North Coders' Chris Hill
Northcoders' Chris Hill.
Rebecca Wayman

Manchester coding company launches new permanent campus in Leeds

Today (January 7), Northcoders has launched a new campus in Leeds city centre.

Northcoders was established in Manchester back in 2015 and its very first course launched a year later.

Since then, it has trained nearly 300 people via 23 cohorts. In the past year, around 96 per cent of students from across all its courses have secured software developer job offers within 15 days of graduating and on starting salaries of £25k.

Its 80-plus hiring partners are spread across the North and include major names in the automotive, education, healthcare, fintech and transport sectors.

The new site is located at Platform - the city’s newest tech community, created by property company Bruntwood, which is adjacent to Leeds train station.

A team of dedicated teaching and support staff will work across both the Leeds campus and the existing Manchester base in Federation House.

The main course being offered in Leeds is Northcoders’ 12-week, full-time flagship Coding Bootcamp programme which has been devised for career changers. It starts on Monday February 25.

The comprehensive Coding Bootcamp course covers all of the key skills required to become a software developer and launch careers in the world’s ‘most popular’ programming languages.

Craig Burrow, director Bruntwood (Leeds), said: “Software developing is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and there is strong demand for coders across the world.

“Platform is home to a specialist Tech Incubator and we know well the dynamism in the digital sector - and the exciting career opportunities it offers.

“The availability of courses to help people gain the necessary skills serves an important purpose and we are pleased to be able to support Northcoders in their new venture.”

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