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Rethinking Tech Hiring: Why Bootcamp Graduates Deserve Your Attention

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of tech recruitment, the traditional emphasis on years of experience is being challenged. Here's why, as a tech recruiter or employer, you shouldn't overlook bootcamp graduates, especially those from Northcoders:

1. Intensive Training

Northcoders bootcamp graduates undergo a rigorous full-time 13-week curriculum, dedicating themselves to learning from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. This intense approach includes over 480 contact hours which means Northcoders graduates are fully immersed in coding and ready to hit the ground running.

2. Diverse Backgrounds

Many bootcamp graduates are career changers, bringing unique perspectives and skills from their previous professions. Their varied backgrounds enrich your team's dynamics and problem-solving abilities.

3. Collaborative Skills

Through pair programming exercises, Northcoders students develop strong collaboration and communication skills. They're accustomed to working in teams, fostering a culture of cooperation and innovation within your organisation.

4. Real-World Projects

During their bootcamp journey, students work on a range of projects, honing their practical skills and building a robust portfolio. This hands-on experience equips them with the ability to tackle real-world challenges from day one.

5. Promoting Diversity

Embracing bootcamp graduates promotes diversity in your workforce. Northcoders actively encourages individuals from various backgrounds to pursue careers in tech, contributing to a more inclusive and innovative industry. Plus, our Skills Bootcamps mean more and more graduates have been able to do the learning due scholarship which covers the full course fees. 

In summary, dismissing bootcamp graduates based solely on their lack of traditional experience overlooks their invaluable qualities and potential contributions to your team. Consider partnering with Northcoders to discover top talent that can bring fresh perspectives and drive success in your tech projects.

Ready to diversify your tech team with skilled bootcamp graduates? Explore how Northcoders can help you find the perfect candidate today! Learn more about hiring from Northcoders for free here.