CodeClan rolls out fresh scholarship deal with recruiter

Digital skills academy CodeClan has teamed up with an Edinburgh-based IT recruiter to offer an exclusive scholarship.

CodeClan chief Harvey Wheaton said it was 'great to be working with Be-IT again'. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

The accredited coding academy for web and mobile software development is calling for people with “great problem-solving skills and a passion for tech” to consider applying for the position, which will see the successful candidate take their first steps into a career in technology following an intensive coding course.

The scholarship, backed by recruitment firm Be-IT, is due to start in July and is open to applicants of any age, earning under £24,000 a year.

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Harvey Wheaton, CodeClan chief executive, said: “This scholarship is about providing someone without the financial wherewithal with the opportunity to embark on a career in Scotland’s largest growing industry where there are countless career opportunities.

“It is great to be working with Be-IT again after they funded another student through the course earlier this year. Their continued support of our initiative proves their commitment to the industry and to the Scottish economy as a whole.”

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Be-IT will fund £2,250 of the £4,500 course and those interested in applying must say in 500 words why they feel a career in tech is right for them.

Managing director Gareth Biggerstaff said: “We are delighted to offer assistance to those passionate about coding but lacking the funds to be able to learn.

“Our first scholarship offer earlier this year proved to be a huge success with our selected candidate making excellent progress on the course. We are keen to offer this opportunity again so that we can continue to invest in the future of Scotland’s burgeoning tech sector.

“As a recruiter in the industry, we are aware of the very real problems that businesses face when recruiting IT talent and by assisting with fees, we feel we are helping to nurture the skilled computing professionals that this country desperately needs.”

The deadline for applications is 27 May and those interested in applying or to find out more about the scholarship should visit the CodeClan website.