Changing careers is a big step to take! But with your passion and motivation, and the rigorously practical, fully mentored learning experience of our career change programs – we’re confident that you can build a career you love.
We offer the Job Guarantee because we know that our programs do exactly what we’ve designed them to do – empower people to transform their careers.
If you’re eligible for the Job Guarantee, you’ll receive a 100% tuition refund if you don’t land a job in your new field within 6 months of completing the program.
The Job Guarantee is proof of our confidence in you and in the effectiveness of our career-change programs.
If you're eligible for the Job Guarantee, you'll receive a 100% tuition refund if you don’t land a job in your new field within 6 months of completing the program.
The Job Guarantee is available to students and graduates looking to forge careers in metropolitan areas across the globe. As a CareerFoundry student, you’ll be paired with a career specialist who knows the job market in your area. They’ll provide location-specific advice and feedback on your job search strategy and application materials.
Don’t live in a metropolitan area in one of these countries?
If you don’t live in (or you’re unable to relocate to) one of these areas, you may not be eligible for the Job Guarantee – but you’ll receive the same degree of 1:1 support from your career specialist as you prepare to launch your new career!
There are criteria for students to meet in order to be eligible for the Job Guarantee. These are based on what we know helps our graduates succeed in the job market. You’re eligible for the Job Guarantee as long as:
✓You’re at least 18 years of age, with at least a high school diploma or equivalent
✓You live in (or be willing to relocate to) an eligible metropolitan area
✓You’re open to both remote and on-site/in-person positions
✓You’ve completed your program and paid your tuition in full
✓You’ve completed the Job Prep Course, kept in touch with your career specialist, and followed their job search advice
If you’re unhappy in what you’re currently doing and if you don’t want to be doing what you’re currently doing, what do you have to lose? CareerFoundry has a job guarantee. If you don’t get a job within six months of graduating, you get your money back (as long as you meet a few requirements), so you haven’t lost anything. It’s a win-win situation.
Junior UX Designer at BBC iPlayer
CareerFoundry came up amongst many other famous school names when I started searching for an online course. The job guarantee really stood out to me. I also liked the one-to-one mentorship model and the fact that I could study in my own time, while still working full-time.
Service Design Director at Pegasystems
When looking for a course, the offline options that I found in my area were very short courses, and I wanted something more comprehensive. That’s what I liked about the CareerFoundry course; I felt that it was very complete. I also felt more secure with the job guarantee.
Product Designer at fashionTrade
There’s no denying that Covid-19 pandemic has introduced many challenges to the tech world. But the pandemic has also coincided with marked job growth in many professions – including information technology, (which is an umbrella that encompasses in-demand tech careers like UX and UI design, web development, data analytics, digital marketing, and more.
The pandemic has placed a huge focus on the importance of technology in our daily lives. The move towards new remote and hybrid working arrangements, new spending priorities for businesses around IT infrastructure, automation and the huge shift to online retail, are likely to provide a long-term boost to sales and investment in the tech sector.
There are many ways in which our students find jobs after graduating, but working with your career specialist is the best way to ensure success in your job search.
Many of our students start full-time jobs after the program, while others begin their careers in apprenticeships/internship programs, or choose to pursue freelancing before they move into full-time roles. In addition to the support of your career specialist, you’ll have access to our exclusive CareerHub—an alumni job board built by some of our very own graduates, where you’ll be able to find jobs from our alumni and employer network.
58% of CareerFoundry graduates find work by directly applying to publicly posted positions; 27% find work through networking and referrals; and 15% end up with a job as a result of a recruiter contacting them.
No matter where you’re from or what your career goals are, your career specialist will help you navigate the path that works best for you. Together, you’ll develop and implement a strategy for how to find the right jobs with the right employers, start networking, and get noticed by employers online.
We currently guarantee jobs to people living in metropolitan areas in the following countries: USA, Canada, European Union & European Free Trade Area member countries such as the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Yes, we can help you tailor your job application to countries outside of the United States.
You’ll be working directly with a career specialist in or near your timezone, so they’ll be knowledgeable about the job market in the location(s) of the jobs you’re applying for.
We consider a “job” to be either A) a full-time position at a company, or B) a part-time position, paid internship, or freelance job amounting to more than 15 hours of work per week.
Some graduates with relevant experience find more senior roles and some do internships or extra projects throughout the program to increase their chances of finding a position.
The course takes approximately one month to complete. It is an important requirement to meet if you want to be eligible for the Job Guarantee and must be completed within 30 days of finishing your career change program If you are not seeking eligibility for the Job Guarantee, you are not required to take this course.
The job search period starts once you’ve graduated from your program and completed the Job Preparation Course.
We require students to have a high school diploma – but apart from that, you don’t don’t need any other qualifications or skills.
Since applying for jobs is about knowing how to access and navigate the job market, your career specialist will work with you individually to help you understand and identify suitable roles to apply for. These will be jobs that align with your skills and experience, and you’ll learn how to create applications which highlight how your transferable skills are relevant to the field you’ve studied in.
Our students apply to a variety of positions depending on what their career goals are. This may include anything from internships to senior level positions. Your career specialist will work with you to identify opportunities that align with your experience and objectives.
Since there are many reasons why you may or may not want to accept the first job offer you get, we assess this on a case by case basis.
Our students end up in a variety of different roles after graduation. Some students get jobs as junior developers or designers, while others take on a contract, freelance role, or internship for a few months to build their skills and portfolio before moving into a full-time position.
Our graduates vary in age from their early 20s to their 60s. It’s possible to successfully change careers at any time in your life. Ageism is a problem in many industries, and tech can feel quite skewed in this regard, but we’ve found that graduates over 50 are very successful when they know how to frame their previous work experience and transferable skills – and when they keep an open mind, as any career changer should do!
Having more years and work experience behind you can actually give you an advantage. You have a different perspective than your 20 or 30-something colleagues – and that is highly valuable in the tech industry.If you’d like to read more about this, check out Jeff’s story, a pastor, who discovered UX Design later in life
If you don’t live in an area covered by our Job guarantee or you’re not within a reasonable commuting distance, you still have access to the full support of our career services team. You’ll still complete the Job Preparation course, be assigned a career specialist, and work on your job search – we just can’t guarantee you a role.
We get it – not all our students live in San Francisco or New York. Part of working with a career specialist is learning where to look for roles and it might not be where you think. Digitization and emerging technology trends mean businesses across a huge range of industries are looking for professionals with the skills we teach.
For example, big corporate entities, consulting agencies, government organisations, manufacturers and other kinds of suppliers are all looking for designers and developers to take them to the next level.
As part of the CareerFoundry community, you’ll be able to connect with a diverse, global group of tech professionals as you transition into your new careers together. You’ll also have access to online and inperson career events that focus on topics that are useful to your career development.
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