Castlight

Castlight’s mission is to create a safer financial world. They’re doing that by taking transactional and credit search information from a customer, and bringing it all together into their Affordability Passport® product.

But with with 12,800 digital jobs being created every year in Scotland, Scott McKeand, Castlight’s Technical Product and Platform Manager says: “With the digital skills gap in Scotland we found it really difficult to hire developers with the skills and technologies that we were using on our tech stack.”

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CODECLAN HIRES

KEY TECHNOLOGIES

Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/ React

ROLE TYPES

Junior Developer

Hiring from CodeClan

Since joining CodeClan’s Employer Partner programme, Castlight have hired three software development graduates. “With CodeClan we found that there were students available who had been working in the technologies that we were wanting to work in, as well as having that grounding of having worked in a workplace before. So the students have come in, settled in immediately and are a great part of our team.”

Access to available a valuable resource

”We would 100% recommend anyone trying CodeClan.  It has given us access to a valuable resource. We found that the cycle from graduation to employment is really quick and we’ve got people with the skills we need immediately in house working away on our product.”

Meet the graduates

Castlight have hired three CodeClan graduates to work as Junior Developers in their Glasgow headquarters.

Meet two of them!

Hayley

JUNIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

”We were given our own project to work on at first so it just felt like another CodeClan group project except bigger and there were no instructors to run to for help!”

Peter

JUNIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

”The initial transition involved a steep learning curve which carried on quite naturally from CodeClan. I’m really enjoying life as a professional developer.”