The Data Science programme for women returners is an initiative launched as part of the International Women’s Day on 8th October 2020 led by Microsoft and in partnership with our exclusive partners.

The programme aims to provide women returners with initial skills and education in preparation for a career in Data Science. Upon completion of the Bootcamp training, Microsoft partners will be hosting a recruitment day to fill Data Science positions.


Data Science Bootcamps are back for 2020

More than 500,000 highly skilled workers will be needed to fill digital roles by 2022. That’s three times the number of UK computer science graduates that we currently have from the past 10 years. And only 5% of those have been female.

Microsoft’s vision is to support women breaking into technology by equipping them with the right skills and opportunities to succeed. That’s why this International Women’s Day, in conjunction with the theme of #BalanceforBetter, we will be hosting a series of events targeted at girls and women of all ages to help them take their next step on the journey towards a career in technology.


Develop skills to become a data scientist

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predicted that 182,000 new jobs in the UK in big data and IoT will be created by 2020, including roles such as data scientists, analysts, developers and engineers. The demand is clear, and we want to help you make the most of the opportunity. If you’re looking to make change and pursue a new rewarding and creative career, why not join us at one of our bootcamps on the 21st of May where you can begin to develop the digital skills you need to become a Data Scientist.

Join us at a location of your choice to experience brand new content designed to support your learning – following this one day course you will be prepared to sit your first exam.

Bootcamp locations
There are a choice of different locations across the country that you can choose from on our registration page.

Is there a cost?
There is no cost to attend, you will need to cover your own travel costs. You will need to bring your own laptop to the session, and your own headphones.


Get more inspiration

The Female Lead is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making women’s stories more visible and offering alternative role models to those ever present in popular culture. The campaign, led by data pioneer Edwina Dunn, showcases diverse role models to inspire and encourage young people as they look to their professional future. The campaign is donating 18,000 books and teaching resources to schools across the UK and US. Get involved.

Women in Data is another non-profit organisation that aims to bring women in the data sector together to form a community of like-minded individuals. Find out more about their community, members and the free events that you can be part of.