Software Engineering Academy

Building brilliantly diverse tech teams, with Apprenticeship Levy funding
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Recruiting software engineers is hard and expensive.
Our Levy funded software engineering programmes are an affordable and high-quality solution. Our programmes are front-loaded, to ensure your employees quickly have the skills to start impacting your organisation.

We co-design programmes in partnership with you, and help you to identify the best candidates.
Attract brand new talent
Stop competing for experienced developers and start creating new talent from untapped talent pools.
Our practical and hands-on programmes have trained software engineers from some of the UK’s biggest businesses, including BBC, bp, American Express, and Zoopla.
We deliver most of the training upfront, enabling your new hires to add value from day one.
Delivered by experts
All our tutors are experienced software engineers with a passion for developing others.

Our clients

How it works

Flexible delivery models to suit the needs of your business

Understand your needs
Every business is different, which is why we will work with you from the start to understand what is important and to co-design a delivery model tailored to your requirements.
Attract and recruit
We can help you identify the best candidates for your business using our tried and tested processes.
Best practice
We provide you with advice and ongoing support to make sure you get the best out of your new team members as they grow.
Bootcamp learning
Training kicks off with a full-time and immersive bootcamp lasting 3, 5 or 12 weeks - whichever works best for your organisation.
Ongoing workshops and coaching sessions
Support continues beyond the bootcamp to ensure your new employees are delivering business impact in their new roles.
Assessment and graduation
We co-ordinate all assessments and give apprentices all the support they need to achieve the highest grades. 


In partnership with Softwire

Corndel have partnered with digital engineering experts Softwire to make their tried and tested model of developing brilliant new software talent available to all levy-paying businesses.

Softwire do things differently. Instead of competing for expensive, experienced developers, they hire high-potential candidates with little or no experience and train them in-house to become effective software engineers.

Employing over 170 software engineers, Softwire deliver complex engineering projects to a blue-chip client list including the BBC, Google DeepMind and Deutsche Bank.

Course information

Programmes in C#, JavaScript and Java

Our teams

Brilliant engineers, passionate teachers

Gareth Johnson

Head of Education & Learning

Expertise: | MySQL | Java | JavaScript. Education: University of Oxford | BA &MMath Mathematics
David Wright

Senior software engineer

Expertise: AWS | Jenkins | Git | Java | JavaScript | Android
Jack Mead

Software developer

Expertise: Docker | Jenkins | Java | TypeScript | SQL
Sidra Ahmed

Experienced Apprenticeship Coach

Expertise: Software & Web Development, Infrastructure Technician, Data Analysis and DevOps Engineer at Level 3 and 4

The Levy

Investing in new skills

Corndel’s software engineering programmes align with the software developer apprenticeship standard.

This means you can use your Apprenticeship Levy to invest in creating your next generation of software engineers.

Corndel is regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.