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CodeClan and FanDuel Teaming Up on Employer Partner Programme

David Paul

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CodeClan and FanDuel

The fantasy sports betting company will take on graduates as part of CodeClan’s employer network.

Scotland’s digital skills academy CodeClan has announced that fantasy sports betting firm FanDuel will be joining its employer partner programme.

FanDuel, as a keystone employer partner, will take on graduates from CodeClan’s programming, data and bespoke courses.

Additionally, FanDuel has been lined up as the headline sponsor for CodeClan’s Open Week this year, which will take place virtually between 3-7 May.

The Open Week is focused on giving prospective candidates and partner companies a series of introductory sessions on CodeClan and Scotland’s digital landscape in 2021.

Sessions include interactive coding classes with instructors, the chance to network with companies, career coaching and social events.

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, CEO of CodeClan, said: “FanDuel is one of Scotland’s greatest tech success stories, and we’re excited that our graduates will have the opportunity to join a world-class engineering team based here. CodeClan is a social enterprise and teaming with FanDuel is a good thing for the tech community.”

Commenting on the partnership, Justin Kerestes, Vice President, Software Engineering at FanDuel, said: “We are proud to be a partner and a sponsor of CodeClan.

“With the explosive growth FanDuel has been experiencing in the past few years, finding talent through CodeClan has allowed us to improve our hiring velocity and scale our organisation to match this demand.

“CodeClan graduates improve our organisational diversity and bring a unique perspective to our company; having worked in other industries, they often challenge us in thought-provoking ways that a traditional candidate does not.

“FanDuel Scotland is proud to be able to invest our success back in the community through our partnership, and we are excited to establish a long-term relationship with a centre of high-quality engineering talent.”


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Matthews-Clarkson added: “Our Open Week is a great opportunity for individuals and companies alike to get involved in one or more of the events taking place, to find out more about digital skills and careers at a time when the digital economy has never been more important than it is today. And we’re thankful to have the support of FanDuel as our main sponsor.”

CodeClan already partners with companies like BlackRock, Tesco Bank and FreeAgent, and works with a range of commercial and public sector organisations to identify graduates “who are going to provide the best fit”.

Last year, the organisation experienced record demand for its programming and data courses when it marked its 5th anniversary and has produced over 1,400 graduates since opening its doors in 2015.

The partnership with FanDuel is CodeClan’s second major team-up in this last six months. In December 2020, the organisation announced it had partnered with the Scottish Tech Army to offer graduates a springboard into new digital careers and a chance to work alongside the organisation’s developers on a range of projects.

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CodeClan’s Open Week is a series of informative, dynamic and social events focused on providing guidance and the confidence to accelerate your journey into a role in the digital industries.

To find out more and to sign up, click here: https://codeclan.com/open-week-2021/

David Paul

Staff Writer, DIGIT

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