For a few years we’d been struggling to find the coding talent we wanted at the rate we needed it.
We were part of the biggest tech hub outside London, but the pool of qualified developers looking for work was limited.
Mayden’s director, Chris had an idea: we’d create an academy to train aspiring computer programmers to be exactly the kind of developers we wanted to hire – knowledgeable, curious problem-solving team players who knew their way around a scrum board.
The curriculum would be written and taught by professional developers with a real grasp on exactly the skills a new developer needed, not just to land their first job as a junior dev, but to thrive in it.
Mayden interviewed, tested and then hired every one of the grads from that first course.
And we were really pleased with what we found. Each one of them hit the ground running. They were collaborative, had a real love of coding, and truly knew their stuff.