Scotland’s digital skills academy will support Glasgow’s drive to create tech jobs for young people by hosting a four-week free course over the summer.

The tech skills ‘bootcamp’ in July is being hosted by CodeClan in partnership with Glasgow City Council to help 16-24 year-olds unemployed or not in education into the digital workforce.

The students will then get an accredited SQA certificate and go on to a paid-for four-week placement with a local tech firm, to give them hands-on experience at the digital coalface.

CodeClan is now seeking Glasgow companies as prospective employers, organisations who must be accredited living wage employers, to host the internships from mid-August.   

Loral Quinn, CodeClan’s CEO, said: “Our youth academy bootcamp will give you the skills and knowledge you need to master the basics of web design, helping you to jumpstart your future career in tech.  

“You don’t need any prior experience to join CodeClan Youth Academy, so even absolute beginners are welcomed with open arms. We are now building a list of employer organisations for the paid internships, and we want to hear from any companies who might want to host an internship. It’s a win-win because in addition to driving employment, you can end up with a fantastic employee who makes a real difference to your business.” 

Anne McLister, head of digital economy, Glasgow City Council, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with CodeClan to support young Glaswegians to gain valuable digital skills along with a paid internship. Glasgow City Region has a flourishing tech sector and this is a very exciting opportunity for young people to develop the skills to enable them to be part of that ecosystem.”

The coding bootcamp runs between Monday 10th July and Friday 4th August, with applications now open.  You can find out more information and apply directly via CodeClan’s website: