South Bank Innovation

Net Zero Future Bootcamp

Our fully-funded Net Zero Future Bootcamps invite technically-minded individuals and sustainable startups to enhance their green skills and explore green career paths. Each session equips participants with sustainable engineering principles from leading London South Bank University academics and employment specialists

Net Zero Future Bootcamp
Environmental Awareness
South Bank Innovation
Free (with certain entry requirements)
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Course description:

Build your career with Net Zero Knowledge

This is a fully-funded five-week Green Skills Bootcamp for technically-minded people and sustainable start-ups from London South Bank University (LSBU).

On the hunt for the future workers, leaders and innovators, these bootcamps offer real world employable skills in sustainable engineering - from solar power to the circular economy.

The next group of 12 participants will be starting on:

  • 2nd September 2024

They are supported by the Mayor of London and HM Government, Department for Education

What will I learn?

This is a crash course in applied sustainability and the future of engineering. You'll be taught solar power systems, the hydrogen economy and fuel cells, and modelling the green process. Everything to prepare you for the future of design.

  • Week 1 - Green Skills in Context
  • Week 2 & 3 - Engineering for Solar Power
  • Week 4 - Batteries, Fuel Cells and Electrochemistry
  • Week 5 - Engineering Modelling for Sustainable Futures

Wrap around employability support

Whilst working with the experts you'll also get a behind the scenes glimpse at how to access industry. Working with LSBU's employability team you'll receive:

  • Interview training
  • CV masterclasses & clinics
  • 1-2-1 guidance and employer talks
  • Employer and entrepreneurial talks
  • Introductions to MS Office

What you need to know

  • Spaces are limited so check you meet the requirements.
  • The bootcamp runs Monday - Wednesday for five weeks. Working with LSBU's practitioners, you'll come away with the skills, confidence and knowledge to design the future of engineering.
  • The courses is based at LSBU campus in Southwark, but there will be a small part of it delivered online.
  • These courses are open to anyone living in London with secondary school Maths and computer literacy. You will get the most out of these sessions if you already have an enthusiasm for technical subjects.
  • The bootcamp starts on 2nd September 2024. It is completely free thanks to support from the Mayor of London and HM Government.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unemployed and living in London
  • Aged 19 or over
  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths
  • Computer literate
  • Committed to 5-week bootcamp
  • Interested in technical subjects

Here's what some of our bootcamp graduates had to say

"It was really interesting to learn more about the different materials and structures of PV cells. I really enjoyed the labs where we got to speak to current PhD students, see some of their projects and the machines, and ask them questions."

"Teaching was excellent - both Ben and Henrique made the content and lessons very engaging. The topic was interesting and felt like a good mix of things this week between labs, lectures, group work. The data lesson I quite enjoyed but I can imagine it's a marmite lesson. The workshop rooms upstairs in the Hub are a great space."                                                                                                                                                                                       

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