Join the
Made Tech
Academy

Kick-start a career at Made Tech with a full salary from day one. Learn about our academies:

  • Design and user research
  • Software engineering

Look out for an announcement about our next academies early in 2023

Our academies

Reasons to join

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Real-world experience

You’ll join a thriving business solving interesting problems for people in society.

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Earn while you learn

Unlike other academy programmes, we’ll pay you a full salary from day 1 and review it every year.

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A full-time job

You’ll work full-time at Made Tech and be given a clear pathway for your career progression.

Choose a career
that will make a difference

The Made Tech Academy is a chance to work with people who care about using technology to improve people’s lives.

Our 12-week academies give you the skills to work with clients in a fast-paced consultancy. When you complete the academy you’ll go on to work with our clients on projects that really matter.

Our 2022 academies are remote. But you’ll have the chance to meet the people you work with face to face. We have regular social events in LondonManchesterBristol and South Wales.

Everyone is
welcome to
apply

We want to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances. Whether this is your first job, a change of direction, or a return to work after some time out. 

You don’t need any work experience or education. You’ll learn everything you need to be successful at Made Tech during the academy. We’re looking for a sincere passion to start a career in your chosen field. We welcome applications from people from under-represented backgrounds.

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Meet our graduates

Bella Cockrell Software Engineer at Made Tech

“I couldn’t imagine a better start in software engineering than at Made Tech.”

Bella

Chloe Wong Software Engineer at Made Tech

“The academy has hugely boosted my confidence with coding, writing clean code, running retrospectives, pair programming, and so much more.”

Chloe

Yusuf Software Engineer at Made Tech

“A fantastic opportunity to start a career in software engineering, with incredible support from the Made Tech team.”

Yusuf

Richard Pentecost, Software Engineer at Made Tech

“I learnt how to deliver projects, not just code.”

Richard

Ting, Software Engineer at Made Tech

“The academy is the perfect origin story for any software engineer.”

Wen Ting Wang

Maysa Software Engineer at Made Tech

“The academy was an invaluable learning experience with a super engaged support network. Loved every minute of it!”

Maysa

Learn by doing

Your learning will combine tutorials, solo exercises, pair and group exercises.

Later, you’ll work as part of a team to deliver a real project. You’ll cover the full project life cycle, including:

  • understanding needs of people using public service
  • presenting to clients and project teams
  • iterating based on feedback
  • putting your work into the hands of real users

After the academy, you’ll join a project team on a live customer delivery.

Assignments usually last 3 to 9 months. You’ll work remotely, but may spend a few days a month on site with customers, or in a Made Tech office.

Learn from experienced mentors

Your mentors will have experience from the field. They’ll help
guide your progress to succeed in your chosen field.

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Kyle Chapman

Kyle is a senior software engineer with a decade of experience in the industry. He co-hosts our podcast, and loves puzzles, code, chaos and humans.

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Dom Patmore

Dom has taught and worked in tech for over 20 years. He’s owned by 2 cats, competes in weightlifting, loves mathematics, games, and sewing.

Continuous development

At Made Tech, learning never ends. We all continue to learn through:

  • Pair working – all our teams practice pair working. You’ll spend some of your working time hands-on with others.
  • Retrospectives – all teams run retrospectives every few weeks. They look at what went well and how they can improve.
  • Show and tells – our engineering and user-centred design teams have weekly show and tells. We share what we’ve been working on so everyone benefits.
  • Our growth programme – you’ll meet with a mentor every 2 to 4 weeks. You’ll set growth objectives to progress your career as fast as you choose.
  • Conferences and meetups – everyone’s encouraged to go to conferences and meetups.
  • Funding for learning – we’re happy to pay for resources and events that will help you in your role.

We do it differently

A safe space to learn

We welcome everyone, and strive to make Made Tech as friendly, safe and inclusive as possible.

People-focused

Don’t take our word for it. See what other people think of working here on YouTube.

Serious about diversity

We want to cultivate a truly diverse community. We find huge value in different points of view, ideas and backgrounds.

Full salary from day one

Once you join the academy you’ll earn a salary between £22,500 to £25,000, depending on your location. We’ll review your salary each year, increasing it as you progress in your field. To find out more about those roles, take a look at our handbook.

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Want to know more? Get in touch

Find out more about life at Made Tech in our handbook.

Email us if you’d like to talk about future academies:
academy@madetech.com.

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