Northcoders opens new Newcastle hub

Northcoders – one of the UK’s leading independent providers of training programmes for software coding – has opened a brand 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 well-known 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. The centre will facilitate the flexibility of hybrid teaching both online and in person, with access available immediately.

Founded in 2015, Northcoders is a market leading provider of B2B and B2C coding and software development training to companies and individuals across the UK. Its business model operates a hybrid structure from its existing hubs in Manchester and Leeds. It is also building a presence in Birmingham through its online courses and there are plans to hopefully soon open a permanent base in the city.

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.

With a keen focus of inclusivity, diversity and quality at its core, 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 significant and growing market with structural growth trends further accelerated by Covid-19.

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

Over the past few years, it 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.  It has also launched scholarship schemes and a deferred payment programme aimed at women and gender minorities, as well as those who identify as BAME or LGBTQ+, have a disability or have had limited access to education, to help address diversity in tech. Earlier this year, Northcoders floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.

Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hill, commented: “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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