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BOOST FOR CAPITAL CODING ACADEMY

Posted: 24th May 2016

 

Be-IT Resourcing managing director Gareth Biggerstaff (centre) with Harvey Wheaton, Chief Executive Officer (left) and Rab Campbell, Director Employer Engagement, of CodeClan

Be-IT Resourcing managing director Gareth Biggerstaff (centre) with Harvey Wheaton, Chief Executive Officer (left) and Rab Campbell, Director Employer Engagement, of CodeClan

A leading Edinburgh-based IT recruitment specialist is ready to provide further support for Scotland’s pioneering CodeClan initiative.

Gareth Biggerstaff, managing director with Be-IT Resourcing, has announced he’s ready to back two more scholarships at the innovative Digital Skills Academy in 2016.

Mr Biggerstaff flagged-up the commitment as a panellist invited to participate in a “Taking Trends” event in Glasgow.

The Pacific Quay gathering, supported by the University of Glasgow Adam Business School, Be-IT Resourcing and CodeClan, explored the impact of digital technology advances on Scotland’s business environment and Mr Biggerstaff  highlighted the impact made by CodeClan since it opened its doors in Edinburgh last year.

“More than 30 students have already secured jobs in the tech industry after undergoing the intensive 16-week course,” he said.

“We were delighted to support the first recipient, Claire Smith, with a scholarship and have now decided to offer two further CodeClan scholarships for a coding course which is fostering much-needed software and web development talent here in Scotland.”

 

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