The Developer Academy is a Sheffield based development training company supporting people to upskill and retrain through software development and data science bootcamps. They are expanding their offer from developing junior developers to helping address the need for mid-level talent in tech. We spoke to Ben Atha Founder of the Developer Academy to find out more.
Why have you decided to expand your offer?
Over a 12-month period we will have worked with over 100 learners through our bootcamps, which is phenomenal, when you think about the people retraining or upskilling in tech. The challenge is there aren’t always the same number of jobs available as junior developers available. We wanted to develop the next tier of talent by supporting our learners to gain real world experience, while developing vital soft skills.
How will it work?
How does this help companies?
It helps companies outsource projects they need help with and can allocate a small budget to being completed quickly. Through working with us they are also investing in a future talent pipeline that benefits the local tech sector as a whole. We don’t charge any recruitment or hiring fees and by working with us employers can get to know people they feel would be a great fit for their team. In addition, our programmes attract diverse learners, so we’re a great source of fresh talent with new perspectives, that many employers are currently looking for.
How does this help individuals?
We want to help as many people get jobs in tech as possible. By providing bootcamp graduates with the opportunity to develop their skills further, we believe there will be more job opportunities for them in mid-level developer roles. We’re lucky because there are a large number of very good tech companies in the Sheffield City Region, which is an area both local and national government see as a priority for growth. Most importantly, working in tech can provide people with a very pleasurable and enjoyable work life balance.
How can people find out more?
If you are interested in discussing a project and how we can help email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in the bootcamps we run visit the Developer Academy website for further information.