Coding school Code Nation has entered two new partnerships to support tech recruitment.

Communications firm Moneypenny has joined forces with Code Nation’s pledger scheme, which enables businesses to have access to their talent before other recruiters.

It also hosts mentoring, workshops and live projects for their students.

Business telecoms and IT service provider Vivio is heavily investing in the company with the aim to address the digital skills shortage in the UK, but has also seen Code Nation open a second branch within Vivio’s Chester HQ, as well as moving its Manchester office to a larger space at Spring Gardens.

“The partnership has been a fantastic opportunity for Code Nation to expand and grow,” said Andy Lord, CEO of Code Nation.

“Not only do we now have the experience and support of a key player within the telecoms industry, but with the two new sites, we are also able to open our offering up to more businesses and individuals.

“We are currently working on several initiatives to address the skills shortage, most recently with the Adult Education Budget to provide fully-funded coding and cyber security courses.”

Code Nation is a training organisation that offers coding and cyber security courses to students of all levels, based in both Chester and Manchester City Centre.

Mel Carlen, Head of IT at Moneypenny said: “It was wonderful to be able to host the Code Nation students here at our Moneypenny offices.

“They all enjoyed a tour of our Tech Garden and hearing about the Moneypenny story. Following this, the students worked really hard to pitch some brilliant ideas for potential future Moneypenny projects which were extremely impressive.

“We are looking forward to them presenting the finished projects."

Founder and CEO of Vivio, James Wright, added: “We’re extremely proud to partner with Code Nation and to be a part of a business that not only offers a digital solution to us, but the industry as a whole.

“The world is moving fast and the UK digital skills shortage is becoming a real issue. Businesses such as Code Nation are not only filling a skills gap, but they are also giving people the opportunity to enter into an industry that they never thought they could.”