Manchester based Northcoders, the coding bootcamp for the North, has added seven new members of staff to its teaching, talent and partnerships, marketing, mentoring and finance teams.
The new tutors are: Tom Simmons, Vel Georgieva and Alex Cox. All three are qualified coders and will be responsible for delivering Northcoders’ curriculum, mentoring students on a group and one to one basis, as well as researching and staying abreast of industry news, technology trends and changes in tech.
Aaron Ward has joined Northcoders as its new talent and partnerships manager. Aaron is an experienced IT recruitment specialist who has worked solely within the .Net software development arena across the North West of England for the past seven years. He joins from onezeero.
Maddison Griffiths is the firm’s new onboarding mentor and will be helping people to get onto Northcoders’ full time and pre-courses. He studied Media, Culture and Communications at Liverpool John Moore’s University and has previously worked at National Savings and Investments.
Helen Batra-Squires has been appointed as a designer and will be working closely with the marketing team on all aspects of Northcoders’ external and internal communications. Helen originally studied graphic design in London before setting up boutique agency Hels Bells Design alongside running a greeting cards publishing company and wedding stationery design business.
The final new starter is Charlotte Prior, finance manager. Charlotte will be working with the senior leadership team on the financial management of the business. She has previously worked at Turning Point and Buildzone UK Ltd and is currently studying towards her chartership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Vel Georgieva said of her new role: “Northcoders is a fantastic organisation and I am now delighted to be part of it. It offers an in-depth approach to learning that is not just based on how to simply code, but how the code works under the surface. Offering that level of insight is both refreshing and exciting as we help to create the coding stars of the future.”
Chris Hill, founder of Northcoders, added: “The success of our business is built on the experience and expertise of our team so we are delighted to welcome these new recruits.”