Northcoders - the coding school for the North – is launching a brand-new deferred payment scheme for those who want to change career and take its 14-week Coding Bootcamp course. The initiative is the organisation’s latest effort to make careers in tech more accessible for all.
This new option will mean that students will not have to pay their bootcamp tuition fees up front, paying their fees back interest-free over 23-25 months. Since its inaugural course in 2015, Northcoders has helped around 600 people switch careers into tech.96% of whom have secured software developer job offers within three to four weeks of graduating on average starting salaries of £25,000.
The only contribution being asked for up front is the cost of the course’s introduction week. To qualify for the scheme, applicants must be a UK citizen.
In addition, women and those belonging to gender minorities (people who identify as non-binary, transgender or intersex) can also claim up to £500 from Northcoders’ Gender Diversity Fund. This contribution can be put towards the cost of their 14-Week Bootcamp fee.
Applicants can study out of Northcoders' Manchester or Leeds campuses, or choose to join the course virtually through the Remote learning option. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the team is delivering remote learning for people enrolled at the schools' campuses. Coding Bootcamp students will learn the skills that they will need to become a full-time stack software developer as the curriculum is constantly updated to match the talents employers demand.
Chris Hill, CEO at Northcoders – said: “Helping people from all backgrounds and all walks of life to access a career in the tech sector has always been a priority for us. Our aim with the new Deferred Payment scheme and the Gender Diversity Fund is to provide another route into the sector for as many people as possible.”
Over the past two years, Northcoders has been selected as one of the country's brightest tech stars in Creative England's CE50 list and was named Business of the Year at the 15th Annual Chamber Business Awards. The firm also relocated its Manchester campus to a new 10,000 sq. ft space at Manchester Technology Centre on Oxford Road in early 2020.
Northcoders launches apprenticeship programme to reskill developers for post-COVID economy
After huge demand – and with upskilling now on many business’ agendas - Northcoders launches coding apprenticeship programme
Northcoders to stage free apprenticeship webinars
Leeds and Manchester based Northcoders, one of the UK’s leading coding schools, is staging two free webinars – one for SMEs and one for larger enterprises - who want to know more about how they can upskill their employees via digital apprenticeships. The webinars will be taking place on Zoom on Tuesday 4th August. Each will cover how firms can invest in their people and their capabilities and help to kick-start the economy again by making the most of government incentives and reducing unemployment rates. Sandy Lindsay MBE, Skills Chair, North West Business Leadership Team & IOD, will chair both sessions where opinions and insights will be shared by the panel which will include Ian Browne - Apprenticeship Partnerships, Lloyds Banking Group; Michaela Reaney - Client Services Director, The Opportunity Group; Georgia Fitzgerald - Associate Director, The Juice Academy; and Amul Batra - Chief Partnerships Officer, Northcoders Topics will include specific advice about the Levy Transfer and how enterprise businesses can take advantage of this to cover the costs for their apprenticeship training costs. Other wider discussion points will be how investing in training will help businesses stay ahead in a post-COVID world; why digital will bounce back quicker; what funding is available through co-investment and the extra benefits outlined by the chancellor in his recent Summer Statement. Amul Batra said: “We have carefully curated these webinars for businesses of all sizes who are curious about upskilling their teams with digital apprenticeships. We are proud to have pulled together such a distinguished panel and we are confident firms will be able to tap into their knowledge and put what they learn into practice for the benefit of their organisations.”
Northcoders appoints Amy Wild as its new chief commercial officer
Leeds and Manchester based Northcoders – one of the UK’s leading coding schools – has grown its senior team with the appointment of Amy Wild who joins as its new chief commercial officer. Amy’s new role will see her lead on the development and execution of Northcoders’ commercial strategies and objectives. She will also head up the sales, partnerships and marketing team. Amy has worked in sales and marketing roles for over 17 years in the digital, property, construction and aviation sectors. She started her career at Finnair and prior to joining Northcoders she was an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University where she delivered the sales and marketing module on the chartered management degree course. Amy also ran her own consultancy called WildOne Consulting. Over the years, Amy has built up a strong track record of managing complex commercial situations, thanks to her ability to influence change and deliver strategic leadership. Central to her approach and ethos is balancing people skills with a belief that strong partner relationships are crucial to every business' long-term success. Commenting on her role, Amy said: “I’ve long admired what Northcoders is trying to achieve, and as soon as I met the team it was easy to see how the company is built on a foundation of passion that is focused on the training and development of people. Its culture and community minded approach also has a strong ethical message which is combined with a well-respected offering in an industry that is set to grow and grow. I see nothing but opportunities for Northcoders and I’m excited to be part of its evolution moving forward.” Chris Hill – CEO and founder of Northcoders – added: “The last year has been a real period of growth for Northcoders and we are delighted to welcome Amy to the team. She brings with her a wealth of industry experience that will directly benefit the business in terms of our commercial activities. Her understanding of what we do, and her appreciation of how we operate, really stood out so I’m confident she will become a central part of our success over the coming years.”