The Startup & Career Change Accelerators

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


Our Autumn cohorts run from mid September to early December. Register your interest and we’ll be in touch with more information. 

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.

Ready to build something of your own? Register your interest for our autumn cohort. 

Next intake: 14th September – 4th December 2019

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.

Register your interest for the autumn cohort to find out more about super early bird discounts.

Next intake: 21st September – 10th December 2019

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.

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 23rd May, 7:00-9:30pm
£25
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 30th May, 7-10pm,
£30
Work.Life Bermondsey, London

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

Startup Accelerator Taster

Curious about starting your own business? Our 12-week long Startup Accelerator has been running for over 4 years and has helped hundreds of people launch their ideas into the world. This info session will help you understand if our programme is the right fit for you.
Thurs 9th May, 7-8:30pm,
Free
Work.Life Clerkenwell, London

Career Change Accelerator Taster

Are you ready to do something different with your career? This info session will help you understand if our 12-week Accelerator programme is the right fit for you, give you a chance to chat with our team, provide an overview of the programme curriculum, and connect you with others thinking about the course.
Mon 10th June, 7-9pm,
Free
Work.Life Bermondsey, London

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