BrainStation’s UK flagship campus in East London features 10,000-square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, event space, and even a rooftop terrace for students to enjoy! Whether you’re interested in their in-person or online learning experience, get a peek at what UK students can expect from this London campus in Shoreditch. Plus, the BrainStation team delves into how the program is connected to both local and international hiring partners in order to give their students the best career opportunities.
The London Campus is BrainStation’s flagship location in the UK – what is it like?
BrainStation London is located on Rivington Street in the East End of London in Shoreditch. In recent years, Shoreditch has become an innovation hub, welcoming numerous tech companies such as Cisco, Amazon, Google, and Intel, making it the best neighborhood in London to be immersed in technology, and a natural choice for BrainStation London’s campus.
The 10,000-square foot campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, an open concept event space, broadcast studios for online learning, offices, and a rooftop terrace for students and staff to enjoy. The architecture is unique, with a spiral staircase connecting the two floors of the space, and skylights bringing in lots of natural light – making the campus a bright, inspiring place to learn.
What is the London tech scene like in 2023?
Over the past several years, London has secured its spot in the global technology scene. With 9 million people, London is one of the most populous and diverse cities in Europe, attracting top talent from all over the world to work for the increasing number of global tech companies that are calling this city home. The city's population has been steadily growing in recent years, fueling economic growth and driving demand for new technologies and services.
London's reputation as a center for tech and innovation continues to grow, driving Fortune 500 companies and smaller startups alike to expand their operations into the city. Multinational powerhouses like Unilever, HSBC, and Diageo started in the UK and continue to maintain their headquarters in London. In addition, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have set up shop in the city, attracted by its vibrant tech scene, diverse talent pool, and business-friendly environment.
Compared to all other European cities, London has the most venture capital per person, making it a hotspot for tech entrepreneurs. This has led to a surge in new startups, which are creating jobs and driving economic growth. In fact, London ranks fourth globally for tech venture capital investment with over $10 billion.
With the growth of London's tech sector, there remains a high demand for skilled tech professionals. There are currently thousands of open tech roles in the city, ranging from software developers and data scientists to cybersecurity experts. This presents an opportunity for tech professionals to advance their careers and contribute to the city's thriving tech ecosystem.
Why is London the right location for BrainStation?
BrainStation has had great success delivering digital education to individuals and companies throughout North America. BrainStation London was a natural next step to extend our impact in Europe to enable even more people to access this innovative approach to digital skills education.
Since it’s located in the heart of Shoreditch, BrainStation is poised to become a key player in London's thriving tech ecosystem. Our presence in Shoreditch is a natural complement to the tech growth of the area and the city – by providing professionals and businesses with access to in-demand digital skills training, BrainStation is helping to fuel the growth of the city's tech sector and cement London's position as a global leader in innovation and technology.
What sets the London campus apart from other bootcamps in the city?
Across all BrainStation campuses, it is our mission to deliver the highest quality learning experience to our students. This is ingrained into every aspect of the space; beautiful classrooms designed for digital skills training and state-of-the-art event spaces for networking with like-minded professionals. With more and more bootcamps moving fully online, maintaining a physical space for students, educators, and industry professionals to congregate, learn, and network is very important to us.
What bootcamps and courses does BrainStation offer at its London campus?
We offer all of our bootcamps in person at our London campus: Data Science, User Experience (UX) Design, and Software Engineering.
For those interested in professional development through our part-time certificate courses, you can learn Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Marketing, UX Design, Product Management, and more!
What kinds of instructors can students expect to learn from at the London campus?
BrainStation’s instructors are world-class industry experts, and the London campus is no different. BrainStation students can expect to learn from digital leaders at top companies including Google, AWS, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Twitch, BBC, and Meta – to name a few. Our standard of instructors does not change from campus to campus, and all BrainStation instructors have ample real-world experience at globally-recognized brands.
Does BrainStation have partnerships with London-based tech companies to help graduates land a job quickly after bootcamp?
BrainStation's commitment to providing top-quality digital skills training extends beyond just the curriculum and facilities at our London campus. Our instructors, hiring partners, and subject matter experts are all carefully chosen from some of the leading organizations in the industry, ensuring that BrainStation students receive the most up-to-date and relevant training possible.
This focus on quality is reflected in our extensive network of hiring partners, which includes many of the world's leading companies operating in London. BrainStation has hiring partners at Meta, Bumble, Electronic Arts, and Shopify in the UK, as well as more London-centric brands like Babylon Health and Monzo Bank. By partnering with these companies, we’re able to provide our students and alumni with unparalleled networking opportunities and access to some of the most exciting and rewarding job opportunities in the tech industry.
What sort of jobs have you seen BrainStation graduates getting in London?
BrainStation has built a highly engaged network of over 7,000 Hiring Partners around the world to support our students with their job search after graduation. This includes both global and local companies across industries.
BrainStation bootcamps are project-based, giving graduates the opportunity to build and develop a portfolio of projects to showcase the skills they have developed. Students take part in Industry Projects and Demo Days among other networking events that provide opportunities for them to present their projects, portfolios, and skill sets to hiring partners and prospective employers. In the initial months after graduating from our bootcamps, our students have access to structured support through our Career Accelerator Program to help them land their first roles in the industry.
Alumni from our London bootcamps and courses work for companies such as Alexander McQueen, American Express, EY, Sky, King, and Octopus Energy.
Overall, BrainStation's London campus is more than just a place to learn digital skills – it is a hub for innovation, collaboration, and growth. Whether you are an individual looking to upskill or completely transform your career, BrainStation's London campus has everything you need to succeed in today's fast-paced digital economy.
Find out more and read BrainStation reviews on Course Report. This article was produced by the Course Report team in partnership with BrainStation.
Jess Feldman is the Content Manager at Course Report. As a lifelong learner, Jess is passionate about education — She loves learning and sharing insights about tech bootcamps and career changes with the Course Report community. Jess received a M.F.A. in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and lives in southern Maine.
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