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  • www.getfutureproof.co.uk
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • 2019
  • Company - Public
  • Consulting
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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futureproof is a technology training company, launching and developing diverse, high-quality junior talent into your tech teams. We select the top 2% of talent, training them in full-stack software development and technology fundamentals to prepare them for a two-year placement ...

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futureproof Reviews

4.9
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100%
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David Roberts
6 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"A great way to launch your career in tech"

Dec 14, 2021 - Full Stack Developer in London, England
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Positive Outlook
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Pros

Throughout the 13 week course, futureproof don't just teach you current programming languages, tools and technologies, they also teach you the skills you need to thrive in a technology career. The

Cons

'Learn' weeks can be very intense and the hours are quite long, so be prepared for this.
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Diversity & Inclusion at futureproof

4.7
(15 reviews)

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  1. Trainee Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
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    Interview

    The interview process took place over the span of maybe three weeks and I’m in two minds about the experience.

    The video interview stage lacked organisation. I was given only two days notice to complete it which I found shocking - and I was working both those days. I don’t know why other candidates have said they were given a list of the questions beforehand to prepare? It certainly wasn’t the case for me. So if I was supposed to that’s not a great look for futureproof. No information given before hand once you started the interview over how many questions there would be and how long you’d have to prepare - not even a practise question to get used to the platform used. In the actual video interview they only give you 10 seconds to prepare an answer to a question and then only a minute to actually answer, without breaks in between questions. I understand the need to be quick and concise but that’s just very intense. Especially as the questions weren’t asked in the clearest way you couldn’t even process it in that time! There were about 10 questions and the first three were simply asking whether you could do the training and had the right to work in the uk.
    It is apparently reviewed by real people rather than AI so do try to dress like it’s a real interview and make some eye contact with the camera!

    The phone call after was simply asking about whether you could commit to the course- however they asked whether I was interviewing elsewhere, this was a curveball question so just know how you’re going to answer it…

    The assessment is a 30 min inductive reasoning test and SHL is used for the platform. This was okay but I’d done lots of practise on various websites beforehand.

    After getting through to the final round interview this stage was yet again pretty disorganised. Was told the email to book the interview would be sent and often gets lost so to let them know if I haven’t received it. Well, I never received it. Having gotten that on Friday and being told to book for the next week as early as possible this was obviously a problem. So I did email back. Received no response. Emailed yet again. Nothing. I then got a call the next week saying the deadline to book my interview was that day at 12. Well of course I said well I never received the email despite contacting twice. This was the only good thing which happened as it finally meant the issue was resolved, and the person helping was extremely kind and keen to sort things out.

    For the interview itself we had to build a basic website beforehand using html and css with code pen. We were told to use codecademy to learn about these both to help build the website. During the interview we had to talk through it and I was asked a couple of questions about the code or why I thought it had to be this way etc. This part was alright. For the second part of the interview it’s a live coding challenge using JavaScript. As someone who hadn’t used JavaScript before, learning 7 lessons (about 60 modules) in the space of two days was very intense especially as someone who works during the day too. It made it almost feel as if their mantra of basically any background and coding experience can join feel redundant. The actual questions (of which there were two) were relatively simple tho (in hindsight having said that) and covered parameters and if else statements. So don’t overthink it! Plus during the interview we were told we could use notes which would’ve been helpful to know beforehand really. Then the third part were some questions related to why you applied, when you started coding, what area of coding do you see yourself in etc. overall it was a fairly pleasant interview and the interviewer was supportive towards helping you understand what to do with the live coding challenge.

    Found out relatively quickly after which was nice! Felt very personal and generally enjoyed it despite the few issues experienced.


    Having said that, I’m lucky to be in the position where I can do this course without having any income for over 3 months. It is a real commitment and be wary that you will need to pay back up to £9,000 if you do drop out during the training (it increases as the weeks go on). So unfortunately it’s not quite the course for everyone like they’re trying to suggest. Like someone else said, this was only revealed later and is not something which is obviously highlighted on their website
    Interview

    Video IQ Along the lines of (but much shorter than the way they asked) 1. Tell me about a mistake you made 2. What coding experience do you have 3. Why you want to take part in the course 4. How do you manage multiple deadlines 5. Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult teammate

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Company Updates

November 19, 2021
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We have recently appointed two new directors into our growing team! Welcome to Edward Halliday, our new Operations Director, and congratulations to our CTO Sophie Hebdidge on being appointed Academy Director.
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Does futureproof offer sponsored degrees?

...to receive the level of tuition somewhere else you'd have to pay a fortune, not only is this whole course free AND not only do they pay you a living allowance every month to help cover transport and food costs... but they also arrange numerous interviews for you and put you in front of CTO's/HoDs of some really great companies...

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