The Startup & Career Change Accelerators

12-week long part-time courses to take your career in a new direction alongside likeminded escapees & coaches.


Applications for our New Year cohorts are now open. Apply now to start doing work that matters to you in 2020.

Have you always done what you ‘should’ do?…

Fallen into something that isn’t really you?…

Feel like a small cog in a big machine?

Escape the City was created to solve this problem. The problem of interesting, ambitious and intelligent people being stuck in careers that lack the meaning and excitement they need. Sitting alone with a laptop trying to figure out what to do with your life can feel hopeless, so we created 12-week long Accelerator programmes and built a community of 1,000+ awesome people doing something different to make the process a lot more fun and a lot less daunting. If you want to make an exciting career change or you want to build a business of your own – you may be who we’re looking for…

The Startup Accelerator

A 12-week part-time course (designed to fit around a full-time job) in which you’ll combine content, action, and community to get your business off the ground.

This is your entrepreneurial apprenticeship.

Applications are open. Start doing work that matters to you in 2020.

Next intake: 25th January – 15th April 2020

The Career Change Accelerator

A 12-week, part-time course (designed to fit around a full- time job) in which you’ll not only learn the smart way to change your career – you’ll actually do it.

Join us and our 1,300+ alum doing something different.

Apply now to upskill yourself in 2020. 

Next intake: 1st February – 21st April 2020

Which Accelerator Programme is right for you?

Events & Workshops

We regularly run events and workshops to on all aspects of career change. We invite some of the most inspirational speakers to share their stories.

The Escape School Spring Meetup

The Escape School Meetups are informal get-togethers for people who are stepping off the mainstream career ladder in order to build lives of meaning and success on their own terms. Come and have a cup of tea or a drink, make yourself at home and have a chat with likeminded people.
Thurs 2nd May, 7-9.30pm, £9 Work.Life Bermondsey, London

How To Design A Career You Love

An intensive 2.5-hour workshop to learn how to take control of your career & find ways of doing work that you will love. You will leave inspired to make a career change happen, with the beginnings of a plan, a commitment to action and a long list of new ideas.

Thurs 5th December, 7-10pm,
£25
Work.Life Bermondsey, London

Accelerate Your Career Change: Mini-workshop & info session

Are you ready to do something different with your career? It’s easy to get stuck – not knowing where to start, what you should focus on, or how to make it work financially while you figure it all out. Come along to figure out how to prioritise your next actions so you can move forward and meet like-minded people to support your next steps. We’ll also share more information about our 12-week Career Change Accelerator that has been running for over 4 years and has helped hundreds of people make fulfilling changes in their careers, with opportunities to ask questions and meet the team.

Thurs 9th January, 7-9.30pm 
Work.Life Soho, London

Accelerate Your Idea: Mini workshop & taster session

Curious about starting your own business? This evening workshop will help you understand your blockers and how to overcome them, figure out how to prioritise your next actions so you can move forward, and meet likeminded people to support your next steps. We’ll also share more information about our 12-week long Startup Accelerator that been running for over 4 years and has helped hundreds of people launch their ideas into the world, with opportunities to ask questions and meet the team.

Thurs 9th January, 7-9.30pm, 
Work.Life Soho, London

How to Start a Business on the Side

A 2.5-hour workshop introducing the tools and tricks to launch your idea without quitting your job. You will leave inspired to start making serious steps with your business, the beginnings of a plan, a toolkit to help, and connections with entrepreneurially minded escapees.

Thurs 16th January, 7:00-9:30pm
£25
Work.Life Bermondsey, London

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