CodeClan cohort E16 students celebrate their graduation

Celebrating in style: Two cohorts finish their 16-week journey

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This month saw the forces of two cohorts combine as they graduated at our Edinburgh campus.

The event was a chance to for students to mark the completion of their 16 week journey on our immersive Professional Software Development course and was introduced by our CEO and Chairperson, Melinda Matthews Clarkson and Polly Purvis respectively.

Also speaking at the event was Shirley-Anne Somerville, Scottish Government Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, who welcomed the students to their new careers as they help close the digital skills gap in Scotland.

The event kicked off with speeches from Melinda and students, including a fresh twist on Robert Burns’ Selkirk Grace:

Some can code but dinnae code,
And some would code that cannae,
But we can code, cos we’ve been showed,
Here at auld CodeClanny!

It was then time for students to officially graduate, each one collecting their certificate from Melinda and an instructor from their course as friends and family members looked on.

Following the ceremony, there was a chance for our new graduates to hear from previous alumni what they can expect from their first roles in Scotland’s digital sector.

Today we started seeing some photos from the graduation appear on social media, with our new alumni taking some time to breathe after four months hard work.

Not that they get too much time to reflect on their success, as their job hunt begins in earnest – E16 were busy at a Speed Networking event just 24 hours later, meeting employers keen to recruit from the course.

With new cohorts starting every six weeks in Edinburgh and the number of cohorts doubling in Glasgow from March 2018, it’s never been a better time to find out about changing career with us.

Find out more Professional Software Development course and come along to one of our campuses to meet the team or try your hand at coding.

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