Start your journey to becoming a tech leader with Academy.

Your future matters more than your background.
We get diverse talent into tech leadership trajectories, regardless of degree. Our cohorts are over 50% female, 30% Black and 60% Black, Asian and ethnically diverse.
Land your first role with a top employer.
Check out our current programmes, for a list of the employers ready to invest in your potential.
Build is our 15 week training that gets you tech role ready.
You'll be paid a training salary to complete 500 hours of expert-led training in both technical and leadership skills.
Join a lifelong community of diverse technologists
We catalyse your career growth through leadership development training, diverse mentors from our global network, and community events like our Women in Tech series.

Get paid to break into tech: 15 weeks of training and a lifelong community

Get paid to train

We invest in you. Our expert-led 15-week training would typically cost tens of thousands to trainees – but our employer partners pay you a training salary, with zero tuition fees.

Earn a tech salary

Find well-rewarded work. Our Partner salaries match and beat average CS graduate salaries, including from Durham, Manchester and Birmingham.

New world, new choices

Choose a different trajectory. Our Scholars have declined or left graduate roles at BCGCitibank and Deloitte before joining Academy.

Deliver real world impact

Build something that matters. Get hired into a role that delivers actual results for users, in software engineering, data engineering, cyber or cloud.

Learn modern technologies

Future-proof your skills. Build a core modern software engineering skillset and specialise further based on the role and employer that you join.

Lead people and teams

Think ahead, get ahead. We put you on a leadership trajectory from Day 1, setting you up to lead Agile team rituals, run external presentations and effectively coach peers.


Ho Kei's story

Ho Kei Leung


There's a lot of similarity between fashion and programming. There is a step by step process that you need to follow to get the end result.

I wanted to learn coding to be able to take an idea from design to product.

50% of our graduates are female, and we have a specific Women in Tech space for all female-identifying and gender minority members of the community.


Akwasi's story

Akwasi Appiah


I really appreciated having a course that is tailor-made for people that don't come from a computer science background and that helps you be work-ready for a wide range of industries

60% of our graduates are Black, Asian or ethnically diverse, and 30% identify as Black.


Maghfoor's story

Maghfoor Ahmed


When I finished my third year of university, I thought I would never be able to get a software engineer role with a chemistry degree.

That's when I met one of the Academy mentors who told me about this programme. It gave me the chance to learn how to code while being paid for it.

25% of our graduates were FSM-eligible (Free School Meals), and 20% are the first in their families to go to university.
We're building a new generation of tech leaders - with a completely different set of profiles to the status quo.
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We go beyond traditional tech backgrounds

You don’t need a computer science degree for a career in tech.

We select for potential over experience in a degree-agnostic process – some of our most high-flying graduates have degrees in History, Philosophy or Economics.

We go beyond traditional tech outcomes

Leaders work with both technology and people.

We invest in your long-term leadership trajectory – focusing on complementary technology and people skills for you to become a builder and leader of products, teams and companies.

We go beyond traditional geographies

Work goes beyond borders and desks.

Our training is remote-first, like the new world of work – so you only need an internet connection and a laptop to participate.