World class training as a pathway to working in tech

Our aim is to train, support and provide opportunities for graduates to start working in technology and excel throughout their career. We do this by investing in our education and support to provide high calibre training and access to high performance insight.

Months 1 to 3 (world class training)
Months 4+ to 28 (a role in tech)
Month 28+ (a network to drive continued success)

Software is everywhere

By beginning your career in a technical field such as software, data or cloud (anything from software development, to test engineering to ServiceNow architecture) you’ll have the power to shape both your future and the world around you. It was developers that connected every mobile on the planet, that wrote the software that drives every Tesla, and that allowed the global financial markets to function from an iPhone. We can’t promise that you’ll do these things on Day 1, but you will learn how to over the two years.

To give you an idea of how much software has affected the world so far, consider the following:

  • 7 of the 10 largest companies in the world are technology companies. The other three are increasingly digitising how they operate;
  • spend on digital transformation, changing physical process to digital ones, is forecast to be over $6 trillion per year by 2024 (IDC);
  • spend on corporate software and services is expected to be more than $2 trillion per year in 2023 (Gartner).

Technology's impact will grow each year, exponentially in some places. If you would like to be part of it, please let us walk the path beside you.

You  don’t need to have coded before you apply but we will ask you to do some coding during the assessment process in order to prove to us that you enjoy solving problems and that you know what the roles might involve. To learn more about a career in software, please see Resources on the About Us page.

Below is how you might honestly describe yourself (and if alone you would do many of these things)

A Problem Solver: logical, mathematical, scientific, philosophical, human….you name it;

A Good Communicator: this doesn’t mean charisma. You put effort into being understood;

Conscientious: you like doing great work for other people - a combination of ambition & niceness;

Curious: you’re interested in things - from coding to plants or languages to crypto.

Persistent: you don’t get fazed by problems. You know to break it down, not give up and learn.

You must meet the following criteria:

Economic:
At least one of the following applies:

  • attended a non-academically selective state school between the ages of 11 and 16
  • received free school meals
  • grew up in a household with a total annual income less than £43,000
  • received local authority care
  • received university benefits

We do not accept applications from anyone who attended private school in the UK or abroad.

The economic  criteria are used to assess those who attended secondary school in the UK. Applicants who were educated outside of the UK will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Education:

  • were awarded, or are predicted, a 2:2 or higher for a 3-4 year degree in the UK in any subject, or
  • if you didn’t get at least a 2:2 (but still graduated), then you achieved at least an A or B in one STEM subject at A-Level. Please also show us that you’re comfortable with numbers and enjoy solving problems e.g. maybe you got an A in Maths, maybe you’re an avid chess player, etc.

Right to work in the UK:
You must have the right to work in the UK for at least 3 years after starting. Typically this means that the following applies:

  • UK Passport holder
  • EEA/EU Settled Status
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain

Currently we cannot sponsor visas. Please get in touch if you think you may be eligible in a different way to what has been shown above.

Stage 1: CV & 3 short questions

To ace this stage please just read the Apply & Tips for detailed instructions. Most people fail this stage because they don't follow the simple tips.

Stage 2: 30 min video interview

As you progress, we’ll send detailed tips about how to ace Stage 2.

If we are uncertain about whether to progress you, we may ask you to take one extra step and complete a short problem solving test or another presentation.

Stage 3: Technical Interview

Again, when you get here, we’ll send detailed tips about how to ace Stage 3.

Offer: cohorts begin

The training will be predominantly online but we will also invite you to our London office at times (we will cover expenses) as face-to-face interactions are difficult to beat.

  • Oct 2022 Cohort: now closed
  • Jan/Feb 2023 Cohort: Open for applications - places given an a first-come-first-served basis

If the above hasn’t answered your questions, please drop us an email here

Stage 1 Application

We love it when people take responsibility for their actions and development, so please complete the application form as well as you can. To do that you need to do the following.

  • Read this article by Marc Andreesen - think about what it means, consider the context  and research anything that grabs your attention.
  • Watch this video on what a software developer actually does and try a little coding - this is a great way to understand if this is something you want to do.
  • Understand what we offer (see point 1) and who is eligible to apply (4) - get in touch if you have questions.
  • Tailor your CV to match what we are looking for (3) - include examples of when you have shown persistence, curiosity, problem solving skills or tried to do great work for others.
  • Complete the short application form below - this includes 3 questions that help us to understand you, your motivations and ability, and if you are what we're looking for. You MUST write at least 100 words for each question.
  • Review what you have written before submitting - check it aligns with what we are looking for (4), is clearly written and that it has no spelling and grammar mistakes. If you really care, ask someone to review it or use a tool like Grammarly (aim for a score of at least 80).

Only 50% of candidates progress to Stage 2;

  • 15% wrote less than the 100-word requirement when answering the 3 short questions;
  • 10% did not provide clear responses without spelling and grammar mistakes;
  • 10% did not tailor their answers and CV to demonstrate they had what we are looking for;
  • 5% did not demonstrate their interest in working in tech;
  • 5% had not read the article;
  • 5% were either not eligible or did not understand what we are offering.

You don't need coding experience before applying.

If you have any questions, then drop us an email and ask us anything.

*Applications for October are now closed*