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Vodafone partners with Makers to help frontline employees re-train as coders: Code Ready

Helping Vodafone frontline employees re-train as coders: Code Ready.

Frontline employees in Vodafone retail stores and contact centres who would like to make the transition to a digital career can learn to code with Code Ready, a new digital skills programme. Vodafone is partnering with Makers, London’s leading software development programme, to deliver the programme and help employees reskill.

Code Ready is fully funded, which means Vodafone employees won’t have to pay a penny to retrain for a digital career. They will learn all the skills they need to become a developer and secure a new job with Vodafone at the end of the course.

Code Ready will start with a pilot in September, with a planned intake of 20-30 people in Manchester in 2019.

Spencer Ayres, MD Makers Apprenticeships at Makers, said:

“At Makers, we believe that developing tech talent ready for today’s fast moving world of work takes an agile, accelerated and inclusive approach. Vodafone’s Code Ready programme is a great example of an approach that’s truly responsive to a rapidly changing tech industry.

By re-training Vodafone’s retail and contact centre staff interested in becoming developers, we hope to inspire even more people to consider a digital career.”

To help build the UK’s digital future, Vodafone announced a new education and mentoring programmes developed for university students, digital entrepreneurs and Vodafone employees interested in a digital career.

These programmes form part of a package of measures to drive innovation and growth across the UK. With its track-record as a British communications and technology pioneer, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to help the UK expand its pipeline of digital talent and advance as a digital leader.

Adam Parsons, HR Director at Vodafone UK, said:

“Digital sectors like artificial intelligence, cloud services and the Internet of Things represent exciting opportunities for the UK economy.

“The education and mentoring programmes we have created will help us to make the most of these opportunities. University students, digital entrepreneurs and Vodafone employees working in our retail stores and contact centres will be able to develop new skills and prepare for a digital future.”

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