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MP Ben Howlett Visits Mayden Academy

We at Mayden Academy were thrilled last week to welcome Ben Howlett, the Member of Parliament for Bath, to meet the team and chat about our training programme for aspiring software engineers.
We had the chance to hear about Ben’s priorities for Bath, which include boosting the skills of young people and championing local healthcare services – both subjects close to our hearts.
Mayden is dedicated to developing software applications that transform the way health care services are delivered by staff and experienced by patients. Ben was interested to hear about our focus on clinical services that have historically been poorly resourced with healthcare IT, such as cancer and mental health services.
Developing innovative software for the healthcare sector requires a skilled team of software engineers and we talked with Ben about the need to train and retain skilled coders in Bath. Mayden is committed to bringing new people into the industry and to improving the skills of those who already work within it. We established Mayden Academy to offer an intensive training programme to budding software engineers and ongoing skills development for experienced software engineers.
Ben took time to chat with our six trainee software engineers about what inspired them to get into software development and why they chose Mayden Academy. He was interested to hear about their first three months of training and how they are applying their learning. The projects that have been testing the trainees’ coding skills include a festive Christmas game.  Play the game and see what the trainees created!