Companies are going straight to code academies to hire top talent

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At Ubiqum Code Academy, we have a number of loyal Hiring Partners who we connect with our students during their bootcamp.

Before we go into the tech companies hiring programmers and analysts from code academies, let’s get a clear idea of the current demand. No doubt many of you have heard that there is an increased need for people with tech-heavy profiles – maybe within your own business. However, it’s useful to know exactly what this demand looks like and how long things are set to continue like this.

What are the job portals saying about code academies?

The Spanish job portal,, indicates that the most in-demand jobs right now are in the IT and technology sector. This is obvious, but which positions are they exactly? Well, the most in-demand role continues to be Computer Programmer, making up 24% of the job market here in Spain. The demand for Programmer Analysts comes close behind at 23%. Combine these two figures and that’s almost half of all jobs in Spain! So, it’s a smart time to check out the range of coding bootcamps and courses at Ubiqum.

Infojobs and ESADE’s yearly report depicts a sharp rise in computer programming jobs, highlighting the need for full-stack developers, as these are people who have knowledge of both back and front-end software development. Though this table only shows up until 2016, these positions have only become more important for modern companies.

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So, with such a high demand for Programmers and Analysts, companies are facing tough competition when hiring professionals from the IT and technology sector. No longer is it simply computer software companies like IBM and Apple that need developers and analysts. It’s anything from clothing to car companies, and companies are clearly struggling to find enough talented candidates as the top profiles are quickly snapped up.

For this very reason, companies are having to be increasingly more proactive when looking to hire programmers or data analysts. Job postings are simply not good enough as the big guns attract all the attention. Instead, what many forward-thinking companies are doing is teaming up with code academies and headhunting the best talent before they’ve even finished the course.

Here at Ubiqum Code Academy, almost half of our students are contracted by companies who actively seek out candidates for their vacant positions by getting in contact with Ubiqum. One way of doing this is by signing up to the portal and posting on the Job Notice Board, where they can post their open positions and have them seen by a breadth of highly skilled, job-ready candidates.

The advantages of hiring from a code academy like Ubiqum:

  • All students have a high level of English
  • They are trained in complex technical skills, demonstrated in an impressive portfolio of work
  • The course adopts a “learn by doing” approach, the students have a great deal of hands-on experience and are ready to apply this in the workplace
  • They know how to use the essential programming languages of a Junior Developer
  • Students have diverse backgrounds, which gives an added value to their profile
  • They are highly motivated and eager to keep learning

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One of the best things about hiring from a code academy is that the students have highly technical skills and knowledge of the latest programs and platforms. In the case of Ubiqum, they’ve spent five months in a highly immersive environment that imitates the modern workplace, and they are therefore fully prepared to start work right away. This is because the programming languages they’ve been working with for the duration of the course are the most widely used and the skills they’ve acquired are 100% transferable. The areas they specialize in are Data Analytics, and Java Web Development and Javascript Web Development.

With many companies already going straight to code academies like ours for their programmers and analysts, if you haven’t considered this approach to recruiting, we recommend that you do so. Companies such as eDreams Odigeo, Altran, GFT and Slash Mobility have adopted this approach and have been very happy with the result:

“Jaume has fit in great in our company. He knew how to adapt himself to different situations and he demonstrated an incredible technological curiosity. We would definitely hire talent from you again!” —  Slash Mobility

As an employer, you can reach a wider pool of talented candidates on the Ubiqum Job Notice Board, where you can publish your job offers and review potential candidates for web developer and data analyst positions.