DevAcademy appoints Project Manager to support new IT jobs

Newcastle based IT training and resource provider DevAcademy has recruited a new Project Manager as a second intake of students start an innovative 8-week course that catapults them into careers in the region’s booming technology sector.

Rachel Peacock has joined the Jesmond-based company to grow the DevAcademy presence in the region and beyond and recruit more hopefuls keen to progress into a career in tech in just eight weeks.

DevAcademy aims to offer prospective software developers an alternative route into the technology industry, delivering a unique industry-led coding course that prepares students for entry-level jobs within some of the region’s largest blue-chip organisations.

The DevAcademy model believes anyone with the desire to learn to code can work within the technology industry, and there are no entry requirements to the course. As well as taking students through an 8-week introduction to coding languages, DevAcademy also lines up prospective employers and continues to support applicants through the interview and induction process.

With many software companies struggling to recruit and retain skilled developers, DevAcademy aims to address to the skills gap by developing a sustainable, skilled workforce.

Rachel said: “I’m really excited about becoming part of DevAcademy. I fully believe in the solution it offers to both employers wishing to recruit and develop a talented pool of employees and to people out there who may not have a background in computer science but have the passion and willingness to learn and kick start their career in the region’s thriving tech industry.

 “I’ve taken over at a great time as we have just inducted our second round of students, with 20 people of all different ages, backgrounds and levels of experience who share the same desire to learn and grow a successful career in technology.”

DevAcademy Director and co-founder Lee Durham said: “The DevAcademy is an innovative solution to increasing demands on internal project teams within software and technology companies and it’s a model we are really proud of. We are rapidly placing people into prosperous employment and providing solutions to the chronic skills shortage within the industry. We are excited to have Rachel on board and see the continued success of the business as we look to grow DevAcademy on a national level.”

The second DevAcademy course is already under way and due to finish at the end of summer. Applications for the autumn intake will open shortly. Interested applicants can visit  or email for more information.

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