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Director of Talent

Rachael Burns

Rachael’s job is to keep us moving forward towards our goals. As Director of Talent, she oversees all of Code Nation’s programmes, ensuring we achieve our strategic objectives, respond to the further education environment and meet the needs of our stakeholders.

After 15 successful years running her own recruitment consultancy, she retrained as a teacher and held a variety of senior operational and director roles within Further Education Colleges. This included over 10 years in apprenticeship development and delivery, with a focus on apprenticeship growth and quality improvement.

These experiences have given her a keen understanding of how to help people reach their potential. It’s about inspiring action, generating excitement and encouraging the desire to grow. Doing this can help anyone turn a setback into a comeback.

Rachael is excited to be working at Code Nation because she’s seen how technology is shaping the world and the challenges that Industry 4.0 and the digital skills gap pose. She loves that coding is about solving problems and collaboration, and is delighted to be at a company that gives people second and third chances to reinvent themselves and thrive.

When she’s not inspiring people to be the best that they can be, Rachael spends her time with friends and family. She’s always adding to her ridiculously large shoe collection (which is second only to her record collection) and is an avid gig-goer. There’s nowhere she won’t travel for a good concert!

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