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Kainos expands prestigious CodeCamp programme
170 students from North London schools will learn how to design, build and launch their own websites
16 October 2017

London – 18 October 2017 – Kainos, a leading provider of digital services and platforms, today expanded its CodeCamp scheme with an event held in London. 170 students aged 13-14 from Mill Hill School and Copthall School, North London, will spend the day honing their computing and development skills.

Kainos CodeCamp will provide an important benefit to those following science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and career paths. The students will get the chance to learn how to design and build their own websites, getting to grips with CSS and HTML code, as well as getting the chance to try out JavaScript.

This will be the first CodeCamp to be held outside of Northern Ireland, and will help students expand their knowledge of computer coding and develop their professional skills. The students will develop online CVs which will support their future academic and professional applications.

“Having now run five successful CodeCamp events in Northern Ireland, we felt the time was right to start looking at expanding the scheme to other areas,” says Gemma Crothers, Tech Outreach Manager at Kainos. “CodeCamp gives students the chance to develop valuable skills which will help them in their future careers. As we continue to expand our operations across the UK, we’re always looking for opportunities to give back to our local communities, as well as helping to fill the digital skills gap by helping to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs, developers and creatives.”

The event will be hosted by Mill Hill School, and forms part of their ongoing mission to provide their students with a range of challenging and exciting educational opportunities. Students from Mill Hill will be joined by 30 pupils from Copthall School for the event, widening the opportunity to include the wider north London educational community.

“It’s important to us that our students are equipped for life, both now and in the future,” says Sam Baldock, Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) of Mill Hill School. “CodeCamp is a great opportunity for our students to learn vital digital skills from professional developers. We are also delighted to be hosting pupils from Copthall School and look forward to collaborating with them during this exciting event.”

CodeCamp is part of the Kainos Academy, a training and development programme designed to attract and nurture the best digital talent. The programme includes a series of initiatives created specifically for young people, including CodeCamp, A.I.Camp and Earn as you Learn.

For more information about opportunities available to young people through Kainos, please visit https://www.kainos.com/careers/student-and-graduates

For more information about Mill Hill school, please visit http://www.millhill.org.uk/

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