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Code Academy launch presentation

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Presentation from Code Academy: "Digital skills for the Northern Powerhouse".

It examines the context, i.e. the North East digital skills marketplace and the issues and requirements from Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Corporate levels. It looks at how Code Academy can be the solution to bridge the graduate to industry skills gap in software engineering and development. The presentation then covers Corporate & SME partner opportunities and finally strategic regional partners.


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Code Academy launch presentation

  1. 1. Digital Skills for the Northern Powerhouse
  2. 2. Stephen Purvis Peter Chalder-Wood Chief Executive Managing Director SGP Technology Group Code Academy
  3. 3. Scope • Context: North East digital skills • SME and Enterprise requirements • Keynote: Paul Sutherland – Innovation, skills and training • Code Academy: the solution • Corporate & SME partner opportunities • Strategic regional partners • Questions
  4. 4. What do we do in the North East?
  5. 5. South East perception …
  6. 6. What the South East thinks we do … Better or worse?
  7. 7. Precision Engineering Software Engineering Rich Intellectual Property Videogame hub
  8. 8. Average Graduate Salary London £22,479 South East £19,306 North East £17,986 + 25% + 7.5%
  9. 9. 5 outstanding Universities … 2 Russell Group Members … Broad range of computing courses …
  10. 10. 1,947 advertised software jobs today
  11. 11. Supply Demand LAG CAPACITY QUALITY
  12. 12. Supply and demand imbalance Lag • Undergraduate output lags industry demand by >= 6 years • This is inherent in all undergraduate courses Capacity • North East does not train its per capita share of software engineers • Durham has an intake of 59 in 2015 vs UK total of 11,806 Quality • The undergraduate output standard is not “industry ready” • Significant investment is required to create a client ready developer
  13. 13. Supply and demand imbalance Lag • Undergraduate output lags industry demand by >= 6 years • This is inherent in all undergraduate courses Capacity • North East does not train its per capita share of software engineers • Durham has an intake of 59 in 2015 vs UK total of 11,806 Quality • The undergraduate output standard is not “industry ready” • Significant investment is required to create a client ready developer Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Course design QA & Ratify Deliver Year 1 Deliver Year 2 Deliver Year 3 Enter job market
  14. 14. Enterprise and SME Demand • High quality software engineers • Skills that are relevant to current demand • Agile software development by default • Digital by Default project management • Commercial project management awareness • Professional memberships and a career focus • Industry specific product accreditation • Multi-discipline technical skillset
  15. 15. David Sharp Group CTO SGP Technology Group What industry wants …
  16. 16. Industry View – Dave Sharp • Problem -> Crisis • Networking … not working • Workplace Requirements - Mathematics - Systematic methodology - Systems approach - Problem solving • Action. Now. No more talking
  17. 17. Paul Sutherland FCIM Innovation & Strategic Innovation Leadership Keynote: Innovation and Skills
  18. 18. Peter Chalder-Wood Managing Director Code Academy The Solution
  19. 19. Who, What, When and Where? • 25 computing graduates per cohort - Undergraduates, Underemployed Graduates, Career Shift, Corporate employees • 2 cohorts per year - Spring intake corporate led, Autumn intake academic cycle led • Delivered at Newburn Riverside (Old ONE offices) NE15 - Plans to roll out in 10 cities over the next 24 months • Led by industry experts - Management team from industry and academia - Code mentors with 15+ years experience as software engineers
  20. 20. How – Phase 1 Project Management Industry Accreditation Industry Accreditation Professional MembershipMentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery Guest Speakers 3 Industry CEOs Head of Microsoft UK ACM ATOS Commercial Director Members of Parliament Major project managers Future employers Supporting Events Hackathon events Corporate visits Industry seminar attendance
  21. 21. How – Phase 1 Academic led Postgraduate content delivery
  22. 22. How – Phase 2 Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • 2-3 Real-world industry projects - Led by fully qualified project managers - Specified and paid for by industry and partners • Agile software development - Making the transition from PRINCE2 to AGILE • Full lifecycle development - Systems analysis - Solutions architecture - Alpha, Beta, Live - Testing and accreditation - Deployment
  23. 23. Graduate benefits Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • Industry led solution to the known skills gap • Enter employment “day 1 ready” to join a high paced development team • Head and shoulders above a direct undergraduate or graduate competitor • Set off on a professional career with ongoing CPD and focus on progression • Boosted earnings
  24. 24. Graduate enhanced earnings Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • North East average graduate salary ~£18,000 • Independent survey of employers, shown only the skills matrix of a Code Academy graduate gave an average starting salary band of £25,800 • £7,800 increase in first year earnings • ~£200,000 increase in first decade earnings • A genuine career accelerator
  25. 25. Company Benefits Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • Excellent quality highly skilled (SFIA5+) technical talent • Reduced dependence on contractors • Ability to hit manning targets • “Sticky” dedicated employees who are long term career focussed and reward the investment in their training with long service • Ability to shape course content • Ability to run a 6 month recruitment exercise by commissioning low cost project work in Phase 2
  26. 26. Corporate and SME Partners Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • Corporate Partners - Foundation partner status and significant media coverage - Ability to shape core Phase 1 content (3 modules) - Place your own graduate employees or upskill candidates into the course - Control of a high quality talent pool - Commission low cost (20% of avg contractor rates) projects to derisk • SME Partners - Recruit a fixed number of graduates - Utilise Phase 2 project capacity
  27. 27. The Acid Test … Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery John Smith MSc CV Education MSc Advanced Networking Systems BSc(Hons) Computer Science Qualifications and Accreditations First Aid Project Experience Masters project Industry Experience Nil John Smith BSc(Hons) MBCS CV Education BSc(Hons) Computer Science Code Academy Qualifications and Accreditations Prince2 Project Management Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert RedHat Linux Certified Engineer Project Experience Project 1 - £150,000 2 month SCALA financial POC Project 2 - £200,000 2 month JBOSS middleware Project 3 - £200,000 2 month Dynamics AX integration Industry Experience 12 months post graduation
  28. 28. The Acid Test … Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery John Smith MSc CV Education MSc Advanced Networking Systems BSc(Hons) Computer Science Qualifications and Accreditations First Aid Project Experience Masters project Industry Experience Nil John Smith BSc(Hons) MBCS CV Education BSc(Hons) Computer Science Code Academy Qualifications and Accreditations Prince2 Project Management Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert RedHat Linux Certified Engineer Project Experience Project 1 - £150,000 2 month SCALA financial POC Project 2 - £200,000 2 month JBOSS middleware Project 3 - £200,000 2 month Dynamics AX integration Industry Experience 12 months post graduation
  29. 29. Strategic Partners Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery You?
  30. 30. Summary Mentor led, Industry focussed training delivery Academic led Postgraduate content delivery • North East has the potential to be a UK leading software engineering hub • Our talent pipeline does not support that desire • Universities are key partners in delivering the input standard • Industry is best placed to polish and refine to real-world requirements • Code Academy is a genuine career accelerator for graduates • Code Academy is a clear and strong fiscal and CSR success for Corporates and SMEs
  31. 31. Questions? @CodeAcademy_UK info@codeacademyuk.com 03333 444 048 Codeacademyuk.com

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