Employment in the IT industry is expected to grow at nearly five times the UK average over the next decade, resulting in a predicted shortfall of nearly one million people with digital skills.
Whilst there are many solutions for the medium and long-term in place within the schools and higher education sectors, none of these address the immediate requirement which is creating a culture of spiralling salaries, aggressive head-hunting and late project delivery.....until now!
Over the last seven months, Acorn has been working in conjunction with consultants John Holvey, Roger Hiscott and The Alacrity Foundation to devise and implement a concept to deliver young talented individuals to the IT industry. These individuals may not necessarily have been educated with digital skills, but in most cases are well qualified in similar STEM skills. In the two initial proof of concept runs of the Bootcamp, all attendees graduated and are making solid contributions within the software development environments in which they work.
Having successfully completed the two concept runs, we are pleased to bring this service to market, combining the skills of UK-wide leading recruitment and training agency Acorn alongside the reputation of our partners.
We find, interview and pre- screen the candidates.
Together we select the candidates from the short-list that you wish to participate in to the Bootcamp.
All the Bootcampers will then undertake a six week, intense, practical orientated, training course in a central location supported by a tutor and support technician.
See below for the full Bootcamp process.......Client Process Candidate Process
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Acorn is one of the UK's leading recruitment and training companies with a network of branches, on-site locations and specialist divisions throughout England and Wales.
John has over 30 years of experience in senior management, software architectural and R&D roles. John is also the industry lead at the National Software Academy.