What would you say to someone considering the Skills Bootcamp?

I highly recommend Skill Bootcamp courses to anyone seeking both value and challenge. We covered an extensive range of topics, equivalent to what some courses cover in two years, making it an incredibly comprehensive experience.

Please tell us about your your experience of accessing Skills Bootcamp careers support.

I utilized career support towards the end of my course, and I must say, they were incredibly prompt and helpful. They provided valuable suggestions on areas for improvement and offered guidance on how to make necessary changes. They even recommended virtual internships, further enhancing my learning experience.

What are some of the best things about your Skills Bootcamp experience or your biggest achievements?

Initially, I doubted if this field was not my cup of tea, but I decided to challenge myself. Surprisingly, I ended up being among the top 5 students, which feels incredible and is my biggest achievement. Working with such an exceptional team and gaining hands-on experience has been invaluable.

Please tell us about your new role. How does the Skills Bootcamp experience relate to your new role?

I came across this company via Virtual Internship and they offer me to continue as an Intern as of now. The skills sets which I gain from the Bootcamp definitely works for me it gave me the confidence to look for challenges and come up with appropriate solutions. I am helping them to enhance their security working with new technologies and understanding Governance Risk and Compliance.

Have you been offered a new job role and/or responsibilities which utilise the skills and experience acquired on the Skills Bootcamp?

Yes, I am now a Cybersecurity Intern at Mintelium Ltd.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to studying a Skills Bootcamp.

Moving to the UK from India was a big change for me. At the same time, I was eager to enhance my skills and explore better opportunities, something I couldn’t do back home. That’s why I chose to pursue this course. Coming from a non-IT background, it hasn’t been an easy journey. In fact, within the first week, I seriously considered dropping out because of the steep learning curve. But thanks to the incredible support from my instructors and tutors, I pushed through. Their encouragement kept me going, and now, I’m proud to say I’ve conquered the challenges and grown stronger along the way.

Why did you choose to study a Skills Bootcamp at the University of Birmingham?

I was drawn to the University of Birmingham for a change in career direction. Despite my longstanding interest in transitioning to the IT field, I hadn’t found the right opportunity. A friend, who had completed a Data Analytics course at the university, highly recommended it to me. Intrigued, I explored the cybersecurity course offerings and found them particularly compelling. This prompted me to delve deeper into the field, ultimately sparking my interest. Moreover, the university provided the ideal platform for someone transitioning from a non-IT background to IT. Thanks to the University of Birmingham, I found the pathway to embark on this transformative journey.