MORE than 800 people have now graduated from CodeClan, the not-for-profit digital skills academy, with around 90 per cent having found employment, writes Scott Wright.

The figures were released as the organisation, which has campuses in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, celebrates its fourth anniversary. CodeClan offers a range of software development and data analytics courses, many of which are taken up by people looking to move into IT roles for the first time. More than 50% of graduates now hold technical roles with around 250 employer partners, which range from start-ups to major financial institutions.

Chief executive Melinda Matthews Clarkson said: “How successfully we advance digital skills will be key to how Scotland competes and prospers in the 21st century.

“Our links to Scottish industry through our employer network – commercial and public sector organisations who hire our talented graduates – are crucial not only to our own success but, more importantly, to the future success of Scotland’s economy.”

Kate Forbes, minister for public finance and the digital economy, said: “As Scotland’s digital economy has grown, so too has the demand for digital skills. CodeClan has helped people reskill, retrain and future-proof their careers.”