La Fosse Academy

La Fosse Academy is a technology training company, developing the tech superstars of the future!
Contact Information
11-19 Artillery Row , London, London SW1P 1RT, England
Company Description

Who are we?

La Fosse Academy is a technology training company, dedicated to launching and developing the tech superstars of the future. We want to create a world where the best talent, regardless of background, will build the tech of tomorrow.

What do we do?

We select the top 2% of talent, training them in technology fundamentals to prepare them for their tech careers.

If the placement is secured, we mentor and coach our associates throughout their placement to ensure they can deliver the right mix of skills and approaches to our customers’ businesses.

Our course is free* to associates because we believe in ability, not just the ability to pay. The best talent is diverse talent.

Why do we exist?

La Fosse Academy is the technology training company tackling the two most critical issues facing the tech sector:

  1. A huge skill shortage
  2. A sector-wide lack of diversity across all seniority levels

We are passionate about reshaping the junior hiring landscape, facilitating tech careers for people from all backgrounds, and helping our clients to find a sustainable way to welcome new talent.

Why does diversity matter?

Fresh perspectives

The coming together of people from different backgrounds is at the heart of innovation – it’s by working outside of our usual pattern of knowledge and combining our unique life experiences that we develop a greater understanding of the markets and people we are seeking to connect with.

Better representation

Currently, just 19% of the tech workforce are women, and only 15% of the UK tech workforce are from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Fostering diversity as a core value allows you to build a workforce that is more representative of the UK population and therefore better able to serve its audience’s needs.

Attract talent

Prioritising diversity and inclusion also has a snowball effect on your reputation and attractiveness with new talent.

According to Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity to be a key factor when considering opportunities, with more than 50% of current employees expressing a desire for their current workplace to do better as far as diversity is concerned.

In a market as candidate led as the technology sector, this is crucial for staying ahead of the competition and attracting the very best talent.

Inclusivity statement

Companies with higher-than-average diversity had 19% higher innovation revenues, and according to a 2015 McKinsey report, companies in the top quarter for gender diversity are 15% more likely to outperform their peers, while those in the same bracket for racial/ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to surpass their competitors. Diversity is not a guideline to be complied with, it is a route towards a better company, both in a moral and economic sense.

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Company Size
250 or more

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