Student Terms

Think of this as the nitty-gritty section of T’s & C’s. We want you to have all the information now before you apply, so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

Am I guaranteed employment?

After you train with us, you’ll be offered a contract to become a La Fosse Academy employee based on two things. 1) You pass the course and 2) there is a placement available that works for you.

Do I start work straight away after my training?

You’ll train with us for 12 weeks then move into the adapt phase of the programme that lasts 8 weeks. During the training and adapt phase, we’ll be organising your employment with us. As soon as we can you’ll start your placement which lasts 2 years. Most people start their placement within a few weeks of finishing training. During the adapt phase, you are not allowed to search for alternative employment.

Let’s talk money

You don’t get paid during training, but there are bursaries available to support you. You will get paid from the first day of your placement. You’ll get paid £30,000 in the first year, £35,000 in the second you'll also receive a £1,000 kick start bonus when you start your placement, £1,500 when you have completed 18 months and £2,500 when you reach the end of your 2 years. Think of it as a huge reward for reaching an exciting point in your career.

How do I decide where my placement is?

Placement companies carefully select the individuals they think will work well in their company by looking at your profiles and conducting interviews. And we work with you to understand your strengths, preferences, and prior experience so that we can recommend you to companies where you will thrive. What you are offered might not always look like your dream job on the surface, but we do ask you to trust us. We’ve got decades of experience in finding people the right role in tech.

Will I need to relocate?

Midway through the training, we’ll have a conversation with you about location preferences. Our placement companies are spread over the UK, and many are offering remote roles. We’ll never make you move somewhere you don’t want to.

What happens at the end of my placement?

At the end of your placement there are plenty of options, you might continue to work at your placement company as their full-time employee, or by extending your contract with us. If that’s isn’t the right option for you then you’re in luck as La Fosse Academy's sister company is a leading tech recruitment agency. So we’ll work with you to transition you into your next role. You won’t be left in the out in the cold!

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