Programme Pathway

THG Technology & Innovation Accelerator recruits the best graduates into high‐tech, high‐growth digital and engineering roles. We pay a competitive full‐time salary while you study, and there are no student fees to worry about, whatsoever. And, following the completion of the course, you’ll be guaranteed full‐time role within THG.

Programme Specification

The 2020 programme runs from September 2020 – March 2021. Your start date will be confirmed on successful application.

Core Courses

Intensive training combining lecture-based teaching with practical project based learning, hand-on workshops, grads led seminars and presentations, Teamwork and individual and peer-to-peer projects, independent study, e-learning. Designed and delivered by THG Accelerator Faculty.
You will learn:

– Programming Fundamentals in Python
– Object Oriented Programming in Java
– Fundamentals of Databases
– Web Development Technologies
– Fundamentals of Data Science

Advanced Courses

This Module will cover advanced topics and practical Skills to continue the Intensive training combining independent study, lecture based teaching with an emphasis on practical project based learning. Designed and delivered by THG faculty.
You will learn:

– Industrial Frameworks and Continuous Integration
– Advanced Web technologies and Frameworks
– Machine Learning and NLP Methodologies and Techniques

Knowledge themes and skills you will learn throughout the course

Supplementary Modules

Additional Computer Science Foundation and Practical Skills

Empowering your learning and practice journey with a wide range of computer science themes and knowledge, as well as a number of practical applications. Run concurrently with Modules One and Two and taught through a combination of lectures and workshops Designed and delivered by THG Accelerator Faculty, these include:

    • Practical Applications:

* Project work in small groups

* Working alongside THG Software Engineers

* Project Management

  • Computer Science Themes:

* Introduction to Operating Systems

* Object Oriented Modelling

* Data Modelling

* Knowledge Representation

* Software Engineering Ethics and Agile Methods

* Introduction to Data Analysis and Big Data

* Introduction to Networking

Industry Primer

Tech Talks and Workshops

Selected Industry Primer delivered by internal industry speakers and Tech teams via Workshops and Tech Talks , and facilitated by Faculty members throughout the 6 month course. You will be introduced to a wide range of Tech Talks  and professional development to supplement your study and projects work, including:

  • Tech Talks:

* Life of an Order

* Life of a Product

* Logistics and Supply Chain

* TDD and Refactoring Workshops

* Customer Insight

* Data Engineering

  • Professional Development:

* Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

* Collaborative Working and Time Management

* Developing a Growth and Success Mindset


For September 2020 entry, you will need a graduate degree and show an aptitude and passion for technology, programming and data science.

No. THG will pay for the full costs of training.

Yes. You’ll receive a competitive salary throughout the programme. You’ll also be eligible for our staff discount.

As long as you meet the expected level for the training programme as well as key performance objectives you will transition into a full time technology job at THG after the programme.

After enrolling at the THG Technology & Innovation Accelerator, you will be classed as a full time employee at THG.

We'll give you the opportunity to state your preferred pathway and the THG team will place you, depending on your preferences, skills and the business need. There will be a number of rotations during the programme so you will have the chance to contribute to various teams.

Yes, you will be considered an employee so will get holiday allowance as per the THG policy.

You can register your interest in applying for the THG Technology & Innovation Accelerator for 2020 entry here

You will not be able to edit or review your application after submitting, so please ensure you are happy with your responses before you submit.

THG offer relocation support for employees both domestic and international and cases are reviewed on an individual basis. To find out if you are eligible for relocation support, please contact the Talent team before submitting your application.