Join us on our journey to create a world where tech is built by everyone, for everyone.
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.
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.
It’s at the heart of what we do.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity has been shown to directly impact business success. 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.
Creating more equitable businesses benefits employees, companies, and the wider society. Diversity is not a guideline to be complied with, it is a route towards a better company, both in a moral and economic sense.
These are the opportunities we provide for our students, and for the companies we place them in: