5 reasons why you should learn Python (January 2018 news)

5 reasons why you should learn Python (January 2018 news)

How is your 2018 shaping up?


Are you learning new skills and chasing career progression?


If things have felt a little slow so far, or you’re unsure of your next step, then fear not, we know just the skill you need: Python.


Python skills can get you started on a lucrative career path, and you can learn it in just 3 weeks part time!


If you’re unsure why you should learn Python, then see below for our ‘5 reasons to learn Python’; as well as our January news and graduate Matt’s story.


Remember, if you are interested in Data Science and/or Python training and recruitment then get in touch with us ASAP –  because this is what we dohow we get you started, and where our graduates end up.





Alongside welcoming our first cohort of 2018, this month we have been busy preparing for our newest course – Introduction to Python.


While we have previously run Python courses, we have never offered such a beginner-friendly one, with such job-friendly hours, and at such a low price.


The course starts February 5th, running for three weeks, Monday to Thursday 18:30-20:30. Get in touch with us today if you want one of the last spots!





If you’re considering a career in data science, or looking to upgrade your current job by mastering a VERY in-demand skill, then Python should be at the top of your list for some very good reasons:


1. Easy to Learn

Python places an emphasis on readability. It’s structure is brief and simplistic compared to other languages and much of it is written in plain English. This means you can master it quickly and understand other people’s work, which is the reason this is top of our list for why you should learn python!


Read More: Why Learn Python?


2. Powerful

Did you know NASA use Python? And Google? Don’t mistake its compactness for a lack of utility! Because it’s so coherent and object-orientated it packs a lot of power and will help you perform many essential data science tasks.


Read More: How do I chose a programming language?


3. Versatile

Python has existed for some time and has been used in many fields and in many ways – it is an incredibly broad language. So the good news is that you won’t have to start from scratch if there is something you want to do with it.


Read More: Applications of Python


4. Industry Standard
When it comes to data science and related job functions, this is the language you need to speak. Python features in over 70% of data job postings and is the building blocks of most tasks you’ll perform, especially for machine learning.


Read More: Is Python the most important language?


5. Great learning resources

Our three week hands-on course will have you writing a 300-line program and ready to hit the ground running; but to continually expand your Python knowledge and capabilities there are, conveniently for learners, many great resources available.

We cannot recommend enough that you take advantage of the plethora of online tutorials, webinars and discussions to help you constantly improve.





We coach with the aim of finding our graduates new (or improved) careers – and we target 100% recruitment.


Matt, who just secured his first data science job, is a great example of the opportunities that Step Function coaching can open up:


“The Step Function course was very well taught with a big emphasis on machine learning. 

I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into Data Science. I ended up with a full time Data Science job only a few weeks after I completed the course.”


– Matthew, January 2018


Mathew had a`masters in Applied Maths from Cambridge, with Python (basic), SQL and R knowledge, but this is his first real job. He will be working as a data science consultant at a top London firm.


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Ready to be taught by industry experts with several years professional experience, and given hawk-like feedback from day one?


Ready to take the plunge, skill up, and let us find you a new career?


The following courses are coming up – don’t miss out…


Introduction to Python

3 week course, Monday – Thursday, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

5th February 2018
5th March 2018



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