New Irish coding campus available for those considering career change

  • Irish news site Business World estimates there are 12,000 unfilled IT roles in Ireland today.

    European coding educator, Wild Code School is opening its first campus in Ireland next week to help tackle this skills shortage. The institution is encouraging those considering a career change in 2020 to think about coding.

    Wild Code School suggested that coding can lead to careers such as junior web developers, who expect to earn a starting salary around €33,000. The company says this typically doubles within five years.

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    The firm was founded in France in 2014 and states it now operates campuses in 24 locations across Europe, all offering five-month coding bootcamps aimed at meeting skills gaps in the tech sector.

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    The organisation has trained over 2,000 developers to date, with two main courses offered: Web Development and Data Analysis. It claims that 90% of its graduates are working in the tech industry within six months of completing their Wild Code School course. 

    The first Wild Code School campus in Ireland will be located at The Digital Hub in Dublin 8. Applications are now being accepted for its first intake, with the inaugural five-month Web Development bootcamp beginning on 13 January 2020. The deadline for applications to the course is Wednesday 8 January.  

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    The Dublin Campus Manager, Marek Wystepek noted that the beginning of the year is when people start thinking about making life changes. He said that “often, those who want to change their careers are put off by the thoughts of having to re-train or go back to college for a long period of time.”

    He added that because the Wild Code School courses are only five months long, by summer 2020 “you could have completely transformed your skill-set, acquiring the coding skills you need to land yourself an exciting new job this year."

    Find more info on the Dublin campus of Wild Code School here. 

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