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About Us

Our Mission

To inspired and accelerate new possibilities for future tech masters by engineering the UK’s most industry-led and community-driven tech education hub.

Our Vision

The UK’s gold standard for tech education, delivering the industry’s future innovators from society’s most underrepresented groups.

Our Story

The Coders Guild is a well-respected training provider with over seven years’ experience designing and delivering high-quality digital apprenticeships.

We initiated the UK’s first industry-led digital apprenticeship scheme in 2012

Our founder, Crispin Read, assembled a team of developers, business owners, community leaders and training experts to work together to devise a brand new apprenticeship scheme, with a focus on inclusion, to increase opportunity and diversity in the digital industries.

We helped create the UK’s national standards

After two successful deliveries the team was asked to join the Tech Partnership’s trailblazer pilot scheme, which led to the creation of the new National Apprenticeship Standards in Software Development, to which all registered providers must now adhere.

Our clients range from SMEs to universities

We deliver ‘best in class’, industry-led training and coaching for CPD / Digital Apprenticeships and provide both technical and core/soft digital skills training nationally. Our clients range from SMEs to large, levy-paying organisations such as universities and NHS Digital.

In the pipeline for 2020/2021…

We currently specialise in providing Level 4 Software Development Apprenticeships. However, we are rolling out new Apprenticeship Training schemes in 2020 including Level 3 ICT Apprenticeship roles and Level 4 Apprenticeship in Software Testing and Level 4 Apprenticeship in Data Analysis, with more in the works for 2021.

Core Objectives and Values

The Coders Guild is dedicated to our strong social mission. We are an inclusive organisation that is committed to taking action to remove barriers to participation in learning. We support individuals by reducing discrimination and barriers to entry, resulting in increased equality and opportunities.

Core Team


Founder & Director

Making sure everything we do is brilliant and always getting better. 20 years as a developer, now full time advocate for apprenticeships and equality.


Applications Manager

Looking after all our learners and partners, keeping projects running smoothly. Working in apprenticeships since 2006, also heads up our social media channels - it’s Naomi you’re talking to on twitter and instagram.


Head of Partnerships and Social Mission

Keeping us on track with compliance and constantly improving the quality of our delivery. She’s also heading up our social mission.


Partnerships Development Manager

First point of contact for our partners and customers, making sure everyone we work with shares our vision and gets the most out of apprenticeships and training.


Lead Technical Trainer

Devising, delivering monitoring and improving our technical training. Alex is a very experienced web developer and qualified trainer and assessor too.


Lead Assessor

Heads up progress reviews and on-course monitoring. Mark wrote is first bit of JavaScript in 1996 and it is still live. He has been working in technical apprenticeships for 8 years, our resident expert in all things ‘Apprenticeship Standards’ - delivery, quality and achievement.


Apprenticeships Manager

We get A LOT of applicants. Rachel makes sure they are all looked after, signposted, helped and supported through the initial stages. Getting them ready to be put forward for employment.


Industry Liaison

Hannah heads up our connection to businesses, creating and nurturing strategic partnerships. She’s super passionate about sustainability, social impact and value striving to make positive changes to the way we all work.

How we work

The Coders Guild Ltd is a lean organisation with highly skilled and capable staff who work in cross-functional teams. We operate a non-hierarchical structure and believe everyone has a voice and should be treated equally. We are based from our offices in Duke Studios in Leeds, however we also work flexibly and remotely using state-of-the-art technology to ensure efficiency, retain quality relationships and continually evolve best practices:

Our Available Apprenticeships

Kick-start your new career with proper training and support from industry experts.

See all our apprenticeships

Software Developer

Level 4

Employability and Tech Skills

Got a techy outreach project? Know of an organisation that is looking to upskill marginalised or underrepresented groups? Get in touch - let’s have a chat to see if we can help.

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We are always looking for more people who share our vision and mission - get in touch and tell us about yourself.

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