CodeClan instructors at the dgital academy's Edinburgh campus

A NEW training programme is to launch in Aberdeen for the first time.

The CodeClan Professional Software Development programme delivers key digital skills to people who are hoping to reskill, change careers or boost their credentials.

It will run, in partnership with Thorpe Molloy McCulloch Recruitment, as a blend of virtual training with on-site days in Aberdeen.

Where a business need for software developers has been identified, this programme provides a route to access accredited training for employers, facilitating redeployment and innovation.

The first cohort of Aberdeen students will receive an intensive immersion into the fundamentals of programming in languages including Python, JavaScript and Java; apply learning using industry standard tools, processes and frameworks; develop confidence to become a professional software developer and access careers advice.

Judith Thorpe, Thorpe Molloy McCulloch Recruitment director, said: “Our business community is seeking ways to future-proof the economic prosperity of the region.

“We believe digital and technical skills development are a critical part of the solution. By working in partnership, we hope to raise awareness of CodeClan in the north-east, help to source its first cohort of professionals in Aberdeen and be part of an initiative centred around talent development and employability.”

Scotland’s first accredited digital skills academy has operations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, with over 1,000 students having graduated through their immersive training courses.

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, CodeClan, chief executive officer, said: “We are tremendously excited to launch our first course in Aberdeen. The Professional Software Development programme is SQA accredited and award-winning so students can be assured of the high-quality teaching.

“But more important than this, by working in consultation with our industry partners we deliver a course which is constantly evolving, provides applied learning to real-life projects and produces effective, job-ready graduates who can deliver immediate value for employers.”