Our mission is to provide pathways for people from diverse backgrounds to develop their careers in technology and consulting.

The Academy was created to provide an entry pathway into BJSS for people from the widest possible range of backgrounds. We provide opportunities for apprentices, returners, retrainers, career switchers, and graduates, as well as helping existing BJSS people develop their skills in other specialisms.

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Our Academy started in 2015. Since then we delivered our first BJSS-wide Engineering Academy in 2019 and we’ve been improving and expanding the programme ever since.

Delivered in four weeks at our head office in Leeds, our first cohort enjoyed an intense curriculum designed to provide a solid foundation across multiple concepts and principles in the software engineering lifecycle.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020, we were determined to continue and pivoted to an entirely online Academy delivery model.


In 2021, we added Data, Platform, Consulting, and Design to the range of courses we offer, delivering to more people than ever before.

We also welcomed the first of many Apprentices.

Hybrid working had become more widespread, and we had to adapt to reflect that. Where we'd previously only been offering courses in person or fully remote, in 2022 we switched to a hybrid-learning style, comprising some days in an office with the rest of the group, and other days fully remote helping people learn how to communicate and work effectively at distance - the way many engagements are delivered nowadays.

From our first intake in 2015, we were now introducing more than 150 people a year into the world of consultancy.


In 2021, the BJSS Academy was recognised for its work in "actively supporting women into the tech industry" by the Princess Royal Training Awards.

The JobCrowd also ranked us as one of the best companies in the UK for graduates to work at. This award is particularly special as it is based on feedback from our alumni about what we deliver.


Want to be part of of the exciting and unpredictable future of technology? Got a passion for technology, design, or consultancy? 

Why not get in touch with us, or explore all our Academies and find out more.

The Academy was an amazing experience that helped prepare me for starting as an engineer at BJSS. We got experience working as a team, as well as learning the fundamental skills needed as a Software Engineer. The diverse team is super supportive and create a great environment to work in.”
Romy, Graduate Software Engineer