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Coding Fellowship is go!

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016, contributed by Develop Me

The Spring Cohort of the Coding Fellowship began on May 9th, based down at Bristol’s Paintworks the fellowship is the South West’s first coding bootcamp. The programme includes a 12 week intensive taught element - teaching the fundamentals of web development - a paid industry work placement and help finding employment as a web developer upon graduation.

The Bristol and Bath region has recently been recognised as the largest regional digital hub in the UK and with predictions that the digital industries will grow faster than any other in the coming decade, it’s a great time to be learning to code and joining the thriving tech sector. You can read more about this in the recent Tech Nation Report.

The programme is developed and delivered by industry experts - all of who work professionally as web developers, designers and digital experts in the region.

With a heavy focus on project work, industry relevant tech and hands-on learning the course takes students from beginners all the way through to employable junior web developers.

Nudge Digital and OnCorps are two of the companies offering paid work placements to fellowship graduates upon completion of the 12 week bootcamp - they’ve also been involved in approving and helping to shape the course structure and content to reflect industry needs.

Applications for the Autumn cohort of the Coding Fellowship are now being taken. If you’re interested in finding out more about the programme you can download an info pack at the fellowship website, email the team at or attend one of the introductory workshops scheduled throughout the summer (scheduled for Thursday June 30th & Thursday July 14th).

Develop Me, the company behind the Coding Fellowship, are keen to hear from tech and creative meetup groups in need of space to run events in the evenings or weekends. Get in touch if you’re in need!

Peter New, co-founder of Develop Me said:

“We’re keen to create a real community around the fellowship programme. It’s been developed for industry and directly shaped by local tech and creative businesses. We want there to be a continuous conversation between our students, industry and us, so we can evolve the programme to always remain relevant to the local digital and tech sectors. A large part of this conversation will happen at the thriving tech and creative meetup scene here in Bristol.”

You can contact the team at to discuss using their space for an event or to find out more about the next cohort of their Coding Fellowship programme.

Key Dates for Autumn Cohort:

June 30th - Intro Workshop
July 14th - Intro Workshop
July 22nd - Application Deadline
July 25th-29th - Interviews
August 5th - Deposit Due 
September 19th - Course Start Date