Northcoders kicks off 2023 with first ever Data Engineering bootcamp graduation

Leeds-based Northcoders, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of training programmes for software coding and data engineering which also has sites in Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham, has started 2023 with a bang as it celebrates the very first graduation from its new and bespoke 13-week full-time Data Engineering bootcamp

The inaugural cohort of 15 people started the course on 3rd October 2022 and over the past three months have been developing the skills they need to kick start a long-term career in data.


The Data Engineering Bootcamp has been designed and developed by industry experts, including Joe Mulvey - Head of Data Engineering at Northcoders. The curriculum spans a broad range of core content including Python programming, data modelling and analysis skills, and cloud engineering. Moving forward, it will be constantly updated to match the skills employers actually want and will always be delivered in a career-first approach.


As part of the graduation ceremony, students presented in teams of five and showcased their joint end of course project that included extracting data from a fictional company database, reworking it and inserting into a data warehouse ready for analysis.

Each graduate has also built up their own portfolio of work to present to potential employers and, alongside their data studies, they have developed strong coding abilities – all of which puts them in a unique position to quickly progress down their chosen career path.

Northcoders’ team of career development experts are now working with the graduates to deploy them into their first industry roles right across the UK. Demand is most strong from the data engineering, AI, ML, MLOps and DataOps sectors. According to LinkedIn’s 2022 "Jobs on the Rise" report, data engineering is listed as one of the fastest-growing careers in the UK.


Joe Mulvey commented: “The first Data Engineering Bootcamp graduation is a big milestone for Northcoders. The course has been a long time in the planning so it’s fantastic to see this first cohort embark on the next phase of their careers. Our aim is to offer a world leading programme that is always laser focused on developing the skills the tech sector needs. I think we’ve done that and I – along with the whole team – am really proud of our students who are set to become the data engineering stars of the future.”