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We love tech so much that we just can’t stop talking about it! Check out our blog posts to find out more about coding, cyber security and why you should be as passionate about them as we are.

The reality of changing careers

The reality of changing careers

We caught up with one of our graduates who’s been there, done it and worn the coveted Code Nation hoodie for the duration. And ~spoiler alert~ changing careers is the best thing she’s ever done.

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Who hires Software Developers?

Who hires Software Developers?

The all important question... "where can I work once I know how to code?" The answer is anywhere! Trust us when we say that your talents are seriously in demand, and we know what employers are looking for from their new recruits. In a world immersed in social media,...

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Mayor of Greater Manchester champions city’s Code Nation

Mayor of Greater Manchester champions city’s Code Nation

We recently celebrated the training of our 120th Software Development apprentice, and our 600th coding course graduate! With the support of the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, our staff, students, graduates and employers came together to recognise the...

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What’s The Best Programming Language To Learn?

What’s The Best Programming Language To Learn?

When it comes to coding, there are a plethora of jobs and industries that you can dive into. However, with each different role, there are many different languages that carry out various functions, with each built to serve the specific needs of its users. There are...

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What Is R Programming?

What Is R Programming?

In recent months, you may have started to hear more about the programming language R. Although hardly a new language, it's popularity has spiked in recent years as developers have sought to take advantage of its statistical and machine learning applications. The use...

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Women In Tech and Coding

Women In Tech and Coding

Despite the pioneering efforts of women in tech during the formative years of computer science, the gender gap has come to be a serious issue in the coding and cyber security sectors today. Here we take a look at the history of women in coding, how gender inequality...

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Why Dropping Out Of University Isn’t The End Of The World

Why Dropping Out Of University Isn’t The End Of The World

For some people, starting off university is an exciting time, but, as with everything, it isn’t for everyone. In times gone by, it was accepted that if you didn’t want to go to university, you wouldn’t. Simple as that.  However, with certain jobs now demanding...

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Apprenticeship Or University: Which Is Right For Me?

Apprenticeship Or University: Which Is Right For Me?

As autumn rolls around, many prospective school leavers will be thinking about their futures, and for some, that will involve deciding what form of further education is right for them. Over the past two decades, people have flocked to university as the number of...

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Is It Too Late For Me To Change Career?

Is It Too Late For Me To Change Career?

One of the biggest obstacles for people looking to forge a new path in their professional life is the notion that their decision to change career has come too late. Recent research shows that workers in the UK have strong aspirations to change their career, with over...

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What Is A Variable In Coding?

What Is A Variable In Coding?

If you’ve had your interest piqued in coding in recent weeks or months, you may be keen to learn more but feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to some of the more technical language.  One term that crops up a lot is “variable”. Here we’ll explain the basics of...

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