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What is Switch?
Switch is an immersive programme designed for career changers wanting to break into the world of tech - without having to learn to code. In just 5 weeks you'll learn how to become a commercial leader in tech with our industry-built and expert led curriculum.
Our programme includes 120 hours of immersive learning led by experts from the top brands in the industry, and access to discussion panels, forums, and help with career placement.
What is Switch?
An immersive programme designed for career changers who want to break into tech
Transfer your skills and experience seamlessly into the fastest growing business sector.
120 Hour Learning Programme
A 5 week full time or 20 week part time bootcamp for skill building through remote live learning.
Industry Built & Expert Led Curriculum
Taught and built by industry professionals in leading startups and scaleups across the globe - you'll learn exactly what they're doing in business today.
Career Transformation Support
In addition to career coaching throughout the course, our career services team will support you in finding and landing your next role.
I came to Switch looking for a career change - it provided me with the industry knowledge, connections, and skills - and thanks to the course’s career coaches, I even managed to land my first tech job!
I wish had known sooner that I could be doing the same customer support job that I'm experienced at, only make £10k more in salary.
Join the fastest growing business sector, in a seamless journey tailored for you.
Full Time Course
Monday-Friday, 9-5, 5 weeks, Remote
Part Time Course
Monday & Thursday, 5-9, 20 weeks, Remote
"Innovative business education for millennials who want to learn and grow."
"A learning experience so engaging it's addictive"
"Jolt offers entrepreneurs the option to get a general understanding of many areas of business so you can avoid making costly mistakes."
"A high-end, in-person and affordable higher education platform"
What to Expect
The switch programme is 160 hours of skill building and learning which can be split into 5 parts.
9:00 – 9:30
Networking & Coffee
Meet your fellow students, chat and get ready for the day ahead
9:30 – 11:00
Intro to tech jobs for non techies, companies and team structures
Gain an understanding of how startups are setup from the Head of HR at EX.CO
11:00 – 11:30
Break & Mindfulness Moment
You’re in for an intense few weeks, retraining isn’t easy. We’ve added regular guided mindfulness breaks to the programme to look after your brain.
11:30 – 13:00
Lean Startup: How to build and launch a new product
Interactive workshop led by an industry expert
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
Create Your Career Development Plan
Interactive workshop with a career consultant
15:30 – 16:00
Your cohort will become your accountabilty club - get to know them, discuss what you’ve learned, check in on eachother, keep each other on the path to success
17:00 – 18:30
Founder’s Fireside Chat
Ask the founder of a high growth startup all the things you want to know about building something from the ground up. Get insights into how they approach hiring and the qualities they look for in their team.
I have learned so much that will essentially revolutionise how I apply for jobs and sell myself.
Alastair Tohill August 2020 batch
Frequently Asked Questions
Who teaches the Jolt Switch programme?
The programme is taught by industry professionals from leading startups and scaleups across the globe. You’ll be learning *exactly* what they’re doing in their business today.
Do you offer any kind of post-graduation assistance?
Yes, once you’ve graduated we’ll check in with you to see how you’re getting along and how we can assist you in your job search.
What kind of employers hire Jolt students?
Our students are now working at a variety of tech companies and startups/scaleups including Gett, Monzo, Microsoft, Amazon, and Deskforce.
How does career support at Jolt work?
In addition to career coaching throughout the course from tech veterans from AirBnB and LinkedIn, our career services team will support you in finding and landing your next role.
What do I need in order to take part in the remote course?
You’ll need a good wifi connection, a laptop, a space where you can concentrate and your mic and camera on. That’s it - we’ll do the rest!
Where can I attend Jolt’s Switch programme?
Currently all our programmes are taught live, remotely. So, we’ll be online, you can be anywhere!
Do I need any specific experience to apply for Jolt’s Switch programme?
We recommend having a degree and 2 years commercial experience OR 4 years commercial experience for joining the programme. The main thing you need is an interest in business and the motivation to learn.
Is there a deadline to apply for Jolt’s Switch programme?
If there are still places in the class, you can apply to join up until the day before class starts.
What’s the Switch programme application process?
Step 1: Application form - Tell us why you want to Switch and what you’ll bring to the cohort Step 2: Admissions call -A call with an admissions coach to discuss your goals. You’ll cover career goals, career history, and deep dive into your application form answers Step 3: Case Study Exercise - You'll present a solution to a failing company to help turn it around.
How much does Jolt’s Switch programme cost?
The full programme costs £1,990 for either the full-time or part-time option. To secure your place you’ll need to pay a £250 deposit with the balance due after graduation.
How big are the classes?
Each cohort is made up of 18 students. We keep the groups small so there’s ample opportunity to ask questions, interact with each other and reap the benefits of a more tailored programme.
Who will I be learning alongside during Jolt’s Switch programme?
You’ll be studying alongside a small group of like-minded professionals with ambitions to join the tech world. We curate each cohort to make sure everyone on the programme can learn from and add value to each other.
How long does it take to graduate?
There are two options. You can study the intensive, full time, bootcamp and finish the course in 5 weeks. Or the second option, for those who want to study alongside other commitments, is the part-time evening course which takes 21 weeks to complete.
What kind of certificate do I get from Jolt?
You’ll receive a certificate of completion once you’ve finished the course.
How frequently is the curriculum updated?
Our course is taught live, by professionals still working in business today. This means the workshops are designed to be completely up-to-date with the times - you’re learning as they’re doing. The curriculum is reviewed on a regular basis to add and remove topics based on the current job market.
What is the schedule like for the Switch programme?
For the full time course you’ll be studying from 9 - 5pm with wellbeing and lunch breaks from Monday to Friday. There will also be optional evening events to keep up your momentum. The part-time evening programme is scheduled for evenings on the same two days each week for 21 weeks. There will also be optional evening events on separate days for this course.
Applying to tech jobs, I was always told I lacked experience in the industry, and I didn't want to settle for entry level. Switch solved this, like an accelerator for a tech relevant resume.