Digital Skills Academy helps over 500 People into Employment

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(C) Pixabay. CodeClan offers courses to people who want to increase their digital skills or employers who want to upskill their team

SCOTLAND’S only digital skills academy has announced today that they have placed over 500 of their graduates in employment since their first graduation in 2016.

CodeClan, which opened its doors in October 2015, has now placed 501 graduates from their Professional Software Development course in employment.

The company aim to bridge the digital skills gap in Scotland’s tech industry and work with over 240 industry partners who repeatedly appoint talent from their graduate pool.

Rory Bennett, head of engineering at xDesign, who has hired Rob Wilson, the 500th placement, commented: “We know that through the CodeClan experience Rob has picked up core development skills that are important to us and that we can help him build upon. 

“We initially looked at CodeClan to help us quickly evaluate a number of junior level candidates who have shown their competence in a variety of different development tasks.

“It’s been a good experience collaborating them to tap into their junior talent pool, it’s certainly something we would look to do more of when hiring in the future.”

CodeClan are a Digital Skills Academy based in Scotland who want to bridge the digital skills gap. Their Professional Software Development course has helped over 500 graduates into employment including Robert Wilson, a graduate of CodeClan, found his position as a  Graduate Mobile Developer three weeks after finishing the course
Rob Wilson was employed three weeks after finishing the course.

The Professional Software Development course, which is continually modified tio keep up with the industry, has seen almost 90% of its graduates who are seeking employment find a job within six months and 70% securing work within three months of completing the course.

Melinda Matthews Clarkson, CEO said: “One of the advantages of our business model is being able to adapt quickly to industry requirements.

“Digital skills will continue to be in demand and the speed at which the demand will grow, will only be more rapid. We’re ready!”

More information about CodeClan and the courses that they offer can be found on their website.

 
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