Join the
Made Tech
Academy

Kick-start a career at Made Tech with a full salary from day one. Choose from our 2 academies:

New!
  • Design and user research
  • Software engineering

Applications open
soon

New!

Join our design and user research academy

Learn to collaborate with others to solve problems by prototyping and testing your ideas.

We’re looking for people who want to start a career in design or user research.

You don’t need professional experience. We want to hear from people who are keen to learn, collaborate and solve problems.

We’ll cover the basics of content design, interaction design, service design and user research.

Join our software engineering academy

Sharpen your programming skills and learn to ship high-quality code.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about using code to improve society. 

You don’t need professional experience, but we recommend doing a short bootcamp first if you’re new to coding.

When you apply, we’ll pose a fun programming problem called a kata for you to try.

Reasons to join

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Real-world experience

You’ll join a thriving business solving interesting problems.

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Earn while you learn

Unlike other academy programmes, we’ll pay you a full salary while you learn.

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A full-time job

You’ll work full-time at Made Tech, with salary reviews every year.

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 full-time at Made Tech, working 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 London, Manchester, Bristol 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 at 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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Clare Sudbery

Clare leads our software engineering academy and co-hosts our podcast. She’s an experienced writer and public speaker with 20 years of software engineering experience. Ask her anything about extreme programming.

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Mark Wright

Mark is a lead designer with over 7 years of experience. He has a passion for accessibility, user centred design, coffee, music and dogs.

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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.

Continuous development

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

  • Learning time  – we provide flexible time to develop your skills – and learn new ones.
  • 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 Glassdoor.

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 starting from £22,500 to £25,000, depending on your location. We’ll review your salary each year, increasing it as you progress.

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How to apply

1 The first step is to apply! Fill in the application form.

2 If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to do a short exercise in your own time. We’ll also share a video explaining more about the programme and recruitment process.

3 If your exercise is successful, we’ll invite you to 10 to 15-minute call with one of our team.

4 If you pass the call, we’ll invite you along to a remote Academy open day. You’ll see how we work, do some group exercises and complete a face-to-face interview. If you’re successful, we’ll ask you to join our Academy!

Apply to the academy

Upcoming academies:

– May – apply 7 February to 20 February

– September – applications not yet open

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Want to know more?
Get in touch!

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Laura Poblete

L&D Experience Manager

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