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AWS re/Start program

Launch a career in technology with AWS re/Start

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We are not currently taking applications for this program.

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time skills development program to jump-start your career in cloud computing. A technology background is not required, and the program is focused on people in Wales aged 18+ who are unemployed and keen to re-train.

You’ll learn all the essentials for a successful career in cloud computing. There are lots of exciting opportunities in this field of technology, and qualified cloud engineers are in high demand. The course covers everything from coding languages and technical knowledge to employment skills that will help you achieve your potential. At the end of the program, you’ll take your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam.

How long is the course?

12 Weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

How much is it?


Absolutely nothing to pay

Is there a qualification?


as an AWS Cloud Practitioner

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Connect with Welsh tech employers

DevOpsGroup Academy has teamed up with AWS re/Start to offer this tuition online. Through practical training, workshops and coursework, you’ll gain all the necessary skills for an entry-level cloud role. You’ll also develop wider professional skills such as adaptive communication, time management and CV building, as well as support in preparing for employer meetings and interviews.

At the end of the course, we will connect you with companies that are hiring cloud engineers and other similar roles. We’ll also support you through the job application process, and help you transition into working life.

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What your journey to the cloud will look like:

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Access practical training to develop core skills

Join a local group of 25 people in full-time, online training provided free of charge by DevOpsGroup Academy.

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Build capabilities aligned to AWS Certification

We’ll help you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam; AWS covers the cost of the exam itself.

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Connect with businesses looking for cloud engineers

We’ll provide CV and interview coaching to help you prepare for employer meetings and interviews.

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a way of accessing computing resources via the internet. It means businesses only use what they need when they need it, so it’s more cost-efficient than traditional computing. It also offers new and more effective ways for businesses to manage computer-based processes and software development.

So, what is ‘the cloud’? When people talk about the cloud, they’re generally referring to hyperscale cloud computing providers (such as AWS).

To learn more about Cloud computing read our tutorial.

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Did you know?

£25 - £30K

Is the average starting salary for a Cloud engineer

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What skills will I learn?

Through hands-on interactive sessions, you’ll learn technical and behavioural skills as well as developing the mindset for a successful cloud computing career.

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Technical skills –

  • How cloud computing works
  • AWS Cloud skills
  • Use of different programing languages
  • All skills required for AWS Certification
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Behaviour & Mindset skills -

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

Course requirements:

  • Aged 18+
  • Not currently in education, training, or employment
  • Can demonstrate your interest and passion for a career in technology
  • Have the legal right to work and live in the UK
  • Live in Wales
  • Available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full-time job straight after your graduation!
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Why DevOpsGroup Academy?

Our trainers are not just trainers, they’re practitioners. When they’re not in the classroom, they’re onsite with DevOpsGroup clients delivering digital transformation work. We also have a wealth of experience with AWS, being an Advanced Consulting Partner. We use these tools every day, so we know what we’re talking about!

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We are not currently taking applications for this program.

Questions? Reach out!

If you have any questions, drop our team a message and they will do their best to answer them.

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