A fast-track route into tech opens up in Scotland

Training and talent provider QA launches innovative tech-career development programme in Glasgow.

QA has today announced the launch of a 12-week intensive virtual training programme in Glasgow. The initiative follows a successful pilot in London, and is set to equip delegates with key, in-demand skills that will help them fast-track their career in technology.

The training programme is specifically targeted at individuals who have an interest in the tech industry, but perhaps have only ever pursued it in their spare time or in more junior-level roles. It's intended to help them reskill, fast-tracking them into more senior IT roles. Candidates do not need to have any formal IT qualifications; all they need is the aptitude to succeed, along with passion and enthusiasm for technology.

The first group comprises 12 delegates, aged between 20 and 50, who started their training virtually this week. After their 12 weeks of training, each delegate will secure a full-time job with QA, working on site with clients including the Scottish Government. Candidates are also awarded industry-recognised certifications upon the completion of their training and are given further opportunities to learn and develop.  

The programme offers a unique opportunity for people to retrain or progress in their career at a particularly difficult time for the wider jobs market.    

Srikanth Iyengar, Chief Client Officer at QA, says:

“I am excited and proud to be taking our career-fast-track programme to Scotland. For me it represents a win/win scenario. There is a real need for people to reskill, especially in tech, and it is becoming increasingly urgent in our current climate as businesses are under pressure to digitally innovate and reinvent themselves. On top of that we have a glut of people with a desire to get back into high-demand technology careers and learn the latest skills to do so successfully. This programme meets both of those needs.”



QA is the UK’s leading tech talent and training organisation. We are true specialists in technology – providing a comprehensive suite of talent and training services helping individuals and companies to be winners in the digital revolution.

More than 270,000 people learned with QA last year. We deliver services to over 6,000 corporate clients, representing over 85% of the FTSE 250. Our London campus is the largest professional training facility for technology skills in Europe and we have 22 other state-of-the-art training sites. We have leading practices in Agile, Cyber Security, Cloud and DevOps – as well as many other tech specialisms – and attract some of the very best technology trainers from across the globe. In addition, our deep-rooted vendor partnerships mean that we deliver 70% of the UK’s cloud training and are a Microsoft Gold delivery partner.

We specialise in the people side of tech transformation – our training programmes help businesses to upskill or reskill their existing employees and our talent services are used to identify, recruit and skill-up diverse tech talent for our clients.

This unique combination of training and talent services means we command an exclusive position as the go-to educator for the world’s tech giants.

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