Code Nation Limited
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Code Nation Limited
We’re on a mission to prove that anyone (with the right attitude) can learn to Code or can become a Cybersecurity professional
Code Nation was set up in 2017 by Andy Lord (Founder and CEO of the ReThinkGroup) and David Muir (Tech investor and ex partner from Big 4 PwC and KPMG) .
Code Nation is a coding and cyber training company offering education with a difference. We utilise short courses and immersive learning longer experiences to rapidly and effectively upskill our students. We cater for private payers, scholars or business sponsored apprenticeships.
Every business is digitalising, whether that's tech companies expanding, business models changing to move online, business processes becoming more efficient using tech, changing functional process through Robotics / AI / Data or new ways of engaging with customers using AR / Analytics / Apps / Voice…the common denominator for all this change is skilled coder/developers in what’s referred to as the 4th Industrial revolution, industry 4.0.
Demand for those skills is increasing at a phenomenal rate (Government predictions are c.1m skills short in the UK by 2020). We spoke to business around their challenges and the feedback was clear - there’s a gap in the UK for skilled people and we need to create more and fast;
- We need the technical skills i.e. more coders / cyber / data scientists in key locations
- There aren’t enough skills out there so we need to create more now and we need the education solution to be quick
- We need more than just technical skills though, we need talent that is work ready with enviable communication skills and a winning attitude.
CN was created with a passionate desire to make a difference and create employable talent business would actually employ.
We have multiple courses - iOS App development over 3 evenings / Develop your coding skills over 3 weeks / Master your coding skills over 12 weeks / Develop your cyber skills over 3 weeks and 'Master' for Cyber Skills launching in July, 2019
We are present in 2 locations currently; Our Manchester Academy with 4 classrooms, Chester with 1 classroom currently and a further 3 opening in H2 2019.
We are opening in areas of business demand, including;Cambridge, Trafford, Leeds, North Wales, Sheffield, Nuneaton, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, London, Belfast and Glasgow .
Locations will be stand-alone Code Nation facilities or co-located with business partners, including Colleges and Universities throughout the country
We’ve developed a unique way of identifying, engaging, challenging and inspiring talent from a pool most organisations haven’t yet considered...and it can be delivered using the apprenticeship levy; whether re-skilling talent in the business or attracting and building new talent. We cover so much more than technical skills, we train in softer skills to make our graduates work ready, including presentation skills, peer programming, mindfulness, yoga, nutrition etc.
We’re all about relevance and being current so we are always working with business to help reshape our curriculum and we offer the opportunity for our pledgers (business supporters) to network together…if someone joins our course as a scholar or private payer we help place those students into work and are proud to have a 96% employment record.
We have two levels of "teachers" in our facilities - Senior Instructors and Instructors.
Our Senior Instructors are qualified teachers with experience of working in a modern teaching environment.
Our Instructors more often than not come from our own graduate pool - students who love what we do so much they want to stay with us and help share their new found knowledge with the next cohorts.
We are a really nice, bureaucracy free organisation with very high standards and we are lovers of compliance. Our immersive learning style means that we produce rapid results so we employ people who enjoy working at pace.
We laugh a lot.