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General Discussion

Using treehouse in the UK

Hi everyone,

New to treehouse, i'm from the UK obviously.

will these badges mean anything to employers?


5 Answers

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

The only thing that really matters to employers is what language you've learnt and if you've actually learnt. Learn what you want to learn and then build a site with your new knowledge. ALL employers will want to see what you can do. Anyone can regurgitate what they've seen in a video only seconds before and find answers on the internet. It's whether or not you've actually learnt the principals of coding which obviously means you can go forward and work out for yourself how to do things.

I'm from the UK also and have been on Treehouse since April 1, what I've learnt in that time is phenomenal and at an incredible pace. Treehouse has really got a perfect teaching formula if you have the inherent talent and skills to be a coder.

Thanks dude, very helpful!

Hi Brendan

I'm the Founder of Treehouse and I just moved from the UK (Bath). Thanks for being a Treehouse Student!

We're working hard at proving that the number of points you earn on Treehouse (by earning Badges and helping other students in the Forum) directly relate to being job-ready. This will take us some time, but I believe it's inevitable that in the future, earning points on Treehouse and other online services, will be much more indicative of job-readiness than a university degree.

All the best, Ryan

James Page
James Page
9,621 Points

Hi Ryan,

Brand spanking new Treehouse learner here! I'm interested in why you moved out of the UK (if it's okay to ask!) - did you feel it wasn't the right ecosystem for Treehouse to flourish? Always interesting to know about people's experiences and lessons learned :)

Best wishes, James

James Page, I moved because Treehouse is a US company (Delaware C-Corp) and our Team was growing in the US. I really needed to be in the US to run it properly.

Spen Taylor
Spen Taylor
13,027 Points

I would certainly mention that your a member at Treehouse either in your CV or when your face to face with a potential employer, although I'd also include a URL or something similar so that whoever sees your CV can go away and check out Treehouse for themselves and decide how much value they place on your being a member (should be plenty :) ).

I'm also in the UK, Brendan. Hello from Newcastle!

Some websites are starting to integrate points from coding schools. For example, CoderBits.com profiles show this information. It remains to be seen how employers will use this information but it's certainly not a bad thing.

Just keep learning and building. I've never seen a dev job application that didn't ask for work samples, so it's really important to take what you've learned and make something, even if it's just a proof of concept.

Also, sign up for sites like this that will let you show off your skills (Github, CodePen, Dribbble, etc). That's an instant portfolio anytime someone asks.

Ryan D'Mello
Ryan D'Mello
2,612 Points

Hello Mr. Carson I can see that this is a 4 year old thread, but i wanted to know...

I am from the UK, and want to know what the chances of getting a job as a python dev in the uk are after the £25/month for 6 months learning are?