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Code it Forward

Published on Monday, 11th March 2019, contributed by Develop Me

Code it Forward—a ‘Learn Now and Pay Later’ initiative.

The Code it Forward initiative will provide an opportunity to enrol on our highly successful Coding Bootcamp—training to become a Web Developer in just 12 weeks—with no tuition fees to pay upfront.

We don’t get paid unless your training is successful and you land a job, so we have an incentive to make it work for you.

In return, students agree to pay a portion of their income after training and securing a job. The Code it Forward initiative has been designed by Develop Me as a radical yet simple solution in partnership with our social enterprise finance partner EdAid. The idea is that we invest and support you into your first role in tech by ‘paying it forward.’

Our ambition is to transform student access to education by removing the financial barriers of entry; allowing low-income or under-represented individuals to access digital skills training connected to highly paid in-demand tech careers.

Develop Me will initially create x6 Code it Forward places per year training people into long term careers in the rapidly growing Bristol tech sector.

Read the full article on our Medium post here  and for details on how to apply—please visit:


We are actively looking to partner with progressive organisations in Bristol and South West—to sponsor and support people currently under-represented to start careers in the digital economy.

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If you are an organisation that would like to support this initiative or sponsor an individual into a new career in tech—please do get in touch