Technology Academy Programme at Ten10

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Location: Various locations | UK Wide

 

Oh hello! What’s that? You love problem solving? Great. Ever thought about a career in the Technology industry? Because you sound perfect for it! Starting a career in this industry might feel a bit daunting, but the Ten10 Academy welcomes candidates from any academic / employment background and teaches the skills and knowledge required to succeed. We encourage applications particularly from groups who are currently hugely underrepresented in the Tech industry, including women, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Let’s close the digital skills gap together.

Ten10 offers a unique opportunity to explore an exciting future in technology, become a qualified and experienced Software Tester / Business Analyst / Developer / Cyber Security Analyst / DevOps Engineer / Project Manager with accelerated career progression. We will ensure that you are equipped with everything that you need to succeed in your future career here.

Honestly, 

You don't need a techy degree or background to excel; 77% of people who have joined the Academy come from a completely non-Computing background.  We do not mandate any specific experience or academic background, instead, we look for people who have an interest in the Technology industry, like collaborating in teams, enjoy an energetic and adaptable environment and have an aptitude for learning. We need people who will focus on the future and take the initiative because ultimately, people determine their own success story.  During the recruitment process, we'll tap into your natural aptitude for Tech too, so you can get a taste of whether this is the industry for you. 

 

What will you be doing? 

The Academy follows a structured ‘Learn IT, Grow IT, Live IT’ model across the two-year programme:

LEARN IT: You’ll receive 8 weeks of ‘core’ training (an introduction to a little of everything – taught from the very beginning, there’s no requirement for previous experience or knowledge). We then follow up with up to 4 weeks of additional specialist training (which area of core training did you like best? Let’s explore it more with you! Business Analysis, Test Automation, Software Development and more!). All Ten10 training is delivered by our brilliant team of industry experts. Core training is conducted remotely, but for additional training. We offer free accommodation (and Yorkshire Tea) in Leeds during this period to all trainees – it’s your choice whether you’d like to move in!

GROW IT: Next, you’ll have some time for self-development via self-driven training, lets focus on YOU, would you benefit from some further 1-2-1 training? Would you like to gain a professional industry certification? Ten10 will fund your self-development and industry qualifications.

LIVE IT: After your training is complete, you will join a Ten10 team on a live project with one of our clients. We’ll work with you to determine which type of project would suit best (based on your interests, your preference for working environment, skillset post-training and client demand). Our clients include fashion brands, market-leading supermarkets, various Governmental departments, professional services, charities, healthcare providers, law firms and financial institutions. As the two-year Academy comes to an end, you may choose to continue your career with Ten10 in our Consultancy or be offered a permanent role with your client.

Joining Ten10

We welcome applications from all academic and employment backgrounds, you don’t need to have any prior experience in IT as we will provide you with all of the training and support you need to succeed in your new career.

You’ll need to complete an online application and if successful, you’ll be invited to a telephone interview; during which, our talent team will talk you through all of the details of The Academy and answer all of your questions. Next, you’ll complete an online test to assess where your natural aptitudes for Tech currently lie and finally, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre, where you’ll meet the Wellbeing Team, Training Team and a variety of Ten10 Consultants.

 

Supporting you in your career

Starting any new job can be daunting, especially if the industry is totally new to you. At Ten10, we want to help you transition into your new role, and we have a team in place whose priority is just that! The Academy Wellbeing Team are focused entirely on YOU, we run a number of programmes and initiatives to support you, your progression, ensure you’re confident and comfortable in everything you’re doing at work and ultimately, ensuring that you know how valued you are.

Wellbeing Programme

Each member of our wellbeing team are qualified mental health first aid champions, this means that they are trained to assist with any mental health challenges that you may be facing and are armed with fantastic resources to support you and have the knowledge to signpost you to professional support if required.

Mentoring

At Ten10 we run an optional, (but heavily subscribed) mentor programme, where we encourage academy members in year 2 to support and buddy up with members in their first year. You can select your own mentor based on their skills & interests summary and reach out to them with questions about your code or work, or just general day to day support.

Contactable, always!

We have a variety of touch points each month, through 121’s, drop ins, socials or the phone number of every Wellbeing Team member – who is always available for a call or text. During any of these touch points, you can come to us with any questions, concerns, or for a personal catch up. We also run a collaborative and supportive academy representatives committee so you can raise anything you wish to on a peer level too.

Social Events

The Academy Wellbeing Team organises regular social events across the UK, this is an opportunity to meet up with your colleagues and build your support network. Recent socials include: laser quest, bowling, electronic darts, crazy golf, virtual horse racing and cocktail/mocktail making!

In addition

  • Development days – take a day out of busy project life for your self-development
  • Contributory pension scheme, life assurance, sick pay scheme, Medicash healthcare, Bike2Work scheme, relocation support, travel and moving house loan
  • Ten10 Stars: you’re gifted ‘stars’ every month to give to your colleagues for being amazing! Work hard, receive stars, save them up and cash them in for retail vouchers, a charitable contribution or a PayPal balance transfer.
  • £20 per month gym membership contribution
  • Academy buddy scheme, rely on mentoring from other people in the Academy and the wider business as you build up your own confidence and industry experience

Ten10 Social Life

We love a party, and know how to throw one properly, with a graduation bash at the end of your training, a large summer and Christmas events as well as sporadic celebrations and trips throughout the year Quarterly awards to recognise greatness and the Ten10 Person of The Year award – if you win, the prize is a fully-funded week away to anywhere in the world to complete a charity project of your choice We organise regular initiatives for charitable causes – get involved! Academy-specific social events conducted regularly across the country

 

Diversity and inclusion

We advocate for positive change in the Tech industry, our Academy Junior Consultants each have dedicated support systems within Ten10, providing the support, help and guidance they need, from day one.

We encourage applications from candidates from any educational/employment background to apply, Ten10’s Academy will equip you with the knowledge, qualifications, and support to feel confident and succeed in this industry. Our recruitment process has been designed to eliminate bias and promote inclusion, no prior knowledge or experience of Tech is required. We simply ask that you have an interest in Technology, a strong motivation to succeed and work towards achievable career goals.

Further, we support young people in learning more about what careers in tech can offer through outreach in partnership with not-for profit social value organisations and schools.

From our most recent internal survey of Ten10 employees that chose to disclose this information:

  • 36% of Ten10’s workforce identifies as female
  • 4% identify as having a disability
  • 91% attended a state school
  • 37% were eligible for free school meals at secondary school
  • 4% were the first in their family to attend University

Ten10 and You!

We will give you the knowledge, tools and environment to empower you to become the best you can be in a creative and trusting workplace. People are at the heart of everything we do; it’s the perfect time to join us and kickstart your career in one of the world’s biggest industries. We are currently on track to quadruple in size by 2025!

You don’t need to tick any ‘technology’ box to be part of the team, take everything you think you know about the industry and throw it away; everyone is welcome, and everyone has something unique to offer.

We’d like you to join our team, where your voice will be heard, and your involvement will be valued; Ten10 will be even better once you start with us! Please let us know if we can support you within our recruitment process by making any adjustments, we are focused on ensuring that all applicants have a positive experience and are set up for success.

We can’t wait to meet you!