This is your very first step toward joining Academy. We welcome applications from every degree background. We want to see examples of what makes you, you. We ask for your CV and for you to submit answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you think you’d be a good fit for the Founding Cohort of our programme?
  • Tell us about an exciting application of technology that you have seen in the last 6 months.
  • What priorities do you have for your career over the next 3 years?



The next stage is an exciting one for us and hopefully for you too. A 45-minute interview with one of our founding team.

This is a time for us to find out more about you, your aspirations and your reasons for applying to the programme.

Aptitude Test

After the interview you’ll move on to the interactive project. This helps us understand how quickly you can pick up new skills and apply them. You’ll complete a short problem-solving task, suitable to those with no coding background, achievable in an afternoon.



Final Interview and Offer

One final interview. Then, if you are successful, you’ll receive an offer to join Academy. We’ll confirm your start-date and ask you to formally accept your offer. This is an incredibly exciting time for us and yourself and it marks the start of your journey with Academy. 

The Mark: Phase One

Phase One of your training begins with a four-week course (10 hours/week) designed to ensure everybody starts the full-time phase of training with the same foundational technical knowledge. Phase One starts on set dates throughout the year. You’ll be informed of this date when you receive your offer. You’ll experience project-and peer-based learning, meet your fellow cohort members and learn transferable concepts that will be rapidly built upon later.



The Mark: Phase Two

An intensive twelve-week programme in full-stack engineering, collaboration and leadership before you join your employer. This is our investment in you — a transformative experience, with no tuition fees and a grant to support you whilst you study.

This is a full-time commitment – the equivalent of 8am until 6pm. The Mark prepares you for the real world — practical skills, remote working and team communication.

During The Mark we’ll develop, through psychometric and values-based assessments,your suitability to specific employers. We’ll then match you to a chosen employer and you’ll continue your development in industry.


The Track

Once you are in full-time work with one of our employment partners you begin The Track. For the next 21 months, we provide the ongoing support, mentoring and coaching needed for you to succeed, accelerate and thrive in the working world.

You will continue to train part-time alongside your Academy cohort, whilst embedding, learning and growing at work.

Beyond the Programme

As you leave the programme you join Academy Alumni. A community of faculty, mentors and fellow students who support each other throughout their professional and personal journeys.

Over the two years, you’ll have:

  • Built an enduring high-value network through a formative experience with incredible peers
  • Developed high-leverage skills in software engineering and leadership
  • Accelerated your personal growth by being immersed at a high-growth tech company

I’ve found tech so personally empowering – I want to use that to empower others

Richard Ng Programme Lead
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