February 2020

Northcoders bring coding bootcamp to Circle Square

Northcoders position themselves for further growth at Manchester Technology Centre.

“We are delighted to have welcomed Northcoders to Manchester Technology Centre. The work they are doing around developing skills and creating the software developers of the future is critical to the growth of Manchester’s economy and is perfectly aligned with our vision of supporting the growth of the digital technology sector. Many of our customers have already recruited multiple Northcoders into their dev teams and we look forward to connecting Chris’s team with more high growth technology businesses as they scale their campus.”

Tom Renn, managing director of Manchester Science Park and Oxford Road Corridor Executive Member

ircle Square welcome Northcoders, the coding bootamp for the North, to Manchester Technology Centre. The new 10,000 sq ft campus is now home to Northcoders’ 30-plus strong teaching, partnership, marketing and senior leadership teams and can accommodate 100 students at any one time.

Northcoders join a strong community of tech businesses growing at a rapid pace at Manchester Technology Centre. Customers in the Tech Incubator work across varying tech sectors from coding, tech for good, cyber security and more. The incubator provides a home for start up and scale up businesses looking to trial ideas, develop new teams and innovate among other like minded companies. 

Since its inaugural course in 2015, Northcoders has helped over 500 people switch career into tech on average starting salaries of £25,000. As well as the Manchester campus, Northcoders also has a site at Platform in Leeds.

Over the past year, it was selected as one of the country’s brightest tech stars in Creative England’s CE50 list and was named Business of the Year at the 15th Annual Chamber Business Awards.  It has also launched scholarship schemes and a deferred payment programme aimed at women and gender minorities, as well as those who identify as BAME or LGBTQ+, have a disability or have had limited access to education, to help address diversity in tech. The firm was also recently appointed by leading holiday company On the Beach to be its academy training partner.