Get work experience

Our work experience programme allows 16-19 year olds to gain valuable, real work experience while they are still in sixth form or college. After a rigorous selection process a small number are selected to join a development team, formed specifically to complete a 3 month project.

Learn to code

We run a variety of coding workshops for beginners and improvers

Tutorial-based workshops will introduce coding with one technology and project-based workshops will provide an opportunity for you to develop your own projects with our support.

Be inspired

Project days, hack events, competitions, trips, careers

In school, in college, in the community

Choose from the opportunities we advertise or ask us to design a bespoke learning experience for your young people.

Business support

We can help your business with

recruitment of young developers, volunteer opportunities, training, CSR opportunities, small development projects.

About @futureCodersSE ×

Started in 2016, @futureCodersSE aims to create great coders and to link them with employers. We work with young people, aged between 16 and 24. We help them learn to code through our education programme, of hackathons, coding workshops, project workshops and careers events. We help them to become more skilled and more employable through our work experience programme. We certify their skills, attitudes and behaviours in line with the SFIA skills framework and introduce them to employers.

We don't pretend coding is easy and we encourage all our young participants to work hard, to practice their skills and so to improve. We know that this has benefits in terms of employability and digital literacy.

We work with schools, colleges, youth organisations and businesses to identify, encourage and develop young people. Young people can apply directly to be part of our work-experience programme, or might be identified and encouraged through our education programme. Our certification process can help employers have more confidence in recruiting a young person.

Our mission...

Is to increase the number of UK educated, skilled, young developers in the talent pool to help digital businesses in the UK thrive for generations to come.

Our team...

Emily Orton, Director Karen Scott, Director Maggy Burns, Volunteer Anthony Funai, Student Jamie Knott, Student

Opportunities for the over 14s

If you want to get ahead, learn, network, build a portfolio, get work experience, we have a range of opportunities to help

For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, and to reserve a place - email

  • More info: here ..or email


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Book a set of workshops

Up to 10 places are available on our

9th to 12th April 2018, from 10am to 1pm each day at Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham.

We hope that you will find the workshops interesting, fun and useful. Please find information about your payment below:

  • A deposit of £15 secures your place on the workshop series and is non-returnable*.
  • A balance payment of £60 is due before the first session

Please visit the Eventbrite listing for this workshop series to reserve your place (maximum 10 places available)

If you have any queries at all about this payment, please email or phone 07791769048

* in the event that there are not enough places secured to make the course viable, all payments will be returned in full.

Reservation a workshop place on Eventbrite

FAQs ×

If you don't find what you are looking for here, please email, we will be really happy to help.

Testimonials ×

High-quality, meaningful, project-based, work experience for college/sixth form students.

We recruit students to work on our projects from start to finish.

Students work with professionals and industry volunteers and develop their technical and soft skills.

Work experience model

If you are interested in applying for work experience, have a look at the FAQs page then get in touch. Email:

Outreach Coding Workshops Outreach

Our coding workshops can be run in the community, in school or in college.

They help us to identify and encourage young people who might benefit from our work experience programme and who might make great developers in the future.

Take a look at our current workshops

Beautiful Data -- Alexa Skills -- Greenfoot Games

Contact us for more information at:


We will work with businesses to encourage more software developer related work experience placements, apprenticeships and job openings for young people.

After up to a year with us, our participants have already proved their level of skill, employability and commitment to the industry. We assess and accredit our young developers against Level 2 on the Skills Framework for the Information Age

We can help your business to find new junior developer talent.

Your business can help us by lending us volunteer developers (great for Continuing Professional Development) or by hosting a work experience project or by sponsoring a young person through the programme.

Take a look at our recruitment support offer

and for more information contact

Outreach Coding Workshops Outreach

If you want to get ahead, learn, network, build a portfolio, get work experience, we have a range of opportunities to help

Past events include trips to MozFest and to ngGirls and an Alexa-themed hackathon at Robert Napier school

For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, please email

  • More info: here ..or email


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Dragon Co-working, St George Hotel, 6-8 New Road Avenue, CHATHAM, Kent ME4 6BB

Contact phone: 07791 769048

Company No: 10593417

UKPRN: 10066746