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AWS re/Start for Women in Saudi Arabia

Skills City, one of the UK’s leading technology training providers, is launching an exclusive fully funded AWS re/Start program for women in Saudi Arabia.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is investing over $5.3 billion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has committed to training up to 4,000 women in AWS.

In partnership with Skills City, it empowers women in tech in Saudi Arabia with a tailored cloud engineering program starting on May 28th 2024. 

Apply now to: 

  • Launch your career in tech with an AWS qualification 
  • Secure a guaranteed interview with tech employers in KSA and the UK 
  • Receive an exclusive fully funded program for women in Saudi Arabia


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The AWS re/Start program prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. A technology background is not required to apply. The program is free to the learner and focused on helping unemployed or underemployed individuals launch a new career.

Through coursework and hands-on labs, using real world scenarios, learners gain the technical skills they need for entry to mid-level cloud roles. AWS re/Start also provides learners with professional skills training like resume and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and job interviews.


This program is for candidates who have:
  • Availability to attend training sessions for 14 weeks full-time starting on May 28th (including Eid-ul-Adha break)
  • Ability to apply for and pursue a new job after course completion
  • High school diploma of GED (General Educational Diploma) equivalent
  • The desire to launch a career in cloud computing

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Our Delivery

This training program, delivered in English language is designed with your success in mind, combining theory lessons, hands-on lab sessions, and knowledge checks to ensure you gain a well-rounded understanding of the subject matter.

You will also get the chance to take part in a group assignment and a client-facing project. These projects will enable you to put your skills to the test while gaining industry and project management skills.

Beyond the classroom, we offer robust career support, personalized development opportunities, one-on-one technical guidance, and a dedicated Capstone Project Session to guide you every step of the way.

This training is offered to Saudi residents online, with some in-person sessions in Riyadh.


Our Modules

  • Introduction to Cloud Foundations
  • Linux
  • Computer Networking
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Python Programming
  • Databases
  • Jumpstart on AWS
  • Advanced AWS
  • Client-Facing Industry Project
  • Personal and Professional Development

Your Eligibility

Here are the general requirements for this training program:

  • All candidates must commit to this as a full-time course, up to 40 hours a week.
  • This course cannot be pursued alongside any full-time work commitments. While it may be possible for some candidates to undertake evening or weekend jobs, this is not recommended.
  • Access to a laptop with Zoom video conferencing software, including a functional microphone and camera.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English is essential.
  • Computer Competency (no prior IT experience is required, but learners should be confident in working independently online across a variety of platforms).

Career & Personal Development

Career Development

  • Job posting
  • CV/application Support
  • Interview Preparations
  • Mock Interviews
  • Networking Opportunities

Personal Development

We deliver an extensive personal development programme, including sessions on the following:

  • Your Vibe
  • Flourish
  • What do you transmit
  • Aspirational Team
  • Interview Mindset
  • Personal Project
  • David Oates

    Your Progression

    By end of the program, you shall earn the AWS re/Start Graduate and AWS certified Cloud Practitioner qualifications and you may further go on to complete a range of associate qualifications to further develop your skills in your area of choice. These include the following:

    • AWS Certified Associate Solutions Architect
    • AWS Certified Associate Developer
    • AWS Certified Associate SysOps Administrator

    Potential job roles after completing this Bootcamp

    Cloud Engineer

    Solutions Architect

    Network Engineer

    Technical Sales

    IT Support

    Quality Assurance

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    Frequently asked questions

    Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions:

    Graduating from the AWS re/Start program is an exciting milestone, and we ensure that you receive recognition and support as you transition into the next phase of your career. Here’s what you can expect:

    Graduation Ceremony: We celebrate your accomplishments with a special graduation ceremony. It’s an opportunity to commemorate your hard work and dedication throughout the training journey. You’ll have the chance to connect with fellow graduates, instructors, and industry professionals who may attend the ceremony.

    Certificate of Completion: Upon successfully finishing the training, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. This certificate serves as a formal recognition of your achievement and can be included in your professional portfolio or shared with prospective employers.

    References and Recommendations: Our team understands the value of strong references and recommendations when seeking employment opportunities. We are happy to provide references for your future job applications, highlighting your skills, dedication, and performance during the training.

    Credly Badge: As part of our commitment to staying current with industry standards, we provide a digital badge through platforms like Credly. This badge represents your successful completion of the training and can be displayed on your professional profiles, such as LinkedIn, showcasing your newly acquired skills to potential employers.

    We aim to support and guide you even after graduation, ensuring you have the necessary tools and recognition to kickstart your career in the tech industry with confidence.

    We understand that securing interviews is a crucial step towards launching your tech career after completing our training program. That’s why we provide comprehensive careers support tailored to your needs. Our dedicated team will guide you through the job search process and offer personalised assistance to help you stand out to potential employers.

    By actively engaging with our support package, which includes resume and cover letter assistance, interview preparation, and networking guidance, you significantly increase your chances of securing an interview within six months of completing the training program. We’re committed to providing you with the necessary resources and support to help you succeed in your job search and confidently transition into the tech industry.

    To access careers support, you can reach out to our dedicated team via email at or visit here. Our team is ready to assist you with any career-related questions, guidance, and resources you may need. Feel free to contact us for personalised support tailored to your specific needs and career goals.

    Absolutely you can! Continuing on the training program is the best way to guarantee you have the skills and knowledge necessary to start the role. You must however ensure that your attendance is still maintained to be able to graduate.

    The training will be delivered from Sunday to Thursday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm AST (including both guided and self-learning hours). Write to us at for a detailed schedule.

    The Skill City Industry Projects (SCIPs) are compulsory 6-week long projects that take place during the training program. SCIPs are a form of preparatory client-facing, group project experience, an accurate depiction of real-world, workplace projects.

    Furthermore, SCIPs offer you an amazing opportunity to showcase your technical know-how, organisational, leadership, and teamwork skills to business leaders and prospective employers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to speak about your work with future employers and business leaders.