CodeClan's CEO and graduate Iona in CodeClan Edinburgh

Celebrating our 500th graduate and push for diversity

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As we reach a milestone, The Herald looks at the need for more women in digital technology.

It’s a busy month for us as we celebrate the 500th graduate from our Professional Software Development course, Iona Macbeth, and prepare for National Coding Week.

Leaving behind a job in Communications for our 16-week course, Iona graduated from Edinburgh’s Cohort E22 last Friday and is now looking for her first job in Scotland’s digital technology industry.

The Herald newspaper was keen to shout about the news in an article published today and teased on the front page:

“I found myself using more and more digital tools for work and started getting curious about learning to code,” explains Iona in the feature. “I was working with some technology clients on events to promote women getting into tech. At some point I just thought, ‘why don’t I do it myself?’”

You can read the full piece on The Herald website, along with an editorial recognising our efforts in attracting applications from underrepresented groups in the sector, especially women.

Find out more about CodeClan

Considering finding out more about changing career into digital technology? There’s an event for you during National Coding Week (17-22 September) including a Code & Coffee Morning in Edinburgh on Friday 22nd.

Keen to hire diverse talent into your workplace? Email our Talent Manager, Lorraine Rew, today.

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