FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a scroll through our most asked Qs!

Candidates

What is the structure of the curriculum?

When will I start to interview on the course?

Where will I be based?

What happens after graduation?

What roles do students go into after the course?

I have a computer science degree already! Am I eligible to apply?

Yes! If you’re excited about a career in tech, you can apply with any degree.

Do I need to have a degree to apply?

No, but we are looking for candidates who have either studied in a higher education institution or have some real work experience and are looking to change careers. 

How are the courses run?  

We run alternating “Virtual” and “Hybrid” courses.
 
“Virtual” means that we will deliver the course 100% remotely.

“Hybrid” means a mixture of remote and in-person:
 
- WARM UP week and LEARN weeks in-person
 
- ASSIGNMENT weeks remote
 
- PROJECT weeks optional remote or in-person (to be decided in project teams)

Our campus is in Central London.

Can I go on holiday during my training?

No, you need to be there every day of the course. If you’re unwell, you’ll need to make sure you catch up.

Is it full time?

Yes! Our 13-week course runs from Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Who will teach us?

Great question! Our trainers have spent years working in the tech industry and in education, so they know what it takes to be a great software engineer and how to train effectively. We’re all about investing in our students, so you’ll also receive lessons from chief technology officers (CTOs) and other industry leaders. Meet our trainers here.

Is it really free?

Yes it is! But read more for all terms for complete transparency - we want you to have all the information straight away!

What happens after I graduate?

We will endeavour to find you a commercial placement after you graduate! You’ll start interviewing throughout the course and we’ll match you to companies we think you’ll thrive in! 

How long is the placement? 

We employ you for two years after training. During that time you'll be work with one of our amazing client partners in a placement that propels you through the first two years of your career in tech.

Can I choose where I am placed?

Our greatest strength is providing high-quality training and partnering with companies where associates will thrive. You may have strong views about where you want to work, but our focus is on placing highly-motivated individuals where they will do best, so we recommend that you be open-minded about your destination.

Will I be paid?

Of course! You’ll earn a £30,000 in the first year, £35,000 in the second. Plus, you'll receive a £5,000 completion bonus when you reach the end of your 2 years.

Will I be supported once I’m working?

Definitely. You’ll receive support from your manager as well as your futureproof mentor, who’ll be with you from before you graduate until the end of year one. 

Does futureproof sponsor visas?

We do not. You need to have authorisation to work in the UK to apply. 

How will employment with futureproof work?

Upon graduation, you’ll be employed by futureproof and contracted to the company where you’ll complete your two-year placement.

EMPLOYERS

How does the commercial model work? 

We invest in our students for the 5 months they are being assessed and learning - you won’t pay anything during this time. You start paying a daily fee when they start with your business as one of our associates - this is an all-inclusive cost for our service, covering attraction, recruitment, assessment, salary, benefits, ongoing training and support.

How often do the academy cohorts run?

You will able to recruit our talented associates into your tech teams year-round. We are not seasonal, and are now running new cohorts each month due to increased demand.

How is this different to traditional recruitment?

After an initial 5 months of assessment and training, we continue to supercharge our associates' development while they're with you through regular career coaching, industry mentorship, further training, and wellbeing and mental health support. This ensures you'll benefit from highly skilled and engaged team members.

Careers IN THE futureproof TEAM

Will I work for futureproof or La Fosse?

futureproof is a division of La Fosse Associates, a full-service technology recruiter. You'll work exclusively with the futureproof team but will also be a part of the wider La Fosse business - which we love! It's a great company built on care and we can't wait to have you on board.

What is the history of La Fosse?

With over a decade of technology recruitment experience through our parent company La Fosse, we were keenly aware of the supply and demand issue within software engineering. Clients struggled to hire and retain developers, and as a result became reliant on expensive contractors, outsourcing, or building offshore teams - futureproof was developed as a solution to this. We still work closely with the La Fosse team and love to do so! They have amazing clients and relationships we can continue to harness and develop.

What are you looking for?

We’re looking for people who are committed to building a community of engaged, empowered, life-long learners, and who innately believe in others and want to encourage them to explore their potential. We're hardworking but also love to create and learn together, and are on the lookout for motivated individuals to join our team.

THE futureproof guarantee

This is the promise we make to our students, and to the companies we place them in.

Free for students*

Diverse talent pools

Comprehensive assessment

Retention & continuity

Ongoing support