CodeClan partner news

Employer community grows as we reach new areas of Scotland

Graeme Jarvie, our new Head of Employer Engagement, looks back on his first few months at CodeClan.

Maybe spring was in the air, or perhaps it was something more mundane and commercial like the start of the new financial year for many companies.

Whatever it was, April and May were strong months for CodeClan in terms of employer engagement.

Our partner community grew to 127, with new organisations of different sizes and across a range of sectors signing-up (including our northernmost partner to date). Some of our new partners include:

Edesix (Edinburgh)

Edesix is a manufacturer of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions for those in public facing roles, with the aim of helping to improve safety, whilst producing compelling evidence when needed.

Firefish Software (Glasgow)

Firefish Software was born out of a high performance recruitment team. Working in recruitment and frustrated with the limitations of the recruitment software on the market, the founders decided to start developing their own software and Firefish was born in 2006.

iDelta (Edinburgh)

iDelta is an IT solutions company who provide consultancy to blue chip organisations across the UK. iDelta have helped some of the best known organisations in the country save both time and money by providing them with IT solutions which help improve their performance.

Codify (Aberdeen)

In March 2000 Codify started to build custom software for the Oil & Gas industry. Sixteen years on they know exactly what makes great software. They’ve built numerous applications over the years from logistics and HSEQ to recruitment and tool rental systems.

Mesomorphic (Highlands & Islands)

Based in Lerwick, Mesomorphic offer bespoke software development, business consultancy and process management with the aim of helping companies streamline their business.

NHS NSS, Public Health and Intelligence (Scotland wide)

NHS NSS PH&I bring together specialists to translate information into evidence for action to protect and improve the health of the people of Scotland. They develop patient level activity data into information and intelligence to support the delivery and planning of health and social care services.

Employer activity

Even in the short time since they signed up, these new partners have been active within the wider community.

Our first cohort of Glasgow graduates visited Firefish just before their graduation (and there’s a great blog post all about it); Mesomorphic held interviews at our Edinburgh campus; and representatives from a number of companies have attended breakfast and speed networking events.

It’s great to see this level of engagement and it sets the bar high for any new partners coming on board.

We’re aiming to grow the partner community to 200 by the end of 2017 and more months like April will help us do this.

If you’re interested in joining our community, please email me at or call 0131 290 2600.

Graduate placements

During April and May we have been delighted to place multiple students at AFRC (Scottish Government), Craneware and Tesco Bank.

We saw startups Airts and Make It Social return for their second CodeClan hires, and placed our first people with Glabs Digital Services and Symphonic Software.

The digitally skilled graduates are being placed into a wide range of roles including junior developers, testers, UX analysts, project managers and recently junior DevOps at Adobe.

For more information on how you can hire our students, contact or call her on 0131 290 2631.


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