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Next Cohort starts

North East : Mar 2024

Program Duration

12 Weeks

Learning Format

Instructor-led Training

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About the Programme

Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start is a free skills development program that prepares learners for entry-level careers in the cloud. The program’s mission is to build local talent by providing AWS Cloud skills development and job opportunities to unemployed or underemployed populations. AWS re/Start is collaborating with Primed Talent Limited, a talent transformation organization for this program. Together, AWS re/Start and Primed Talent Limited are excited to help individuals launch a career in cloud computing.

Foundation : The 12-week program featuring real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework is supported by professional mentors and accredited trainers. The program also provides structured interventions that help learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews to launch an entry-level cloud career.

Associate : The 8-weeks training program is a combination of virtual self-paced and instructor led that prepares individuals for advanced careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. Eligible applicants must have a minimum of 18 months of technology experience along with an AWS Cloud Practitioners certificate to apply for the program.

What’s in it for you ?


Free Training on a Hot Skill

Yes! Training for in-demand cloud computing skills is absolutely free! Your first step to unlock an all-new career path in IT

Real Practice

You’ll complete real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework to prepare for a career in the cloud

Global Certification

On successful completion of the training, you’ll be eligible to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner/AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification exam

Placement Opportunities

We will work with you and help you with opportunities to get placed so that you can restart or start your career

Batch start date

Location for Foundation Programme


North East
This course is part of Skills Bootcamps (Skills for Life) and funded by the Department for Education (DfE) 
Location: Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees (north Tees), Stockton-on-Tees (south Tees), Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough

March 2024

How does it work?

  • Check your Eligibility

    To be eligible for program, you need to fulfil these requirements:
    • Candidates must be 19+ (as of the 31st of August 2022)
    • You have the legal right to live and work in the UK
    • You are interested in a career in technology and are able to demonstrate the same
    • You are available and ok to undergo training for 12 consecutive weeks
    • You possess computing equipment and steady internet connection to undergo the training
    • You are ok to start working immediately post training should you find a job opportunity

What skills will you learn during the 12 weeks?


How much does this programme cost?

The programme is free for all applicants which is government funded.

*Organisations must pay a 10-30% contribution to upskill current employees

How can I apply for a programme?

Navigate to the programme page and select the register your interest button OR the apply button. If there is an option to register your interest, this means that we are not currently receiving applications and that we will make contact with you as soon as programmes are open.

My application is under review, how long is this going to take?

Please note that it can take up to 2 weeks for your application to move onto the next stage of the process. If you have not heard back in 2 weeks then get in touch with us.

Why was my application rejected?

Your application was rejected as you have not met one of our programmes criteria’s OR not scored the minimum number of points on a test in the application cycle. Please ensure that you review the eligibility criteria on the Programme page. Common reasons for why you may have been rejected are because on the application you have selected an option that means you:
• Do not live in the area
• Will be in full-time education or training at the start of the programme
• Do not have the right to live and work in the UK
• Are not available for the full duration of the programme
• Are not able to start a job straight after the programme is complete
• Did not score the minimum number of points on one of our tests/tasks to move onto the next stage

I don't live in the UK, but I am interested - can I apply?

Unfortunately, as of now this program is only for individuals who can legally work in the UK

Am I guaranteed a job with this programme?

After you have successfully completed our training, we provide placement assistance by helping schedule interview(s) with hiring employer(s)

Do I need any tech experience to be eligible for the programme?

No IT/Tech experience is required to be eligible for the programme.


1 1

This has been great training for someone without a lot of knowledge and experience in IT. The presenter and the teachers have been great and have taught me a lot about cloud computing. They have been very approachable and supportive throughout the 12 week AWS restart journey. I now look forward to continue my journey in the AWS cloud and start a long career in AWS cloud. I look to continue my learning to attain further certifications with AWS to contribute to ever growing cloud services offer by Amazon.

2 1

Joining AWS reStart program was a major stepping stone for me to explore more option on cloud technology, and the curriculum of this program is designed for providing basic knowledge required to kick start our career in AWS. We had instructor-led virtual classroom training, the best part of training was each individual was given opportunity to participate and be more interactive in during the class sessions, and the instructor was able to explain the concepts in simpler terms so that even a non-technical individual can catch up and understand the concepts.

3 1

It was a whole learning curve but I am glad I experienced it and that any thing is possible if you put in the time and the desire to learn. I have enjoyed every moment and looking forward to more of this experience. It has awakened my desire ands passion to keep improving myself and getting better Aws has changed my future for the better and I can't wait to see what the future holds. I now have career options which I though was beyond my grasp and new doors and opportunity coming up

4 1

It has impacted my future positively in the sense that I have a clear career path. Initially, I didn't know what path to pursue, didn't know what job roles to apply for, what certifications to do. Now, I'm not applying to random jobs anymore, It has given me the confidence boost that I need and prepared me for the future. It has helped polish my soft and hard skills. I'm so excited to start a career in cloud computing, who wouldn't be? it's the future of IT, a lot of organizations are either migrating to the cloud or using hybrid cloud and I want to be part of the people that make that change.

5 1

It was challenging and inspiring at the same time. I have learned to do things I never imagined I could be able to do, like creating and managing cloud resources from the command line. I believe the labs add a valuable portion of practical exercises and are an immersive way of learning. I feel inspired to pursue a career in the cloud. This program helped me to see IT from a different perspective and now I can already use many new skills. In a difficult time like this, we are facing, the training gives me hope to pursue jobs I would not consider before.

6 1

I made a little bit of digging before and I saw there's lots of job opportunities when it comes to cloud computing: Haven't you heard? - Everything is moving into the cloud And personally, IT has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. I had some coding experience from school and I build computers in my spare time. So. I said - why not give it a try' Throughout the program you'll be guided by different tutors and you'll have access to many resources, including Amazon's Canvas online learning platform but also hands-on labs, assignments, practice tests and interview preparation.

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