The diversity and inclusion toolkit
Working together to create a more diverse and inclusive tech sector
How diverse is your technology talent pipeline?
Only 15% of today’s UK tech workforce are from minority ethnic backgrounds, and gender diversity sits at 19%*. futureproof are on a mission to change that. The best talent is diverse, and they believe that tech should be made by everyone, for everyone.
So, what is futureproof?
futureproof is a technology training company that launches and develops the tech superstars of the future. Set up by La Fosse Associates, a technology recruitment company with over a decade of experience, futureproof was built to address two key issues:
1. The lack of skilled junior talent within software engineering
2. The lack of diversity within the tech industry
How does futureproof help its clients build diverse, high-performing talent pipelines?
futureproof chooses the top 2% of over 1,000 applicants through a rigorous assessment process which tests both aptitude and attitude. Students are trained in full-stack software development and technology fundamentals in a real-life environment before being placed into clients such as Babylon Health, OVO Energy and Coca Cola for a two-year period. Associates (and their managers) receive mentoring and coaching throughout this time to ensure they continue to add value to the business.
The course teaches techniques over tools, and is regularly updated with input from clients to anticipate in-demand skills. futureproof is free for students, because the organisation believes in ability, not just the ability to pay.
“I’d definitely work with futureproof again, I really got the feeling that they were taking the cream of the crop. I’ve been very impressed with their self-learning and motivation, and it was very easy for them to fit into our agile ways of working. I’d be really keen to take on more associates.”Ian White – Software Engineering Manager, OVO Energy
*Tech Nation 2018 Report