Northcoders expands to Midlands amid strong demand

Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle-based Northcoders, the provider of training programmes for software coding, is to expand further by opening a new training hub in Birmingham city centre.

Since its inaugural course in 2015, Northcoders has helped over 1,000 people from many backgrounds switch careers into tech, with average starting salaries of £25,500.

Northcoders joined the stock market at £1.80 per share in July 2021 and the stock rose as high as £3.70 in February. It now trades around £2.60.

Northcoders said the move “will deliver the company’s range of bootcamp courses across the Midlands.”

The new site will open on May 3 and will be in Spaces at The Mailbox on Commercial Street with dedicated office space.

Staff and students will also have access to the available expansive co-working areas.

Powered by IP rich technology, Northcoders’ coding school offers bootcamp courses to consumers from a range of backgrounds, delivered through virtual and physical learning.

It also works with blue chip corporates across multiple sectors to supply innovative EdTech solutions for the upskilling and reskilling of employees and it is a registered provider of government-backed apprenticeships in the field.

Northcoders aims to address the digital skills gap in the UK to meet the increasing demand for digital specialists from corporates and government.

It operates in a growing market with structural growth trends further accelerated by COVID-19.

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

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

Northcoders CEO Chris Hill said: “Birmingham and the wider Midlands region have a strong tech scene so this was the next natural step in our growth following the opening of our sites in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

“The demand for digital skills and upskilling is only going to increase over the next few years so the focus for us will be on ensuring that our Birmingham hub delivers the education and technology training that will help businesses, individuals and the region’s economy to thrive.”

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