Build your new career
with confidence,
backed by our Job Guarantee

You’ll land a job in your new field within 6 months
of graduation – or we’ll refund your tuition.
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Build your new career
with confidence,
backed by our Job Guarantee

What is the Job Guarantee?

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.

Graduate outcomes

5546
The total number of graduates who have completed CareerFoundry career change programs and courses.
$15,229
The average salary increase that a CareerFoundry graduate achieves in their first role after graduation.
78 days
The average amount of time it takes a CareerFoundry graduate to land their first job in their new field after graduation.

What makes the Job Guarantee possible?

The aim of everything we do is to equip you with the skills and experience you’ll need to build your dream career – and we know it works! As a CareerFoundry student, you’ll develop a professional portfolio with 1:1 mentorship, gain a specialized skillset, and refine your job search strategy and skills through personalized career coaching and support.
Porfolio developement
Every project you complete will contribute to your professional portfolio – a collection of projects that showcases your new skillset and catches the attention of the right employers.
Dual mentorship
Along the way, your tutor and mentor will be there to share their insights, and provide detailed project reviews to ensure that your work is up to industry standards.
Specializations
You’ll also develop a highly competitive skillset. Our specialization courses focus on cutting-edge disciplines within your new industry that set you apart in the job market.
Job preparation
The Job Prep Course will give you full access to our Career Support Center – which includes a job application tracker, an interview simulator, media library, and more.
Career coaching
During the Job Prep Course, you’ll also work 1:1 with a career specialist to formulate a job search strategy, refine your application materials, and even prepare for interviews!

Career changers all over the world are eligible for our Job Guarantee

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 recieve the same degree of 1:1 support from your career specialist as you prepare to launch your new career!

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What are the eligibility requirements?

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

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What our graduates say about the Job Guarantee

The tech job market since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

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.

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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.

Bina Mehta, Chair, KPMG in the UK

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FAQ

1.    Where is the Job Guarantee offered?

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.

2.    Can my application be tailored to find jobs outside of the United States?

Yes, we can help you tailor your job application to countries outside of the United States.

3.    Will my career specialist be based in my time zone?

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.

4.    What does CareerFoundry consider a “job”?

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.

5.    How long is the Job Preparation course?

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.

6.    When does the job search period begin?

The job search period starts once you’ve graduated from your program and completed the Job Preparation Course.

7.    Do I need a college degree, specific skills or relevant experience before the course to get a job?

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.

8.    Can I choose what kind of job I want to apply for?

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.

9.    Do I need to accept the first job offer I receive?

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.

10.    What kind of job can I expect to have after the program if I have no prior experience?

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.

11.    Can I still change careers and find a job even if I’m in my 50s or wiser?

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

12.    Can you guarantee a particular salary? How do I know how much I’ll earn?

While we can’t guarantee a particular salary, we know our graduates are very successful at landing jobs at or above the median income for their field and local market. To find out how much you could earn, you can check out sites such as Payscale and Glassdoor.

13.    What if I live in a small town or an area that’s not covered by the Job Guarantee?

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.

14.    What if I don’t live in a tech city?

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.

15.    What kind of perks do I receive as part of the CareerFoundry community when it comes to finding a job?

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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