Get ready to land a job you’ll love
We know the job hunt is the most challenging part of a career changer’s journey. That is why we have created a career accelerator programme to give you a competitive advantage when securing a job.
Reframe your story
We’ll take a 1:1 deep dive and uncover the unique skills a hiring manager will love about you.
Access to tech circles
Meet industry hiring supremos at weekly recruitment events, masterclasses and hackathons.
Get the job!
25% of learners hit their career goal before graduating and 90%+ are hired 6-months of qualifying.
Land your dream job!
Our three-step careers accelerator helps you build your confidence, rub shoulders with employers, and tackle any interview and salary negotiations on your own.
This Friday, 12:00 – 12:45 GMT+1
This is an opportunity to hear about the work that Code Institute’s Director of Employer Engagement, Jane Gormley and her team is doing every day to help our graduates land their first jobs in the tech industry.
What our students say
1000+ hiring partners employ our graduates
90% of our grads are employed within 6 months
3% Full-Time Apprentice/Contractor
6% Hired by School
1% Short-Term Contractor
8% Started New Company / Entrepreneur
1% Taking Time Out
2% Employed Out of Field
Meet your career transition team
Benefits of our careers accelerator programme
Our academic partnerships
We’ve partnered with Trust In Soda, a forward-thinking, next-generation digital recruitment agency, with international reach and unrivalled digital recruitment knowledge and expertise. This partnership puts our learners at the center of the action with unrivalled access to an extensive tech network, exclusive industry events and joining top industry teams for hackathons.
An exclusive ticket to Elevate our invite-only online career fair. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your profile, showcase your skills, attend seminars, get the inside track on hiring practice and meet employers in a relaxed atmosphere. With over 600 hiring partners attending – many of our alumni have met their career match at Elevate.
Code Institute Social Initiatives
Code Institute Social Initiatives funds and delivers training that gives refugees and underrepresented minorities access to a meaningful career in the tech sector.
Exclusive Bonus Bundle
Career change is both exciting and daunting! We get you access to amazing partner discounts, bonus products, tech tools and events that will give you the distinct advantage in changing your career and excelling as a developer.
Career guide ebooks
How Do I Start A Career In Software?
Tech offers a fulfilling career with great prospects but…
Changing career to Software Development
What to expect and what to learn…
Frequently Asked Questions
Career Support is immediately on commencement and remains available to students even after they have graduated from the programme, and we continue to support our alumni throughout their coding careers.
Yes. Your support kicks in from day one, with new students getting immediate access to the careers hub. Your first formal 1:1 meeting with your career consultant typically happens after you send in your second project.
Generally, we advise our students to get into their studies before applying for roles in software development. Ultimately, it’s up to you, but we recommend waiting until you have completed the fourth portfolio project on our programme. Many of our students are hired in advance of graduation.
First, it’s essential to realise that your non-coding skills can be just as important as your coding skills. Employers are looking for well-rounded people with experience in areas such as communication, leadership and more. Regarding your technical skills, the portfolio of projects that you complete with Code Institute will become very important, as these, along with your GitHub profile, show off your abilities. When you are a student on our programme, our Careers team is in place to help guide you on this journey. They will talk to you about best-practice for your CV, interviews, and more.
As part of our career programme, we strive to introduce our students to numerous employers and hiring partners. We host weekly recruitment webinars, hackathons and events with our employment partners, and the aim is to introduce you to the people that are hiring and looking for people just like you. In addition, we share new roles daily on our internal channels.
Hackathons are a fantastic chance for our students to collaborate. They occur regularly and involve each group building web solutions around particular topics. This usually includes websites, design, landing pages, etc. It is an amazing way to learn and see what it’s like to work as a developer. In addition, it will expose you to collaborative working environments.
Hackathons happen regularly in Code Institute. They occur approximately ten to twelve times per annum. You can be part of a team as soon as you join the program.
Our Masterclasses cover ten separate topics designed to teach you about different areas of changing careers. Masterclasses will cover areas such as; CV building, LinkedIn, Interviews, Technical interviews, Presenting yourself as a potential employee, etc.
Yes! The Career Team runs monthly alumni seminars that give students a chance to connect with Code Institute alumni and hear about their new careers post-graduation. Another way to engage with alumni is through the Code Institute Slack channels. It’s a really active and friendly community.
As the world is more open now than ever to remote working, opportunities have grown exponentially for people no longer based in cities or towns. In software development, the main requirements are having the skills to code, good & stable internet, and being willing to put in the hard graft.
Even before the pandemic, software development was a more accepted role for remote staff. While some companies will require people to work from a city-based office, the popularity of remote working is now bigger than ever.
This varies from country to country. Junior developers are traditionally well-paid globally. See this blog to get an idea of reported salaries in various regions. Please note that these are reported average salaries, and they will vary from employer to employer. A lot is also dependent on how you put yourself forward as a candidate for a role and salary discussions.
Yes. The vast majority of our graduates and students are career changers.
Yes. This service is available to all our students through their Code Institute career coaches. We find that your CV is incredibly important, which is why we also cover them through masterclasses, meetings and other forms of content. In addition, there is a formal 1:1 arranged to include this review.
Yes. That is one of the aims of the Careers Team. It is ultimately you who builds your network. We will make the opportunities available to you, introduce industry professionals and show you best practice procedures to build your network.
Yes, our career coaches can help you with this. We also cover interviews in our masterclasses and other content available to you. We can also arrange 1:1s for specific pre-interview prep sessions.