CodeClan, Scotland’s first dedicated digital skills academy has ambitious plans.
Opening its doors in September 2015, CodeClan aims to inspire and create a new generation of job-ready software developers that will allow Scotland’s vibrant digital sector to flourish and drive the economy.
Based on the success of a new breed of immersive academies around the world including Flatiron School in New York, Makers in London, and Stackademy in Berlin, its first cohort of job-ready coders will graduate in February 2016.
Industry led and Government backed, the curriculum has been tailored to address market demands and CodeClan is truly supported by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and is working with CodeClan to offer its graduates ‘Professional Development Awards’ in software development.
Digital is part of everyday life and CodeClan will fast track access into influencing that world. It is a dynamic and exciting industry and a CodeClan qualification will create countless career paths and give students skills they can take anywhere.
With IT skills shortages a global problem, CodeClan’s graduates will be in demand. Scotland alone could offer up to 11,000 opportunities a year with employers offering starting salaries for software developers of upwards of £23,000.
CodeClan is looking for people who are natural problem solvers and students will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, from degree or HND/HNC graduates and coding hobbyists to people changing career or returning to work.
With Scottish companies like Skyscanner and FanDuel taking the world by storm, CodeClan offers a fresh ‘way in’ for people who want to be part of that story.
So, what are you waiting for?