Every year we take new teams of graduates with each team comprising of four/five members. These teams are a blend of graduates from science, engineering, maths, technology and design backgrounds and one graduate with a background in business. We recruit members of the programme on the basis of technical ability and personality. We expect our technical graduates to demonstrate proficiency as software developers. We appreciate that many of our graduates may apply with a base level understanding of coding if this is the case the foundation runs a 5 week bootcamp to bring our teams up to a standard where they can hit the ground running.
Technical ability or a background in business alone is not sufficient to earn a place on the programme. Starting a company is incredibly tough but also a rewarding experience that requires certain personality traits to succeed. Our graduate applicants must demonstrate emotional resilience, a hard work ethic, maturity, a rugged persistence and most of all the ability to work in a close knit team.