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Northcoders launches data engineering bootcamp

Northcoders' Joe Mulvey

Northcoders is launching a brand-new, 13-week, full-time data engineering bootcamp in direct response to one of the tech sector’s most sought-after specialisms.

The course will be staged either in person at Northcoders’ Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle sites, or remotely.

Northcoders has also announced the appointment of Joe Mulvey as its new head of data engineering. Joe, a former teacher and a graduate of Northcoders himself, joins the business from Inawisdom. He has also previously worked at Greensill Capital and Auto Trader PLC as well as as a data analyst, consultant and trader for Barclays Capital in the City.

Mulvey’s primary focus will be designing and honing the data engineering bootcamp curriculum based on his experience as a data engineer, which spans a variety of sectors including e-commerce, finance and consultancy.

Applications are now open for the new bootcamp, and the first set of start dates are October 3 and November 28. Some free scholarship places are available for applicants living in England.

The course has been designed and developed by industry experts to give people the valuable skills they need to kick start a career in data, including roles within data engineering, AI, ML, MLOps and DataOps.

The core elements of the bootcamp will include coding in JavaScript and Python as well as SQL, data modelling, data infrastructure and the fundamentals of cloud engineering. People who complete the course will not only be given the core data skills, but will also have the underlying ability to code which will put them in a unique position to quickly progress in their data careers.

The curriculum will be constantly updated to match the skills employers actually want and will be delivered in a career-first approach. This means students will build a portfolio and will be fully supported by Northcoders’ team of career development experts who will help deploy them into their first industry roles.

Mulvey said: “The aim of the new Data Engineering bootcamp is to offer a world leading course that is focused on developing the skills that the tech sector needs. Our ability to adapt quickly means that we will be constantly evolving what we teach and tailoring the curriculum. That is an exciting prospect and will help to create the most talented and in demand data engineers of the future.”

Amul Batra, chief operating officer at Northcoders, added: “This launch is another milestone in our growth and comes at a time when there is huge demand for data engineers. According to LinkedIn’s 2022 ‘Jobs on the Rise’ report, data engineering is listed as one of the fastest-growing careers in the UK, whilst the average salary for a data engineer is £60k. We have already helped to create over 1,000 software development superstars, so this is a natural step for the business. Under Joe’s stewardship I’m sure it will be a huge success and will become an integral part of our offering over the coming years.”

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