About Us

Welcome to Code Nation. We’ve created a virtual learning environment that provides fast-track routes into the industry and creates a work-ready supply of talent.

Creating employable talent

That’s what we do. And we make it happen by providing innovative courses that focus on the core drivers of employability: technical skills (such as software development, cyber security and data and analytics), business skills (understanding key tools and processes) and personal skills (mindfulness and communication).

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Our Story

Code Nation was founded by Andy Lord and David Muir. With years of experience in the tech sector under their belts and partnerships with hundreds of businesses and digital transformation projects to their names, they came to the same conclusion about the core problem the industry faced: a need to create more business-ready talent. 

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When developing a solution, Andy and Dave were inspired by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who said that success is not about understanding what will change in the future, but what won’t. In education, those things are: employability, accessibility, student experience and personalisation.

By excelling in these areas, learning programmes can be devised that offer students long-term job prospects and businesses lasting solutions to the skills shortage.

To create these programmes, Andy and David teamed up with Stuart Kirby, whose experience in education and the tech sector allowed us to craft a curriculum that delivers on our promise to create employable talent.

Beginning in Manchester with a single course, Code Nation has now expanded to teach a broad range of subjects from campuses based in major cities around the UK, as well as becoming the single largest Software Development Apprenticeship providers in the UK.

And guess what: we’re just getting started!

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Work at Code Nation

We’re always on the lookout for talented, dedicated colleagues to join us. As we open new classrooms and campuses, our team is growing and evolving all the time, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to inspire a new generation of tech professionals – check out some of our vacancies.

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