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We are Purple Beard Training, a tech training company that engages, trains and deploys talent by partially funded Apprenticeships & Bootcamps. We work with private and public sector employers and individuals from all over the UK, providing digital skills training aligned with certification bodies in such areas as Big Data, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Software development and AI & Machine learning. 

We are strong believers that in order to unfold their full potential, learners must be supported to take ownership of their learning and undertake learning in the way that’s most suitable for their own preference. 

Apart from delivering tech training, we are also working hard to close the gender gap in the tech space through our DEIB projects and taking part in various initiatives. 

WHAT WE DO

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

We offer apprenticeship training and recruitment to businesses and individuals

TECH BOOTCAMPS

We're running partially funded tech Bootcamps for businesses and individuals

CLOSING THE GAP

We're helping to close the gender and diversity gap in the tech sector through our DEIB projects

OUR STORY

What was the inspiration behind Purple Beard? By the Founder

In 2018 events beyond my control transpired and changed my life completely. They shook my inner core and turned my life upside down. After these events, I decided to go travelling across 10 countries for six months. I have been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22 so taking time out to reflect on what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go was almost a novelty. Everything I had known prior to 2018 was decimated during this time. I suppose it was time for new beginnings.

At this time I did not know what my new venture would look like however through my journey across several countries. I came across ‘Ikigai’ (生き甲斐, pronounced[ikiɡai]), a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile or as the French would say our raison d’être. Providing tech training was an idea that I had toyed with a few times since 2006 however sometimes we have to take a different route to get to where we need to.

During my travels, I decided that I was going to pursue my dreams and founded Purple Beard in 2019, offering tech training to businesses and individuals. On reflection, this was my Ikigai.

OUR MISSION

Support 200 women into the tech space either via upskilling or reskilling by 2021

Support 100 young people aged 16 to 24 from the BAME community to progress into Tech careers by 2022

Support returners to work via the programs we offer

OUR VALUES

OUR TEAM
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Dimple Khagram

Founder & CEO
Dimple is a serial entrepreneur and loves helping people. She has a mission to deliver apprenticeship programmes and commercial online training to in the digital space and overcome the gaps. She is passionate about working with women and underrepresented groups in Tech. She is curious and has over 25 years in setting up businesses. She is always looking for ways to see how education can bridge the gap. She has worked in across 7 countries throughout her career.

Zavina

Business Development Manager
Zavina is a professional who is driven by helping people. She is passionate about doing this through by building relationships and providing solutions that benefit everyone involved. Personally, she is excited by all things culinary and enjoys travelling to experiences different cultures and ways of life.

Flora

Digital Marketing Executive
Flora is a versatile, results-driven professional with five years of comprehensive experience in marketing, events and social media management, holding academic certificates from four different countries. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Publishing and Digital Culture from Middlesex London and a Diploma of Business from Shafston International College in Australia. She loves to travel, read and try new things. She's also an author of three YA fantasy books.

Tishanna

Teaching & Learning Lead
I am a Teaching & Learning Team Lead here at Purple Beard and privately also a Mom. I am great at taking on a lot of complex information and simplifying it. I enjoy learning new technologies and I am curious to see how it works. My expertise is Front-End Development and Cloud Computing. I come from a Project Management background.

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Danielle

Office Administrator

Nana Owusu

Skills Coach

Mia

Chief of Happiness

OUR TUTORS
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Maryleen Ndubuaku

Data Analysis Tutor
Maryleen is an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Derby. She's also a Ph.D. scholar at the University of Leicester where she's carrying out her research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). She has a flourishing track record of leading, training, and facilitating teams in AI and IoT initiatives. She co-facilitated the team solving the AI for energy systems challenge in the September 2020 Alan Turing Institute Data Study Group. She mentored and led the team that won 2nd place (prize: $3000) for developing an AI prototype to eradicate hunger and food wastage during the AI Commons hackathon. Maryleen forges a research collaboration with the Smart Agriculture Innovation Centre, Kyungpook National University where she consults on AI for Agriculture solutions. She is keen to drive the AI knowledge revolution and speaks on this subject at various community events.

Sneha Prakash

DevOps and Front-End TA
Being from a business management background and having 6 years of experience in personnel management, interaction with people has always been an integral part of my profession. I developed curiosity about information technology and services during the pandemic. I started teaching coding to kids as a hobby and later built it as a profession to enter into the tech world. To improve my skills further, I joined the Cloud Computing Bootcamp with Purple Beard in 2021 which landed me a role as Teaching Assistant.

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Kapil Parekh

Data Trainer

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Ashish Angadi

Data Trainer

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Nicolas Ceballos Pulido

TA and System admin

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Adam

Teaching Assistant
As seems to be common nowadays, I’m coming to the world of tech at a slightly later age. My background is in languages and snowsports, where I’ve enjoyed training people from all walks of life. I’ve always been interested in tech and creating better ways to solve problems, so I jumped at the chance to improve my skills on a PurpleBeard Data Analysis Course in 2020, which has now led to my first role as a Teaching Assistant in 2021.

Skills Bootcamp Alumni

Hitesh Khandelwal

Yoga Teacher
Hitesh Khandelwal is a wellness consultant with 2 years experience in health & care . He is currently practising as an intern doctor in Bangalore, India. He has expertise in Yoga philosophy and Therapy, holistic healing, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Diet and Nutrition. He is passionate about creating a possibility for an individual to live a healthy life without drugs and discover the healing power of nature

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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If you’d like to talk about Tech Bootcamps and Apprenticeships, a potential partnership, working with Purple Beard or you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.