Design and user research academy

Applications for our January Academy opening soon

Learn about understanding users and their needs, working with organisations to solve problems and make public sector technology really work for people.

About the academy

Learn how to use research and design to make digital products and services that work for everyone.

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Who we are looking for

We want to hear from people who are keen to learn, collaborate and solve problems.

Your experience

You don’t need professional or academic experience – just enthusiasm for starting a career in design or user research.

What you will learn

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

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How to apply

1 The first step is to fill in the application form. This will include some basic information about who you are before asking about your motivations and knowledge of both design and the public sector.

2 If your exercise is successful, we’ll invite you to a 15-20 minute audio call with one of our team. We will make sure to share any questions we’ll be asking you in advance.

3 If you pass the call, we’ll invite you along to the final stage which is a remote Academy open day. You’ll see how we work and take part in some group exercises with fellow applicants and some of our design team. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to join our academy and Made Tech!

If you’re interested in applying but would like some reasonable adjustments to support you during the recruitment process, please do let us know either by emailing us or when submitting your application.

Apply to our design and user research academy

Upcoming academies:

– January 2023 (applications not open yet)

– May 2023 (applications not open yet)

Applications are not yet open. In the meantime, you can sign up for our Learn Tech newsletter to hear about future academies and get monthly learning tips. 

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Apply in the future

We plan to run 3 academies every year. So if the timing doesn’t work for you, or there are currently no academy applications open, we’d love for you to join our talent pool. This way, we can contact you to let you know whenever the academy is due to open or if there is another great opportunity you might be interested in at Made Tech.