Coding training provider to open new hub in The Mailbox

An independent provider of training programmes for software coding is to open a new training hub in Birmingham city centre that will deliver a range of bootcamp courses across the Midlands.

Northcoders will open its new site in Spaces at The Mailbox with staff and students having access to co-working areas.

The centre will deliver hybrid teaching both online and in-person with access available immediately.

Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hill, said: “Birmingham and the wider Midlands region has a strong tech scene so this was the next natural step in our growth following the opening of our sites in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

“The demand for digital skills and upskilling is only going to increase over the next few years so the focus for us will be on ensuring that our Birmingham hub delivers the education and technology training that will help businesses, individuals and the region’s economy to thrive.”

Founded in 2015, Northcoders provides B2B and B2C coding and software development training to companies and individuals across the UK. Its business model operates a hybrid structure from its existing hubs in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

Northcoders says it aims to address the digital skills gap in the UK to meet the increasing demand for digital specialists from corporates and the government.

Since its inaugural course in 2015, the firm has helped more than 1,000 people switch careers to tech, with average starting salaries of £25,500.