sweeney will deliver a range of workshops across the Tech Equity programme including growth mindset, leadership, confidence and resilience incorporating the values based driven approach of the 7 principles of Nguzo Saba.

Otis Thomas

T.A.P. Project

T.A.P. (The African Pot) Project, based in Hulme provides education, training and advocacy in the following areas; Education, Health, Community and Business. They enable local network groups that encourage & support effective participation with the wider community. They increase, and co-ordinate opportunities to engage with local service providers in Moss Side and Hulme to adapt services to better meet the needs of that community & develop services and projects that address issues of social isolation.

Otis Thomas and Angeli Sweeney will deliver a range of workshops across the Tech Equity programme including growth mindset, leadership, confidence and resilience incorporating the values based driven approach of the 7 principles of Nguzo Saba.

Natalie Jameson

The Heroworx Institute

A new training, service design & digital technology consultancy. They specialise in workshops focussing on increasing women’s participation in the digital economy. Their focus in the programme will be to underpin digital innovation with design thinking, diversity and inclusion to bring partnerships, and ventures to market. Their team is made up of multidisciplinary creators who deliver expertise around design thinking for humanity, digital innovation and entrepreneurship. Their mission to create an inclusive, sustainable digital economy where no-one is left behind and are aligned to achieve the 2030 UN Global Goals.

Natalie Jameson is the lead tutor for the suite of workshops being delivered to the participants of Tech Equity

Patricia Keating

Tech Manchester

Tech Manchester non-profit organisation funded by LGJ Ventures Ltd and resourced by UKFast supports the tech ecosystem with a host of initiatives under four pillars; education, support, workspace and events. This includes intensive educational workshops, a structured mentor programme, a weekly podcast on challenges that keep entrepreneurs awake at night, PR and communications support and soon a media centre and workspace incubator at UKFast campus. Highlights of our work so far can be found here.

Patricia Keating leads the Tech Manchester’s team who will co-ordinate and deliver the programme.

Leon Robinson

UKFast

UKFast provides cloud and managed hosting to over 5000 customers from its campus HQ in Hulme, Manchester. A local startup success story, UKFast has grown consistently over two decades and now employs more than 350 team members.

UKFast are providing the qualified Red Hat trainer Leon Robinson on a secondment into this programme to deliver the technical training

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