An Introduction to the Tech Sector
Go Reboot is an introduction to the technology sector in the North East, giving insights into the sector, job vacancies, regional tech businesses, and the routes into starting your career. Supporting people into careers or back into education, GoReboot is suitable for all ages and skill levels – an interest in technology is the only requirement.
Go Reboot has been developed with industry, meaning you know you’ll be gaining the skills businesses are asking for. We have long-standing relationships with leading tech companies (and businesses that use technology) including Zero Light, Atom Bank, Sage, Barclays and Nissan and have drawn on these to develop a programme that leaves you career-ready.
Key Learning Areas
Taking part in Go Reboot gives you the opportunity to:
- Understand the digital and tech industry, and the employment opportunities within it
- Gain the knowledge and practice to try technical and non-technical disciplines
- Take your first steps towards your preferred discipline, with intensive support and focused training
- Develop your employment skills with a specific focus on the tech sector
- Receive guidance and introductions to help you progress
What is it?
Our aim with Go Reboot is to provide a foundation of knowledge and understanding that can take people from any background, and any level of experience, into a career within the digital and tech sector.
Previous learners have moved directly into apprenticeships, traineeships, employment and college courses. The programme not only supports learners to take steps to enter the industry, but also helps build confidence, provides routine and encourage social interaction.
The Go Reboot programme can be delivered in any location, but we aim to secure sector-specific locations (like the North East Tees Valley Immersive Lab) to offer an additional level of knowledge, experience and understanding for participants.
The programme has proven that after just a small amount of exposure to the sector, young people who had previously been unemployed and not in education enthusiastically pursue new opportunities and pathways into employment. To date 100% of young people who have attended the programme have decided to choose digital tech as a career option and are taking the next steps with the support of Sunderland Software City.
What do people say?
Joe Young – 19, South Shields: “I’ve actually just heard back from the college and my first interview is on the 4th of April, so looking forward to that.”
Jay Green – 19, South Tyneside: “I got the job, thank you for everything, I would never have known about the Capital4training job if it wasn’t for the Go Reboot programme.”
Peter Light – 29, South Shields: “I’ve had previous jobs in customer service but I wanted a job I was passionate about. I’ve always had an interest in technology and the Go Reboot course has opened my eyes to opportunities I didn’t think existed in the region. The course has given me the opportunity to access a career I genuinely want to progress in and has inspired me to explore different training routes. I have been accepted to do a Traineeship with Geek Talent; thank you so much for introducing me to this opportunity.” [Peter now works at Geek Talent full time as a permanent member of the team.]
Stuart Miller – 22, South Tyneside: “Go Reboot has opened my eyes to the number of technology companies and job opportunities there are in the North East and the different training options that will lead to employment. It is inspiring to know that there are companies out there looking for people like me with a passion for technology and that getting a job in tech isn’t as difficult as I had thought.”
Get in touch
Up to the challenge? If you’re interested in taking part in our Go Reboot course, then we’d love to hear from you! Drop our course facilitator Rob an email or give us a call on 0191 562 3348. The Go Reboot course has regular intakes throughout the year, so we’ll be able to find a time that works for you.
Calling all businesses! We’re always looking for new and exciting businesses to contribute to the Go Reboot course. Your insights and real-world experience can help to encourage young people to pursue a career in technology. If you think you’d like to get involved, give us a call on 0191 562 3348.