We’re delighted to announce that we’re growing again!
With campuses already set up in Manchester and Chester, our next move is down south. We’re going to the land boat races, grand old universities and technological innovation.
We’re going to Cambridge!
The Digital Academy, powered by Code Nation and Cambridge Regional College is located in Cambridge Regional College, which is on King’s Hedges Road in the Milton area of the city. It’s a sleek, state-of-the-art space that provide the perfect environment for our students to learn coding and cyber security in.
Mark at Cambridge Regional College, explained: “We’re delighted to be able to offer a coding bootcamp here in Cambridge which will open the door for businesses, and for students who want to undertake a professional coding qualification.
“There’s a huge appetite regionally for more, even more so now Cambridge has been nationally recognised as a tech hub – rightly earning its ‘Silicon Fen’ moniker.
“But businesses here are still desperate for top notch digital talent. Code Nation and our initiative will help resolve this, ensuring that companies and employees in Cambridge – and across the region – are equipped for the future.”
Our Founder Andy Lord added: “We set our sights on Cambridge some time ago, and have long had ambitions of working with the college and businesses in the region.
“We’re keen to show them how a successful programme like ours can quickly create coding and cyber security experts and we cannot wait to get started as we train the tech stars of the future.”
Good question and one that’s easy to answer. It’s a city that’s really going places.
When we look for new locations to create employable talent in, we look out for cities with big ambitions. Anywhere where there are tech enthusiasts willing to learn and exciting companies aiming to expand, you can guarantee that we’re interested in setting up there.
Cambridge is more than just one great city; it’s a thriving hub of technological innovation that’s producing new companies doing great things all the time. In fact, it’s Europe’s largest technology cluster, with around 57,000 people employed by over 1,5000 tech firms in the area.
Among these companies are AstraZeneca, Raspberry Pi Foundation and ARM Holdings, and more great businesses are emerging all the time: 145 new Cambridge-based tech companies were founded in 2018 alone.
With all this going for it, Cambridge is the perfect place for us to continue our mission to bridge the digital skills gap. We can help the businesses in Cambridge continue to thrive, while empowering tech enthusiasts to learn new skills and get their careers in coding and cyber security off to a flying start.
Cambridge: The Facts and Figures
Still wondering why Cambridge is the place to be? Here are a few more stats.
- There are more than 89,000 staff employed in the East region of England’s tech sector. [Tech Nation]
- Put another way, this means that more than half the population of Cambridge work in tech. [ITV]
- The companies that comprise the Cambridge Cluster bring in a total of £14 billion every year. [Oxford Royale]
- Cambridge has the second highest-paying technology jobs in the country. Only jobs in London pay better. [Amazing Prospects]
- Cambridge is one of six UK cities to have produced at least two unicorn companies (a privately held startup with a valuation of $1b or more). [Tech Nation]
Our first course at The Digital Academy, powered by Code Nation and Cambridge Regional College kicks off on 12th August, with further programmes taking place on 2nd September and 30th September. Find out more by visiting our Cambridge page