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Northcoders grows teaching team

(L-R) David Bartlett, Nicola Derrick, Shaq Hobbs-Daley and Isabel Maccabee Appts

Coding bootcamp Northcoders has added four new members of staff to its teaching team at its campuses in Manchester (Federation House) and Leeds (Platform). The new recruits are Shaq Hobbs-Daley, Isabel Maccabee, Nicola Derrick and David Bartlett.

All four 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.

Prior to joining Northcoders, Shaq worked in the technology recruitment sector after studying  for a Material Science and Engineering degree at Manchester University; whilst Isabel  previously worked as an Assistant Project Manager for a translations company in London. She holds a degree in Linguistics

David is a graduate of Leeds University after completing his Masters in Physics; and Nicola studied Architectural Engineering – again at Leeds University – after which she travelled for a couple of years before working in Retail Management in both Australia and New Zealand.

Nicola said of her new role: “I loved my time at Northcoders and didn’t want to leave so I was thrilled when I was offered the chance to join the teaching team. My focus is now on helping to expand the Northcoders community and to develop the best new tech talent.”

Shaq added: “I’m really excited about this new phase of my career as I’ve always had a passion for teaching. I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise and helping others to gain a strong understanding of coding.”

Chris Hill – founder of Northcoders – commented: “As a business, we want to offer the very best standards of teaching possible. Shaq, Isabel, David and Nicola are fantastic coders but also have empathy and patience which are key attributes that we need in our teaching staff. We are delighted they are now part of the Northcoders team.”

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