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Salary: £35,000 – £60,000 pa, depending on experience

Location: Widcombe, Bath

About the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic programmer with great interpersonal skills and a knack for explaining complex technical topics. Alternatively, you may already be an experienced software trainer with previous industry experience. As an iO Academy trainer, your role will be focused on delivering our 16 week coding course to aspiring software developers, acting as a coach, a mentor and a trainer for the students while they learn from you to start their new careers. You will also work with existing trainers to develop the curriculum, assess student applications, run events such as programming workshops for schools and help with the academy’s operations.

In addition to the 16 week course, you will deliver both bespoke and pre-designed workshops for companies across the UK. At this time we are especially interested in applicants with Ruby, AWS, Docker and Kubernetes experience ​​but this is not essential.

About you as a Software Developer Trainer

You will have commercial software development experience, having worked on real projects, ideally within an Agile team. You will have helped support your team with difficult problems and enjoy helping junior developers to grow. You will have experience in an OOP language, ideally PHP or Ruby and Ruby on Rails. You will be comfortable programming for the web, working with current industry standard technologies across the stack. You will have worked with CI/CD pipelines, be comfortable writing a range of automated tests and be familiar with SQL databases.

You will have experience with all the usual development methodologies such as Agile, working with Git, pair programming and code review.

Most importantly you will be a friendly, motivated team player who wants to help people to reach their potential. iO Academy is all about changing lives. We are a fun, collaborative team with a passion for learning and passing on our knowledge.

About iO Academy

iO Academy trains aspiring software developers in the fundamentals of coding, software design and Agile project management. In 16 weeks, we teach our students all they need to know to land their first job as a software developer.

The academy was founded in 2015 by Mayden, a fast growing software company based in Bath. It was created to be a part of the solution to the technical skills gap across the UK. We believe that a combination of practical experience and programming knowledge will prepare our students for the programming industry, so we deliver content using a mix of classroom style learning and project work.

We pride ourselves on having created a fun and collaborative place to work with a strong sense of social purpose. You will be working alongside award winning trainers and mentors in a relaxed team, with the freedom to craft the role as you see fit and contribute to an exciting, growing company.


We have been growing steadily year on year, and offer a phenomenal working environment, exciting opportunities to learn new skills and an excellent package of benefits, including:

  • Personal training budget for self development plus access to a further central pot of training funds upon request
  • Enhanced pension contributions (complying with auto enrolment)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private health insurance
  • Mental health support line and GP access
  • Discount vouchers for goods and services via Wider Wallet
  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to work scheme including electric bikes

To apply

This is a full time role based in the South West. You must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please upload your CV and covering letter. Tell us what you’re passionate about and what you would bring to the Software Developer Trainer role and to iO Academy. We are anticipating a lot of interest in this exciting new role and we will be reviewing applications as soon as they come in, so please apply as soon as possible.

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