Northcoders opens Newcastle hub for North East

Northcoders CEO Chris Hill and CFO Charlotte Prior

Northcoders Group plc, the Leeds and Manchester-based provider of software coding training programmes which went public in July, has opened a new training hub in Newcastle that will deliver the company’s range of bootcamp courses across the North East.

The new site is part of the innovation hub TusPark at Barclays Eagle Labs which is located on Grainger Street in Newcastle city centre.

“The launch of the hub is as a result of the recent increase in demand for technology training and upskilling in the region,” said Northcoder.

“The centre will facilitate the flexibility of hybrid teaching both online and in person, with access available immediately.”

Since its inaugural course in 2015, Northcoders has helped about 1,000 people switch careers into tech.

Northcoders CEO Chris Hill said: “The TusPark site is a well-regarded centre of innovation and excellence, so we are excited to be part of this new and growing community.

“Newcastle, and the wider North East region, have growing tech sectors and the demand for digital skills and upskilling is increasing all the time.

“Our aim with the new Northcoders Newcastle hub is to ensure greater access to education and technology training that will directly benefit businesses, individuals and in turn the local economy by nurturing talent in the North East.”

Colin Tan, Director of Operations at TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs,” said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Northcoders to Tuspark Eagle Labs and into the rapidly growing tech community of Newcastle.

“Tech skills are vital for our industry’s problem-solving nature, and Northcoders will educate and equip this new generation with professional, not just academic, knowledge.

“We look forward to working together to help grow the Newcastle ecosystem.”

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