On Wednesday the 22nd June we’ll be at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen at the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) open day. Come and join us!
As part of the response to Scotland’s Energy Jobs Taskforce, this event is being organised to help tackle some of the challenges facing workers in the oil and gas sector.
Why switch careers and join the tech industry
Lots of jobs are being displaced by technology and the need to constantly re-skill throughout your career is not something unique to the oil and gas sector. However the collapse in the oil price has brought this into very sharp focus. Here is a great description of the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on employment and education.
According to ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technology sector, the tech industry has grown substantially over the last five years despite a challenging economic climate in other parts of the economy.
“Employment is expected to continue to grow with 66% of businesses expecting employment to increase” (Polly Purvis, CEO, Scotland IS)
Scotland is home to a vibrant digital technologies industry with over fifteen hundred companies engaged in a variety of activities from software development and IT services to digital agencies, games development and telecommunications. The industry provides products and services across a wide range of markets from public services through traditional industries such as banking and insurances to the new and innovative industries like renewables and biotechnology.
“Software and web development skills remain the biggest requirement to support business growth with 70% of businesses needing these skills.” (Polly Purvis, CEO, ScotlandIS)
At CodeClan, you’ll get the opportunity to build the essential skills you’ll need to become a junior software developer. Join us at an info-session to find out about our intensive, immersive 16-week course, and the broad range of software languages we teach.
About the event
If you have been made redundant recently and are looking for support on what to do next the PACE event can offer you free impartial advice to help you:
- look for a jobs
- take stock and consider your options
- write CVs and prepare for interviews
- identify learning and training opportunities
- attend sector related workshops
We’ll also be there to offer guidance on joining the tech sector, what jobs are available and how to apply for funding via the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Transition Training Fund (offering payments towards training courses).
Attend a CodeClan info-session
If you are interested in finding out more about our 16 week coding course and job opportunities through our employer partners then come along to our info-sessions at:
10.30 – 11.30
12.15 – 13.15
13.45 – 14.45
Lecture theatre: N118
On Level 1
The Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QB
Can’t make the event?
…Not to worry, we run fortnightly info-sessions at the CodeClan academy on 37 Castle Terrace in Edinburgh.
Or if you can’t make it, our Student Admissions Officer is on hand to answer any questions you may have about the course. Get in touch if you want to discuss this further.