Code Institute’s Virtual Careers and Networking Event for Learners, Alumni and Hiring Partners

October 2024

Online Registration Required!

What is Elevate

The Ultimate Talent Show

Elevate is an exclusive online careers fair and networking event for Code Institute’s global tech talent and hiring partners.

Hiring Tech Talent?

This is where you want to be, hundreds of software development graduates and experienced developers sign up to meet our hiring partners and recruiters. Enjoy short 1:1 networking sessions where you can showcase your organisation, its culture and recruitment process.

Building Networks

Learners, graduates and alumni have access to a full day packed with networking opportunities with their peers and some of the best tech companies in the world.

Tech Insights Sessions

An inspirational gathering of the top names in tech come together to present their insights and ambitions on an array of hot topics in tech.

Event Schedule 2023

8:30 to 9:15 – Careers & Community. The importance of building your network.
9:30 to 10:30 – The rise of early careers & Insights to multiple tech career paths.
11:00 to 12:00 – Tech careers are everywhere! Make sure you know where to look.
12:30 to 13:15 – Product update session
14:00 to 15:00 – Hiring Developers in the age of AI and LowCode.
15:00 to 16:00 – Diversity in tech.
16:00 to 16:45 – Closing ceremony.

Time: 8:30 – 9:15

Careers & Community. Welcome to Elevate Careers Fair


Jane Gormley, Director of Employer Engagement, Code Institute

Oliver Perry, Sales Director, Trust in Soda

Time: 9:30 – 10:30

The Rise of early careers & Insights to multiple tech career paths


Allison Hinds,
Apprenticeship & Early Careers, BBC

Jason McCormac, Partner, Cloud & Engineering, Deloitte

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Tech careers are everywhere! Make sure you know where to look


Alastair Marshall, Talent Team Lead, Sparta

Callum Bridgemount-John, Global Head of Early Careers, Maersk

Time: 12:30 – 13:00

Product update session


Brian O’Grady, Program Director, Code Institute

Peter O’Connell, Head of Product, Code Institute

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Hiring Developers in the age of AI and LowCode


Reshmi Goff, Head of Business Application Pre-Sales, Microsoft

Menno Odijk,
Field CTO, Mendix

Time: 15:00 – 16:00

Diversity in tech


Barry Walsh, Founder of

Marita Harper, HR Partner, Trust in Soda

Niall Maher, CTO & Founder of CODU

Time: 16:00 – 16:45

Closing ceremony


Jim Cassidy, CEO, Code Institute

Jane Gormley, Director of Employer Engagement, Code Institute

Break Out Rooms

Time: 10:30 – 11:00

Coding Careers For Women

Laura Mayock, Facilitator, Code Institute

Laura Hartnett, Applications Programming Engineer, Analog Devices

Raevynna El Messaoudi, Digital Transformation, Action Point

Time: 12:00 – 12:30

Alumni, Q&A, tips & advice

Jim Morel, Careers, Code Institute

Cara McAvinchey, Grad, Code Institute

Andy Guttridge, Grad, Code Institute

Time: 12:30 – 1:30

Community, Coffee & Cake

Sawyer Thompson, Community, Code Institute

Megan Armstrong, Careers, Code Institute

Highlights from Elevate 2023

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The Rise Of Early Careers & Insight To Multiple Tech Career Paths!: Allison Hinds, BBC & Jason McCormac, Deloitte (2023)

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Teach Careers are Everywhere! Make Sure You Know Where To Look: Alastair Marshall, Sparta & Callum Bridgemount-John, Maersk (2023)

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Product Update Session: Brain O’Grady & Peter O’Connell, Code Institute (2023)

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Hiring Developers in The Age Of AI and LowCode: Reshmi Goff, Microsoft & Menno Odijk, Mendix (2023)

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Diversity in Tech: Barry Walsh,, Marita Harper, Trust in Soda & Niall Maher, CODU (2023)

October 2024


Code Institute’s exclusive online careers fair

Book your place and enjoy a day packed with 1:1 networking where hiring partners and CI tech talent can shoot the breeze, enjoy fun workshops and informative insight sessions with a stellar lineup of speakers from global leaders in tech