Altitude 2100

About 2100

“Challenging but definitely what I needed… So thank you so much for your help! Really appreciate that you’ve gone the extra mile with us.” – Victoria, Altitude 2100 student


Altitude 2100 are a group of driven, engaged young people aged 18-24 

  • Develop vital employability skills, relevant to the tech sector
  • Make a difference through volunteering opportunities in the community
  • Get hands on experience with different technologies

Digital Careers Gateway

The Digital Careers Gateway is a fully-funded programme for students in STEM fields at Higher Education, designed to help them develop vital personal and professional skills to support them in their onwards transition to future study and employment. Through the Digital Careers Gateway, students are supported to develop employability skills through mentorship in CV writing and job applications, providing mentorship from local tech companies in the North East, and encouraging volunteering opportunities.


Altitude 2100 participants will also be encouraged to support our wider programme. Here, you will get hands-on with fun educational technology, and work with young people from areas of socio-economic deprivation in the North East, encouraging these young people to develop digital skills through your own passions and knowledge of computing!

Industrial Placement and Graduate Opportunities

Are you passionate about expanding young people’s STEM horizons? Do you want to work in an ambitious charity based in the North East? Each year, Altitude Foundation recruit a talented STEM Outreach Officer to deliver meaningful change for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Region. This role would be particularly suited to a recent or upcoming STEM graduate, and will suit anyone interested in tackling social challenges, developing the workforce of tomorrow, and contributing to the success of the Region’s digital economy.

Altitude Awards

Altitude Foundation believes that all young people are able to achieve great things. To recognise your achievements and dedication to the programme, Altitude 2100 students can work towards achieving their Altitude Awards, which can then be used to evidence your skills, engagement and motivation in developing your practical and personal skills in future job applications. There are four Altitude Levels at Altitude 2100, with each subsequent award taking more time and evidence to complete. Awards are recognised with certificates, prizes and experiences.

How to apply

All applicants need to be studying towards the completion of a STEM degree within a Higher Education Institution in the North East of England (Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, Teesside University or Sunderland University). We welcome students from any stage of their first computing degree, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

If you have any questions about the Altitude 2100 programme, please email