Posted on June 20, 2019 by staff

Coding bootcamp Northcoders grows teaching team


Coding bootcamp Northcoders has added four new members of teaching staff to its team.

The four have been recruited across both their Manchester and Leeds campuses, in Federation House and 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, and mentoring students on a group and one to one basis.

Prior to joining Northcoders, Hobbs-Daley worked in the technology recruitment sector after studying for a Material Science and Engineering degree at Manchester University; whilst Maccabee previously worked as an Assistant Project Manager for a translations company in London.

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

Derrick said: “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.”

Hobbs-Daley 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 Northcoder, said: “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.”