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Engagement Director

Fiona Brookes

Fiona’s job is to share the work we are doing with businesses to encourage them to pledge their support. This enables them to hire their future dev talent for free and helps us to create amazing apprenticeship opportunities. As a result, she’s always out and about, meeting with businesses and educating them about who we are and what we do.

She’s super passionate about solving the digital skills shortage and also about creating opportunities for our devs. What better way to address the demand for talent than by creating it?! Her passion is only increased by the fact that we’re breaking down barriers for people to enter the sector, creating genuine opportunities for people to upskill or cross train.

Fiona’s a people person. She loves developing relationships and solving problems, which is why she’s so passionate about her role as Engagement Director: she gets to do exactly that each and every day. She’s also skilled at making a super cup of coffee!

Before Code Nation, she spent 17 years in the world of recruitment, mostly within IT. Her recruitment career spans in house and agency roles, in addition to six years running her own recruitment business. She has worked extensively with both IT and HR leaders, who all experienced challenges in identifying, attracting and retaining digital and software dev talent.

Outside of work, she spends her time with her two young children and her dog. There’s not much time for anything else but she loves it! When she can, she enjoys running, drinking coffee and eating good food, all in equal measure.

Find Fiona on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionabrookes/

 

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