More job positions require coding and programming than you think. Significantly more businesses are relying on computer code to automate and design systems, from websites to networks and even email campaigns. Learning the skills to code and understand computer languages empowers employees with the confident to explore more tools and applications than you would because your understanding of how to use them is increased. These skills also broaden opportunities available across your career.
Abi Perkins, Marketing Executive at Purple, said: “Over the three days we covered the basics of each language and frequently completed small tasks to put learning into practise. It worked really well because of how daunting and intense it appears to be at first; when its broken down it makes sense and the tutors at Code Nation really help you understand how a small piece of code can have a big effect.
“Since being back in work I have already put new techniques into practise with different design and call to action elements, and code doesn’t look as daunting to me anymore. I think the importance of people being given the opportunity to code is critical, especially as the digital gap is so prominent in today’s industry,” said Abi.
“However, when we started and the tutors explained how it was going to be done, the structure and logic behind the different languages became much easier to understand. I went from being a bit nervous about coding to seeing how much of an impact these skills could have for my current role at Purple – and future ones too working across any network,” said Alex.
Coding benefits employees in any field
As an apprentice Network Engineer, Alex is working across the Purple offices on several projects and learning about how our high-tech network operates. Having a diverse range of skills, even as an apprentice, means you are able to contribute more to the team with a greater understanding of tasks.
“It was great to have the opportunity to get out of the office and learn new skills, and I would recommend it to other apprentices too. It has definitely opened my eyes to what coding can do and how it is applied in my role and in Abi’s – despite our different working backgrounds. I’ll be doing a bit of coding in my spare time as well for if I ever want to deepen my knowledge of the different languages in the new year!”