James, Katie and Robert - The Jump Digital School

About Us

Hello! We’re James, Robert and Katie; we’re family, and we set up The Jump Digital School.

James (on the left) is a well-loved and super-patient coding instructor who taught at General Assembly for 5 years before founding the Jump. He’s also a professional Full-Stack Web Developer with over 15 years’ experience.

Robert (in the middle) worked in recruitment for 10 years before moving into performance coaching. He’s also James’ brother and Katie’s partner so we are a true family business!

Katie (on the right) worked in financial services for 10 years including Management Consulting, Corporate Responsibility and HR. She is always thinking of ways to improve our processes and keep our students and partner organisations happy and engaged.

We Set Up The Jump Because:

1. Becoming a software developer lets you master the awesome power of tech. We LOVE helping our students harness that power to unleash their potential and access so many new opportunities.

2. Tech is changing the world. Many traditional jobs are disappearing. Coding skills are in huge demand and as a family, we don’t want anyone to get left behind.

3. The traditional ways for you to learn software development (e.g. full-time bootcamps, online resources, university) are often not accessible, in-depth or commercially-valuable enough, hence why there’s a shortage of skilled developers.

4. We want you to learn software development so you can make the jump to where you want to be. We have the skills and flexibility to offer a more accessible, in-depth and commercially-valuable programme, for you to do just that.

5. By providing this support, we can help you take control of your future and create a life that's fulfilling, flexible, and financially rewarding.

Our mission is, therefore:

To provide more accessible, commercially valuable, effective and in-depth professional software-engineering training, together with optional career-change support, to best equip you to make the jump into tech.

What The Jump Is:

✅ A totally committed, family-run team that cares about all our students and specialises in supporting you to make the jump from where you are to:

1️⃣ A new career as a professional software developer.

2️⃣ The next level in your current career.

3️⃣ Building your own software to bring your ideas to life.

✅ We’re with you all the way on what, at times, can be a confusing, overwhelming and challenging journey to becoming a software developer.

✅ We’re Focused on embedding your understanding and ability to use the most in-demand tech to a professional standard, and providing career-change support if that’s your goal.

What The Jump Is Not:

❌ Happy to teach out-of-date or stagnating tech, like Ruby, because its easy

❌ Happy to use rookies as our bootcamp instructors

❌ A giant corporation focused on shareholders

❌ Happy to run huge cohorts where you’re a small cog in a massive machine

❌ Selling you the myth of a job guarantee. They’re never what you think.