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About the Programme

Our mission is to accelerate the diversity of tech teams in the UK and we believe everyone has something unique to offer and we welcome everyone to our community. 

 

We enable diverse tech talent in the UK to excel in their careers through programmes that build professional confidence, develop tech skills, and create a long-term community of career support. Our accelerator programme is designed to empower you to reach your own personalised career goals. 

 

The programme begins with sessions that help you consolidate your learning. Sessions are designed by world-class technical experts in their specialist subjects, such as Software Development, Product Design and Python Engineering. In addition to Technical Masterclasses the programme will also provide tools and resources for Personal Development such as Leadership training, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Goal setting for Success.

How it Works

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Apply

Generally, we proactively approach professionals who we think could benefit from our work, but if you are interested in joining: our door is always open. Feel free to complete the application form below.

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Design

We individually design our programmes to make sure they work specifically for you. Tell us about your future goals and we will tailor a programme to help you build the skills and networks you need to achieve them.

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Transform

Once you begin your journey, you will spend an immersive 6 months developing skills, transforming your network, and solidifying your leadership influence. No matter how high you aim, you will leave us with the skills needed to accelerate towards success.

Programme Curriculum

Our programmes are designed around 5 key pillars. Scroll over below to better understand the range of masterclasses and learning opportunities we have available for each.

Hear senior managers and leaders in tech share their expert knowledge on topics including: writing strategy; managing up and down; engaging stakeholders; and managing teams.

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Develop your leadership skills through talks, workshops and masterclasses.

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Leadership

Our mentoring network is designed to empower you in a personalised way. Learn how to tackle work challenges, overcome technical issues, and build a plan tailored to your career: all via your own personal mentor.

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Receive expert advice and careers guidance

from some of the world’s leading tech professionals.

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Mentoring

Run by the Careers Club, our intrapreneurs receive useful updates and careers advice. Be the first to hear about any new employment opportunities and receive the support needed to ensure you put your best foot forward in any application.

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We support our intrapreneurs to secure new opportunities that help them to grow and develop.

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Careers Support

We partner with senior designers, developers, product managers and researchers from: Spotify, Monzo, Skyscanner, and What3Words; bringing you on-trend knowledge from the bleeding edge of tech.

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Learn from a community of word-class designers, researchers, developers and product managers

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All of our intrapreneurs will develop their leadership skills by supporting a young person from their community. Delivering them literacy, numeracy, and careers support.

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Pay it forward and help a young person find their feet in the tech industry.

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Helping others

Life after the Programme

Leave the programme ready to excel having developed the toolkit necessary to boost both your performance and your earning potential. 

Find yourself fully integrated into a network of tech experts, confident in the trajectory of your career, and assured in the benefit your work has on a wider community.

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Our Experts

Our experts are called Council Members, and they provide us with one year of support: mentoring, speaking and being advocates for our community.

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Harry Lachenmayer 
CTO at Picnic 

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Nick Poursadigh 

Scrum master at Lloyds Banking Group

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Debra Healy
Head of Accelerator at

The intrapreneurs Club

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Sarah Harvey

Non Exec Director

at Securities Trust of Scotland

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Ambreen Subzwari
Ambreen Subzwari

User Research & Insights Manager at Spotify

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Angelisa Scalera
Angelisa Scalera

Senior UX Designer at Samsung Design Europe

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Teshan Luchmun
Teshan Luchmun

Senior Product Designer at Discovery Inc

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Ray Ho
Ray Ho

Senior Design Manager at Skyscanner

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Magdalena Rogier
Magdalena Rogier

Senior Product Designer at Monese

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Marianne Ashton-Booth
Marianne Ashton-Booth

Senior Product Designer at CNN

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Tayo Nwakodo
Tayo Nwakodo

Freelance Lead Product Designer

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A. Naz Pelen
A. Naz Pelen

Associate Design Director at McKinsey & Company

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Alp Turgut
Alp Turgut

Senior UX & UI Designer / Creative Director at ArtX Design Consultancy

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Greig Cranfield
Greig Cranfield

User Researcher at Monzo

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Alessio Fasciolo
Alessio Fasciolo

Senior Product Designer at Revolut

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Sonia Subbotina
Sonia Subbotina

Senior Talent Partner at Improbable

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Dima Shvedun
Dima Shvedun

Product Design Lead at Skyscanner

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Jacopo Marcantonio
Jacopo Marcantonio

Head of Product Design at TransferWise

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Leah Ellis
Leah Ellis

Head of People and Talent at Goodlord

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Vladimir Kurochkin
Vladimir Kurochkin

Product Manager / Squad Lead at Zopa

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Marek Kultys
Marek Kultys

Lead Product Designer at BenevolentAI

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Oana Bradulet
Oana Bradulet

Senior Product Designer at Faculty

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Mark Donalisio
Mark Donalisio

