Digital skills academy teams up with PwC

Published: 02 September 2019

Edinburgh digital skills academy CodeClan has teamed up with PwC Scotland to help the accounting heavyweight meet increased demand for technology workers.

PwC has signed a partnership agreement with the tech training school that will see it engage with full-time students to discuss career opportunities before they graduate.

The firm anticipates the deal will help it meet the rising need for staff in areas such as coding, data analytics and cyber security, as PwC pushes forward with its technology-focused strategy.

We’re delighted to welcome PwC on board as a CodeClan partner and we look forward to our graduates helping Scotland’s digital economy grow and thrive...

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, Chief Executive , CodeClan

 

CodeClan, established in Edinburgh in 2015, aims to build a “diverse and innovative” digital industry for Scotland through its training courses, which range from single-day sessions to intensive 16-week programmes.

It has since opened a second facility in Glasgow, which it expanded earlier this year to accommodate the addition of a new data analysis course, and launched an Inverness campus in May to better serve the Highlands.

The professional services firm is working with clients on projects covering drones, artificial intelligence and blockchain, as well as serving businesses in the cyber security, operational resilience and data sectors. 

Claire Reid, regional leader for PwC in Scotland, said: “Technology is changing the way we live and work, and as digital services become a more essential aspect of PwC’s business, it is crucial that we recruit workers with the requisite skills. And with many CodeClan graduates gaining those skills, there are tangible benefits to this partnership..."

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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