Kainos CodeCamp celebrates 10th Anniversary as programme passes 1,600 student milestone

  • Kainos, the leading digital technology company, has marked 10 years of its highly acclaimed CodeCamp programme this week with 150 STEM students, aged between 14 and 18 years old, taking part in the training programme at Queen’s University Belfast.

    Created by Kainos in 2013, CodeCamp now takes place internationally in locations that include Buenos Aires, Toronto, Gdansk and Indianapolis, and during the ten years has been attended by over 1,600 students and involved over 150 Kainos mentors.

    CodeCamp is an opportunity for young people to take their first steps into the world of coding. Attendees also gain skills in problem solving, communication and teamwork, talents which are transferable across all industries.

    This year’s CodeCamp will cover the latest technology developments, which include tutorials on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cyber Security, as well as a series of engaging hands-on technical and programming tasks.  During the week, CodeCamp participants benefit from time working directly with industry mentors helping them develop the skills and capabilities for a successful career in the technology sector.

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    Many past CodeCamp participants have gone on to pursue careers at Kainos through its Early Careers programme, comprising of Earn as you Learn apprenticeships, placements, and graduate opportunities. 

    Maeve Donnelly, Associate Software Engineer, Kainos said: “I attended CodeCamp in 2017 and really enjoyed it. I had the opportunity to learn about the variety of career pathways I could follow. CodeCamp looks great on any CV or personal statements for university. You get to meet lots of like-minded people, who may become your colleagues in the future.

    After CodeCamp I knew that an apprenticeship would be the best option for me, so I completed my studies while working at Kainos through our Earn as You Learn scheme. I’m now a fully qualified software engineer working on real-world projects, and it all started at CodeCamp - I’m so glad I signed up!”

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     Tom Gray, Director of Innovation, Kainos added: “For 10 years, CodeCamp has been an integral part of Kainos’ mission to inspire and connect with the next generation of tech professionals. The impact that it has on young students is significant and creates opportunity for many young people who would have never considered a career in the tech sector.”

    With exam results coming out this week we know that lots of young people will be considering their futures, and we hope to see lots of them embracing a career in technology. We’re proud of the positive impact that CodeCamp has had in the last decade and we are excited about the amazing opportunities we will create for future generations.” 

    Source: Written from press release 

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