Digital & UI Designer - Creative Director

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Gonçalo Silva
Gonçalo Silva

Senior UI designer at JUST EAT

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Gytis Ceglys
Gytis Ceglys

Product Designer at Quality Compliance Systems

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Niki Forecast
Niki Forecast

Senior Product Designer at what3words

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Goldmund Byrne
Goldmund Byrne

UX and Service Design Consultant at Digital Works Group

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Martina Hodges Schell
Martina Hodges Schell

Founder of Northshore

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Ian Robinson
Ian Robinson

Head of UX Design at Secret Escapes

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Charlotte Thornton
Charlotte Thornton

Lead Designer at Heycar UK

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Saka Saddiq Nuru
Saka Saddiq Nuru

Head of Product Marketing - FinTech Ecosystems and Payments at Intuit

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Shaun Tollerton
Shaun Tollerton

Senior Product Designer at Deliveroo

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Melissa Acosta
Melissa Acosta

Senior Interaction Designer at Google Health

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Ben Marsh
Ben Marsh

UX & Design Lead at AND Digital

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Campbell Orme
Campbell Orme

Product Designer (AR) at Facebook

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Hollie Lubbock
Hollie Lubbock

Freelance UX Director

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Rachel Liu
Rachel Liu

Principal Service Designer at Pearson

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Yahya Wahbeh
Yahya Wahbeh

Head of Research & Product Analysis at Unibuddy

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Mo Baghdadi
Mo Baghdadi

Freelance Senior UI/UX Product Designer

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Laura Coffey
Laura Coffey

Member of Digital and Telecoms Expert Trade Advisory Group at DIT

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Freelance Senior UX Designer

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Anxo Cereijo Roibas
Anxo Cereijo Roibas

Freelance Senior User Researcher

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Anna Hyclak
Anna Hyclak

Senior Content Designer at Deliveroo

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Marco D'Emilia
Marco D'Emilia

Lead Designer at Trint

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Marg Laing
Marg Laing

Freelance User Researcher

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Mariano Mariño
Mariano Mariño

Freelance Senior Product Designer

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Rachel Anderson
Rachel Anderson

Design & UX Lead at Firefly Learning

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Daniel Gomes
Daniel Gomes

Senior UI/UX Motion Designer at IMDb.com

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David Standen
David Standen

Head of Product Design (UX/UI) at NewDay

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Nichola Richards
Nichola Richards

Freelance Lead Product Designer

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Saffad Khan
Saffad Khan

Product Designer at Facebook

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Zhivko Dimitrov
Zhivko Dimitrov

Freelance UX Lead

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Öznur Özkurt
Öznur Özkurt

Director of Design and Research at Genomics England

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Thomas Essl
Thomas Essl

Junior Principal Product Designer at QuantumBlack

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Riccardo Buzzotta
Riccardo Buzzotta

Senior Product Designer at Spotify

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Renee Rosen-Wakeford
Renee Rosen-Wakeford

Freelance Senior UX Designer

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Mark Opland
Mark Opland

Vice Principal of Design at Onfido

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Jason Grant
Jason Grant

CEO of Integral

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Ana Carolina Bernardo
Ana Carolina Bernardo

Senior UX Designer at Red Badger

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Sadiq Ahmed
Sadiq Ahmed

Freelance UX Consultant

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Andrea Caporale
Andrea Caporale

Design Architect at Microsoft

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Florencia Döuek
Florencia Döuek

Principal Experience Designer at Autodesk

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Rob Renton
Rob Renton

Product Design Lead at Trade Ledger™

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Niels Flindt Koelmeyer
Niels Flindt Koelmeyer

Senior Product Designer at iTech Media

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Jane Austin
Jane Austin

Chief Design Officer at Flo Health Inc.

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Aidan Hall
Aidan Hall

Product Experience Director at Go to Eleven

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Vladimir Chernosvitov
Vladimir Chernosvitov

Senior Product Designer at Luka

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Benny Zuffolini
Benny Zuffolini

Head of Design and Experience at Zego

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Dimitris Kontaris
Dimitris Kontaris

Head of User Experience at HSBC

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Divyen Sanganee
Divyen Sanganee

Senior Product Designer at Cazoo

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Emily Sappington
Emily Sappington

Product and Design Leader

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Pedro Ventura de Oliveira
Pedro Ventura de Oliveira

Lead Product Designer at checkout.com

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David Pope
David Pope

Lead UX Designer at NatWest

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Rui Barroca
Rui Barroca

Product Design Director and Founder of Mob ON Studio

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Simon Coxon
Simon Coxon

Principal Product Designer at notonthehighstreet

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