Applications open for EyUp Computer Software Course in Sheffield

“Regardless of your education or work background, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in technology, I’d say go with EyUp.” Read Jess’s story and find out how you could follow in her footsteps.

The Barnsley native entered the industry through EyUp, Yorkshire’s award-winning tech skills academy which offers its graduates a guarantee – a tech job within six months or their money back.

She said, “I loved the course! It was super interesting. Our trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable and I thought the mix between theory and projects was great as we always implemented what we learned along the way which solidified our understanding.

“Regardless of your education or work background, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in technology, I’d say go with EyUp. It’s a great introduction to technology and you get lots of support while you take the course and after. There are many great technologies out there, but finding the right company can be difficult. WANdisco has the friendly culture and lovely people I was hoping for.

Digital technology roles accounted for almost a quarter of advertised vacancies in Sheffield last year – you could take IT training right here in the city and even get paid for your course fees

At Oxford, Jess decided against a career in chemistry, but knew she enjoyed the small amount of coding involved in her course. She spoke with friends about a possible career in technology and when one of them transmitted an article in The Star on EyUp, she decided to take the plunge and apply for a place in the first cohort. Jess completed the course in December and landed the job at WANdisco shortly thereafter. She is currently working on cutting-edge software designed and manufactured in Sheffield that helps farmers plow fields, healthcare companies predict disease and astronomers find new exoplanets.

Jess said: “I have always loved STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths and wanted a job where I could solve problems and continue to learn and challenge myself at day-to-day. I like the challenge and reward aspect: I help WANdisco achieve its goals and grow at the same time, which is great in my books. »

Founded by technology entrepreneur David Richards MBE, EyUp teaches people the most in-demand methods used in software development today. It has partnered with leading provider iO Academy to deliver the award-winning coding course in Sheffield. The 16-week program provides students with everything they need to know to land their first job as a software developer and has been rated one of the best coding bootcamps in the world.

EyUp is recruiting for its second cohort via from March 7. Eight places are available, including two places funded by a scholarship program for people from disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented in the tech sector. The Money Back Commitment is for all graduates who complete the course and fail to land a technical job within six months.

There are many good opportunities for EyUp graduates. The latest data from Tech Nation shows that roles in digital technology accounted for almost a quarter of advertised job vacancies in Sheffield last year – 5,591 out of a total of 24,501. A software developer might expect to earn £40,000 a year and a Java developer £52,500, according to Tech Nation analysis.

David Richards MBE, Founder, CEO and Chairman of WANdisco plc, said: “We are delighted that people like Jess Hamby are choosing to develop their careers with EyUp, which is open to anyone with abilities, whether starting in the world of work or at the midpoint of their career. Jess is a wonderful addition to our team and is already contributing to our code base with the support of her colleagues. With the skills she has acquired and is developing, she has a bright future ahead of her.

EyUp offers classroom learning at Castle House, the open plan office of WANdisco plc. For more information, please visit our website here


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