CodeClan, Scotland’s national digital skills academy and Eden Scott, the digital technology recruitment specialist have signed a strategic partnership to create a career pipeline for CodeClan graduates.

The new partnership creates a complete career pipeline for graduates, extending the academy’s support across multiple roles and helping them to forge a long-term career in Scotland’s rapidly evolving digital economy.

Graduates who have not found their ideal role within CodeClan’s growing partner programme after six months, will be able to join Eden Scott’s leading recruitment service which opens up an extensive network of employers and roles across the country. Alumni who are looking for a new role will also now be able to access Eden Scott’s services, to help them progress their career and retain their growing experience within Scotland.

The partnership creates a unique career pipeline for CodeClan graduates and gives them even more reason to study one of the academy’s full-time courses in order to forge an entirely new career based around their new software development or data analysis skills.

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, CEO of CodeClan, said: “CodeClan was created to bridge Scotland’s digital skills gap. The demand for technically skilled people continues to grow and the country needs a whole new way to help people reskill, retrain and future-proof their career. CodeClan has produced well over 800 graduates since the organisation launched in 2015, the majority of whom are working with companies in every sector across the country.

“We’ve proven the CodeClan model works. The challenge now is to scale what we do and find our graduates not only their first role within the industry but retain that talent and support their ongoing career.”

“This strategic partnership aligns Eden Scott’s experience and expertise with CodeClan’s ongoing growth and enables us to build out our offering, to make our service to Scotland’s digital future even more valuable.”

Peter Dunn, Associate Director and head of Eden Scott’s Tech and Digital team, said: “We see the partnership between Eden Scott and CodeClan as an exciting step forward for Scotland’s coding community.”

“The demand for talent is growing exponentially as our economy becomes increasingly dominated by technology. CodeClan has established itself as a vital supporter of this growth sector and this partnership with Eden Scott will provide a seamless extension to the career ambitions of their graduates. Companies looking to attract skilled technicians with additional ‘real world’ experience will also be able to work with us as the CodeClan alumni, who may be looking for their next career move, will be signposted to our consultative service.”

“In addition to the national and international brands we support, our TalentSpark brand offers access to early stage and scaling businesses ensuring we will find the right fit for the talented CodeClan graduates on the next stage of their journey.”