Graduate Opportunity

Software Development Academy

13-week training academy followed-up with a 2-year commercial placement.

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futureproof’s award-winning 13-week academy gives you the tech skills and experience to thrive. The academy is followed by a 2-year tech role in one of their many exciting partner businesses, giving you the opportunity to rapidly accelerate your tech career experience.

What is the opportunity?

futureproof’s goal is simple: to develop the most diverse community of high-potential engineering talent in the world.

People embarking on tech careers have remarkable potential to thrive in the sector, yet our current system is underestimating them. Thriving in the complex world of technology requires creativity, resilience and original thinking. We need a new approach – one where they learn how to solve real problems, merely learn tools. Where they learn how to think, not what to think.

What is the structure of the futureproof curriculum?

"The futureproof course is 13 weeks long and kicks off with a warm up week."

futureproof’s intensive 13-week academy is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to supercharge your career in tech. Over a two-year period, futureproof associates receive a package worth £93,000, including ongoing learning curriculum, a £500 certification budget, monthly career coaching, and mental health support throughout.

Who are futureproof?

futureproof is one of the UK’s leading tech training academies. Its award-winning, free coding academy is designed to empower the next generation of
diverse technology professionals.

We provide high-quality training from experts across a wide range of tech topics – from front- and back-end engineering to data science and cyber security – and partnering with companies where associates will thrive. Making tech careers inclusive is at the core of what they do. Unlike traditional tech bootcamps, futureproof’s academy is free for students, meaning applicants are not constrained by personal finances. The diversity of their student base far exceeds the national average: 85% are from lower- or middle- income families, 57% are from minority ethnic backgrounds, and 38% are female. We also have ambitious aims to become the world’s first tech academy to reach 50:50 gender parity in our students.

What is the training academy?

This is a 13-week training academy followed-up with a 2-year commercial placement. You’ll learn how to work in an agile environment, you’ll be taught the how, what and why of code. You’ll learn business skills so you can connect your code to the commercial realities of work. Full stack web development – you’ll be taught HTML/CSS, JavaScript, React, Python as well as ‘how’ to learn languages to make you adaptable and able to code in any stack.

This intense academy will utilise assignments, assessments, group projects and more to ensure you’re learning full stack web development effectively.

You will be able to pick between learning in a virtual (100% at home) or hybrid (part in our classroom in Victoria, part at home) environment depending on your location.

After 13 weeks of learning there is potential to land a 2-year placement in technology which futureproof will help you find. Our employment partners include companies like Ford, Babylon Health, Ovo Energy, Capital One and Coca Cola.

Who is best suited to this role?

futureproof are looking for curious individuals from all backgrounds to join them on cohorts from June to December 2022. You might be a recent graduate or school leaver, or someone with substantial work experience but looking for a career change into the vibrant work of tech.

You can be from any background to apply; however, they are looking for those with technical aptitude. futureproof are looking for candidates who can commit to the 13-weeks of the coding academy, and the 2-year placement.

We are looking for those that have spent a considerable amount of free time to understand coding basics, and used resources like Udemy, freecodecamp & Codecademy.

Successful applicants typically demonstrate the traits below. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

  • Resilience – not giving up at the first hurdle and being curious and resilient enough to push yourself in challenging scenarios.
  • Commitment – as an intense coding bootcamp, you will need to be able to commit full time to the academy in order to excel and secure a job as a junior developer upon completion.
  • Problem solving/critical thinking – ability to think about a problem you have clearly and plan solutions to that problem.
  • Communication – you must have the ability to clearly summarise a problem you are experiencing so that you ask for the most appropriate guidance from teachers & peers.
  • Time management skills and an ability to deal with pressure.
  • Teamwork – an understanding of how effective teamwork can produce results and enhance your own skill set.
  • Give/receive feedback– you must have an awareness of how valuable feedback is to both yourself and others when used in the right way.

How to apply

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in this training scheme, and we’ll support you throughout the full application process.

*If you need any financial support to be able to enrol in this programme, please feel free to reach out to us so we can discuss how you could possibly access the programme.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £30,000 (opportunity to increase to £35,000 in the second year based on performance) + £5,000 bonus for associates completing their two-year placement + benefits
  • All grades
  • London/Remote
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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