Career


Short Time Work – Learn To Code

Due to Covid-19, der Corona-Krise, Kurzarbeit is extended to the end of December 2021. The Corona-Krise is causing problems for numerous industries. To deal with the situation, many companies register short-time work. According to the latest preliminary data from the Federal Employment Agency, 6.7 million people took advantage of short-time working benefits in May – […]

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What Now for Retail and Banking?

The rapid twists and turns of this 2020 helter-skelter has challenged business to redefine its operational model. We compare the fortunes of two evolving sectors — finance and retail — and ask, “what now?” As government interventions come to an end business must radically reform to avoid an economic bloodbath. Is a better future visible […]

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From tech career to software development

One thing we all know by now is that the tech industry is vast. However, just because somebody works in the tech industry, or works with computers, doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the skills as a software developer. Roles range from call centre operatives to sales and customer support. However, if you already have […]

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Retraining As A Programmer

Retraining and Covid-19 – Umschulung in Zeiten von Corona  The interest in retraining – or Umschulung in German – and the associated Jobwechsel, career change, is growing, especially since the Coronavirus has impacted our places of work. Many industries are severely affected and react with so-called Kurzarbeit or layoffs. However, this does not apply to […]

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Working Remotely In Germany

More freedom, more free time and more independence. Home Office work offers many advantages. No More Commutes Working from home no longer means long commutes, traffic jams, train delays or other incidents. In the Home Office, working days start much more relaxed and there is more free time at the end of the day. Not […]

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Demand growth for Software Developers

Over the last few months, how we work has completely changed. For example, at the start of 2020, had you told me that the majority of the workforce would be working from home, I would’ve said, “yeah, sure, and pigs will fly”. However, here we are. With this massive culture shock, the whole labour landscape […]

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Finance to software development

No matter what you do, the concept of changing a career can be scary. We’re often asked about how difficult it would be to move careers from finance to software development. The fact is, it will certainly impact you. However, no matter what the industry, if you’re not happy with your job, or if you […]

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Work from home – My Time is Now

Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Zac Allen, a Code Institute-trained developer. We caught up with Zac during June 2020 as Ireland was still on lockdown. He talks about his work from home, his love for Cork, and how he found the Code Institute programme.  Tell us who you are and where […]

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Automation – Has it accelerated?

Automation has been a huge topic in recent years. Research has highlighted the growth of automation and its potential impact on industries like retail, hospitality, manufacturing, and more. Recent events of COVID-19 appears to have accelerated automation growth. Previously, governments and commentators spoke of a digital skills gap. Changes brought about from this pandemic may […]

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Why LinkedIn is important for Code Institute developers

So, you’re already social media savvy. You’ve got your Twitter account, you’d be lost without Facebook, and if you’re of a certain age, you might even remember Bebo and MySpace. But how savvy are you with LinkedIn? Let’s begin. LinkedIn, believe it or not, is older than Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It was first released […]

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