Software Engineering Bootcamp


Apply For Bootcamp

Coding Black Females are delivering the Software Engineering bootcamp in partnership with GCHQ. This programme is for Black women who:

  • Previously worked in the tech industry and would like to return after a career break
  • Has worked as a Software Engineer for at least 2 years, and is ready for their next challenge
Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a Senior Software Engineer role at GCHQ and go through GCHQ's recruitment process in order to secure a role at the end of the bootcamp.

8th September 2022
Application Deadline
20th September 2022
Bootcamp Start Date
28th April 2023
Bootcamp End Date
30 weeks
Course Length
Tues, Thurs & Fri (6pm - 9pm)
Course Delivered

UK Resident and willing to work in Manchester on completion of the bootcamp
GCHQ Role Opportunity
Senior Software Engineer - Total Rewards Package of £43,889 - This is made up of a starting salary of £35,450, plus an additional skills payment of £4,250 per annum, a £2,189 concessionary payment and £2,000 one off recruitment bonus

About Bootcamp

The Software Engineering Bootcamp with Coding Black Females is an intense course for people who have hands-on experience working the tech industry. Over 30 weeks, you'll build a full stack application, develop your skills in DevOps, Cloud and cover Technical Architecture and Leadership. We'll also support you in gaining 3 certifications covering MongoDB and Cloud Services.

Discover more about the course outline on the Software Engineering CBF Academy Page.

About GCHQ

GCHQ and Coding Black Females have a shared goal of ensuring that more Black women are able to access opportunities and Coding Black Females are delivering the Software Engineering bootcamp in partnership with GCHQ to ensure that more opportunities are available.

Find out what GCHQ are doing about Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity & Inclusion at GCHQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the Software Engineering Bootcamp in partnership with GCHQ, you must:

Please refer to the GCHQ Careers How to Apply page which provides full details on eligibility and the Vetting process.

Additional eligibility requirements:

Application Process

Application Form