5 steps to starting a new career in tech by the Autumn

Whatever your current employment situation, you could be launching a brand-new career by Autumn 2017.
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5 steps to starting a new career in tech by the Autumn

Here’s how you could be launching a brand-new career in tech by Autumn 2018.

Thanks to our 16-week Professional Software Development course in Glasgow and Edinburgh, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a challenging training environment, get introduced to some of the most exciting and innovative companies in Scotland’s tech industry and kick-start a career you love.

From project managers to UX analysts, software consultants to testers, careers in digital are as varied as our students.

With 90% of our students going into employment (and 70% of those within three months), many with members of our 200+ employer community, there’s a chance you could be in a new role before the end of this year.

Here’s a timeline for achieving that goal

1. Get your application in for Cohort G7 (Glasgow) or E24 (Edinburgh)

Cohort G7 starts on Monday 23rd July Glasgow and E24 starts on Monday 30th July in Edinburgh.

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to our Edinburgh campus for an interview.

If you’d like to learn more about what makes a successful application, you can read advice from our Admission Manager here.

2. Meet you cohort and get up to speed

Three weeks before your cohort begins training on campus, you’ll come in meet everyone, get set up with your laptop and then get cracking with your pre-course work.

This first phase of training is undertaken at home and its purpose is to get you familiar with the basic terminology related to software development, understand some basic concepts and get comfortable with navigating the development environment of a Mac.

3. Begin your course

Start your on-site training at CodeClan – during your 16-weeks you’ll immerse yourself in the technologies like JavaScript, Java, Ruby, SQL, React and methodologies used by digital businesses. You can find out more about our curriculum by downloading our info pack.

4. Start preparing for your new job

At CodeClan, we never promise or guarantee employment at the end of the 16-week course but based on our current statistics, you could be in a brand new job within weeks of graduating. During the course we’ll help you brush up your CV and interview skills, and you’ll meet potential employers at speed networking sessions, Friday employer sessions and site visits.

5. Graduation time!

Cohort G7 graduates on 9th November and E24 on 16th November.

You’ll have learned an immense amount about tools, technologies and techniques used in software development. You’ll have completed three projects, met employers face-to-face and will be ready for your first interviews.

If you’re ready to apply, you can browse the course pages then start your application.