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Make the Change with Coding

We have continued to see the ripple effects of the pandemic and the impact it had on students this year. Despite their resilience, many face uncertainty in education and the job market. The chaos surrounding unexpectedly low A-level results meant many would miss their university places, and even 28,000 A-level students who secured suitable grades still have no offer from a university.


However, as we prepare for a new academic year, the good news is that professional certifications are providing a faster, cheaper, and more effective job-ready solution than university. As a result, quick-thinking students are enrolling now to secure low tuition fees and high employability success by being ready for when the January 2023 recruitment drive begins.

According to the recent BCS State of the Nation report, UK tech job vacancies have grown 191%, with more than 64,000 vacancies for UK tech jobs in the third quarter of last year alone. Elsewhere 76% of businesses admitted they lack the digital skills they need to build success. These are just a handful of reasons why it has never been a better time to be part of the solution to the tech skills shortage and secure the software developer career of your dreams.



Why you should learn coding online and not at Uni

Going to university and graduating with a degree was traditionally seen as the only way to land a high-paying job in almost any industry, including IT. But the employment landscape has changed. A tech skills shortage in an increasingly digital world meant that the demand for software developers was outstripping the supply universities could supply. As a result, students now have many more options to fit their unique learning styles, requirements, and career path.

McKinsey & Co research reported that the pandemic accelerated digital transformation by seven years, and contrary to what many might tell you, tech is not destroying jobs but creating them. Moreover, with the average university debt rising to £45,800, online courses are an attractive way to avoid massive debts before your career begins. But there is much more to online learning than being more affordable.

With many courses and websites at your fingertips, you can choose what certifications you want to study. You can also manage your destiny by putting together your unique path relevant to your goals. All at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.


Why coding is a futureproof career

Although we are living in uncertain times, there are a few areas in life that we can safely predict. First, we know that technology will continue to dominate every area of our lives and evolve. We also know that if technological change is inevitable, so will the workforce. Armed with this knowledge, you are already one step ahead and can prepare to futureproof your career.

The future will be ruled by those who are tech-savvy rather than those who are tech-averse. A PwC survey revealed that 83% of CEOs are increasingly concerned about their ability to find the right tech talent. But for students, this represents a wave of opportunities to be a part of building the future or helping to secure it.

The only limit to the success of your career in coding is your imagination. Your journey might begin with the goal of becoming a pro coder and building a portfolio of projects to show employers. Your average salary will start at around £48,000, and as you gain experience, you will soon become a senior backend developer picking up £73,000 a year. But it could also lead to you wanting to explore Python with the eventual goal of hitting a six-figure salary as a Python software architect.

Software development is not only the perfect way to futureproof your career, and it will also open up a wealth of career pathways. But, of course, the route you choose will depend entirely on what areas you are passionate about, and as the old saying goes, if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. So, when it comes to futureproofing your career, we always advise our students to dream bigger.


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How coding caters to all personality types

Diversity of thought plays a crucial role in the tech industry. Software development teams are often tasked with building new solutions that will be inclusive of all potential users and customers. Overcoming business challenges with technology will also require innovative and creative thinking to deliver customer success. But this requires teams with different personality types and various perspectives.

These are just a few examples of how IT must cater to all personality types to drive a business forward. As a result, development teams typically consist of an eclectic mix of extroverts, introverts, analytical thinkers, creatives, and open-minded, organized individuals who are logical and flexible. Regardless of your personality type, you will seamlessly fit into any tech team where diversity of thought is celebrated and encouraged rather than feared.


How coding careers progress quickly

Front-end PLUS is exclusive to Learning People students. It provides a fully supported ‘novice to job-ready’ solution for anyone wanting to enter the world of professional coding and web design. Of course, you could quickly secure an entry-level position for £40,000 a year upon completion. But this is just the beginning of your career in coding.

Regardless of which path you choose next; a software developers professional’s opportunities and salary expectations will progress much quicker than you might think. For example, suppose you are interested in unlocking the ability to work anywhere in the world. In that case, the Code+ will begin this journey by helping you unlock Europe’s only university credit-rated diploma in Full Stack Software Development.

Whether you want to go from being a Java novice to Javanista or if you are thinking about learning to code but are unsure where to start, take the 5-step coding challenge, and discover if it’s right for you. All we ask is that you let us know how you get on.