People from disadvantaged backgrounds that are:
Single Parents with low income
Experiencing mental health, learning or physical disabilities
Ex-offenders experiencing discrimination or difficulties of re-integration to society
People living below the local poverty line
Minorities experiencing discrimination to gain thriving careers
Women experiencing discrimination to gain thriving careers
Long-term unemployed without career prospects
Can refugees work?
Refugees have the right to work. There are no restrictions on the type of work they can do, so their job types can vary - they may earn a decent wage or have a minimum wage job.
Can asylum seekers work?
It depends on the country. In the UK asylum seekers do not have the right to work.
CYF welcomes applications from wide range of backgrounds. The volunteer teams for each course are responsible for determining the qualifications that are appropriate for admission.
The general minimum institutional requirements are:
Applicants must meet age requirements specified for a course at the time of applying.
Applicants must be from a disadvantaged background.
Applicants must meet English Language Requirements specified for a course.
Applicants must be able to commit to a course for its entire duration.
Applicants must be able to commit to all required sessions and time requirements specified by the course.
When considering a student we look at the following areas
Can land a job as a developer
Is interview ready
Knows how to make a CV
Communicates well with recruiters and hiring managers
Strong English language skills, can express themselves and their ideas/questions/technical projects in English
Remote communication skills
Feels comfortable reaching out and asking questions
Communicates proactively and follows through
Inquisitive and curious
Seeks out answers on their own
Quick learning ability
Excited and open to new challenges/learning
Iterates and experiments to find answers
Professional workplace skills
Understands what is expected of them in a workplace
Can manage up
Ability to manage their time well, prioritize tasks, and follow through
Seeks out feedback from others, receives and gives feedback well, integrates feedback
Flexible/deals well with ambiguity
Participates in the CYF community
Shares knowledge - returns as a mentor or coach
Technical/Full stack skills
Some technical abilities
Brings valuable contributions to technical projects
Confident about learning