Develop Me is a talent and digital skills accelerator – so we train motivated individuals to gain technology skills and then support them into the Tech Industry.
Our core learning programme is our full-time 12 week coding bootcamp programme; the Coding Fellowship. We also run a part-time Front-End course a part-time User Experience (UX) course and bespoke courses to up skill company workforces and empower people to participate in the innovation economy.
We believe the future is through disruptive technologies and collaborative social business models. driven by empowered people, with the ideas, skills and knowledge to make things happen.
We help people to be these 'people'.
Nobody should get ‘left behind’ in the new econom and the UK needs a technology workforce that reflects the full diversity of the people using the technology. However, the demographics of the tech sector predominantly white, middle class and male which is far from being diverse.
Develop Me was established with a social mission; to ensure we create inclusive opportunities to enable access for everyone in society to participate in the digital economy. A platform to allow ideas people, developers, coders, designers and creative technologists to share and expand their knowledge.
Integral to our social business model is the creation of our ‘Opportunity Fund’ which provides corporate partners, sponsors and individuals a direct way to invest in financial support and training for underrepresented sections of society into the digital industries.
As a company we also directly invested 10% from the ticket price of our workshop programme into our ‘Opportunity Fund’. This enables us to train and up-skill a person from an underrepresented community on one of our introductory workshops for free.