Springboard's UX Career Track is a web bootcamp with a difference. It has been designed with careers in mind, so you'll come away armed with everything you need to snap up your first paid job in this in-demand sector. There's an intensive online course for you to work through at your own pace, a dedicated mentor for guidance, and an industry design project to help you apply your skills in the real world. And if you don't get a job within six months of completing the course, Springboard will give you your money back.
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There are plenty of design courses out there, but many are long and very expensive, and few guarantee a job at the end. Springboard’s mission is to bridge the skills gap. Its UX Career Track gives you the skills, support and experience you need to snag a top job in UX at a reasonable price, in just six months.
What can I expect from the course?
Springboard's courses encourage you to learn the knowledge you need at your own pace by working through its online classes, which include articles, video tutorials, coursework and hands-on projects. The programme has been shaped with input from hiring managers, so it covers the skills companies are actually looking for right now, including user research, design thinking, prototyping and design sprints.
The course should take around 15-20 hours a week, but this flexibility means you can fit your study around your commitments, without feeling rushed or having to worry about missing things.
You won't be on your own, either. You'll have a mentor assigned to you, who'll support and guide you through weekly calls. They will help you set, track, and meet goals, and make sure your progress stays on track. There's also a career coach to help you navigate the tricky world of recruitment and make sure you find the right job for you.
It's not all theoretical: you’ll spend 40 hours working with a real client on a design problem. The aim of this industry design project is to help put your new skills and knowledge into practice. You'll use it to start building your portfolio, and come away with the real-world experience crucial for you to hit the ground running in your new career.
If you don’t get a job within six months, Springboard will actually refund your tuition fees. Past Springboard graduates have snagged jobs at companies including Facebook, Google and IBM, so we're talking major roles here, too.
The course is ideally suited to those with a background in graphic design, social sciences, or web development. If that sounds like you, you could be turning your existing skills into a brand new career in this exciting, in-demand sector in no time. Visit Springboard to find out more about the UX Career Track (opens in new tab), and sign up.