August 12, 2020 @ 11:32 by Chloe Holmes
The Institute of Coding at Newcastle University has launched a new Master’s Degree Apprenticeship to help businesses unlock much-needed digital skills as part of number of degree apprenticeships already available from the University.
The two-year Software Engineering programme will help people who want to start their career in the tech sector. It will teach them how to programme, the software development life cycle, as well as project management and leadership skills.
Aimed at people who want a career change, or recent graduates from non-STEM degrees, this apprenticeship-levy funded programme is a great opportunity for businesses to recruit from groups traditionally underrepresented in the tech sector.
The programme is well-suited to business who are keen to support women returners, as well as BAME, LGBTQ and disabled people. Upon completion, apprentices will earn a Masters of Science from Newcastle University.
Dr Ahmed Kharrufa, Degree Programme Director at Newcastle University, said:
“We’re excited to be launching this programme. We believe this programme will help organisations across the North East recruit the digital skills they need to ensure their business remains competitive and profitable, especially in light of the Covid-19 crisis.”
Xander Brouwer, IoC Partnerships Manager at Newcastle University, said:
“This programme is a unique way to recruit underrepresented groups into tech roles, including women, people from BAME backgrounds, as well as LGBTQ and disabled people. We also think it can help boost employability of those who have lost their job in the last few months and provide an opportunity to reskill into a sector of the economy in the North East that is thriving.”
The Institute of Coding at Newcastle University is part of a nation-wide government initiative to help close the digital skills gap. At Newcastle University, the Institute of Coding is responsible for two more degree apprenticeships, with specialisms in Data Analytics and Cyber Security.
For more information see go.ncl.ac.uk/iocda