London, UK – October 25, 2022 – Reapit is pleased to announce that its recent partnership with The School of Code has led to the recruitment of the first Bootcamp graduate.
School of Code offers a free 16-week course focusing on the fundamentals of programming, learning how to work in a high-performance tech team, and training in industry best practices and standards. This Bootcamp aims to help graduates get a foothold in the tech industry.
Training is free to students and removing this barrier is a fundamental part of the solution to the lack of diversity of background of those wanting to embark on a career in technology. Funding is provided by the Department of Education and Employer partners.
Reapit’s relationship with the School of Code brings several benefits, serving not only as a recruitment channel for talented candidates, but more importantly fulfilling shared goals around bringing more diversity in all its forms and its benefits to the technology industry.
Sarah Dearden, UK Chief Product Officer, Reapit, said: “Reapit is proud to be one of the Partners of the School of Code. As a leading player in the property technology industry, we have an obligation to employ and nurture people who are starting out in their career in technology. We need to constantly replenish the skills of the workforce for our benefit and for the sake of the wider industry.”
Dearden added: “On a personal note, I am very proud to have launched this initiative at Reapit and sincerely look forward to further opportunities to meet and potentially hire many inspiring applicants such as Tan. It is wonderful to see more diversity in the tech industry.”
Dr Chris Meah, Founder & CEO of School of Code, commented “We’ve had great success in placing our bootcampers into a wide range of tech companies. With Reapit hiring one of our graduates, Tan, there is another great example of how we can build partnerships with businesses to help grow their teams with top tech talent, and help change people’s lives so they can have great tech careers.”
Meah added: “We’re always searching for employers who provide great places to work and environments for people to grow. That’s exactly why we’re excited about the partnership with Reapit. So far, we have seen over 500 individuals on our bootcamp, and working with companies like Reapit gives us the ability to continue to support more people into tech for free!”
Tan Matthews, School of Code graduate and now Junior Business Analyst at Reapit, reflected: “Joining the SoC was one of the best life decisions that I have made to date. The amount of information, skill, and relationships that I have developed is amazing. I have always had an interest in tech but without the SoC I would still be frustrated. With increasing confidence, I can embrace a career in the tech industry, and I am happy to be continuing my learning at Reapit.”
Patrick Hannah, Chief Marketing Officer, Reapit
Reapit is the original, end-to-end business technology provider for estate agencies of all sizes. We’ve been helping residential estate agents to put growth on repeat for the past 25 years, providing agencies in the UK, Australia and Denmark with all the essential technology they need to run and grow their businesses, underpinned by our robust, enterprise-ready security infrastructure.
Our multi award-winning AgencyCloud business platform in the UK, and AgentBox CRM and Console Property Management solutions in Australia, deliver fully integrated, dynamic technology for sales, lettings, property management, block management, client accounts and analytics.
The Reapit AppMarket provides access to an ecosystem of over 60 integrated apps from leading Proptech providers, with single sign-on for a super-smooth, secure user experience – and our Developer Portal gives agencies the ability to build their own apps and customise their experience.
Our powerful service and training model, with unlimited access to a comprehensive range of resources, is part of our commitment to being a partner in growth for our customers – helping them meet the changing needs of consumers and the wider real estate market.
Reapit technology is used by over 60,000 agents in more than 12,000 branches worldwide, with over 820,000 properties under management. For more information, please visit www.reapit.com.
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