Aug 18 2022

WeShape and Le Wagon Announce Partnership To Nurture London's Underrepresented Tech Talent

WeShape, a DevOps and Tech consultancy has partnered with Le Wagon London to support those coming from underrepresented backgrounds to land their first tech job. The initiative supports candidates to launch their new career path through world-class Bootcamp training, mentorship and a two-year career contract.

Tim Page
Tim Page

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WeShape and Le Wagon Announce Partnership To Nurture London's Underrepresented Tech Talent
The WeShape Tech Pathway gives people from all backgrounds with a passion for technology an opportunity. It also gives clients a unique platform to access the future tech stars of tomorrow with a new approach to attracting, developing and retaining from a socially diverse talent pool, while protecting their long term company culture and business goals.

As a business, WeShape's mission is to provide expertise on demand, at scale, to solve the hardest technical and organisational challenges to deliver continuous and lasting value. A lot of businesses simply don't understand how to build teams to meet their development goals in a rapidly changing industry. WeShape can grow and strategise new teams within weeks for companies looking to scale and transform their operations.

The partnership itself will give those from underrepresented backgrounds a scholarship to a full-time Le Wagon Bootcamp and on successful completion of the course, a 2-year contract at WeShape as a Junior Technical Consultant. Throughout their journey, students also receive a dedicated mentor to support with both the technical and leadership skills that will help carve out their future career. 

Bernard Simpson (L), current WeShape Fast Tracker with Craig Norford (R), Le Wagon Graduate and WeShape employee.


"On the journey so far, I've learned how to build applications, but not just that, I've learned about the industry and how to carry myself in a room full of established leaders. I've learned how to communicate, how to problem solve, I've learned it's ok not to know everything, too. The WeShape Tech Pathway provided a lot of opportunities. They have a lot of networking events where I've been able to network with Senior Engineers and CTOs. Internally, I've been given opportunities to present, work on my own projects and my ideas are always welcome in the room." Craig Norford, Junior Technical Consultant, WeShape and Le Wagon Web Development Graduate. 

Le Wagon has been delivering world-class Bootcamp training in London for more than 6 years. We have over 16,000 alumni globally and 1,600 in the UK specifically. By working with WeShape, we are ensuring that those that are most underrepresented in the tech scene get the same access to high-quality training and mentorship.

Le Wagon London Web Development Bootcamp

During the Bootcamp at Le Wagon, students work on projects in pairs or teams, so creating an open and healthy learning environment while embracing people from all backgrounds is essential. Additionally, our goals for the partnership will help to bridge the skills gap in underrepresented groups to impact the industry as a whole. Like WeShape, we are committed to closing the diversity and inclusion gap within the tech industry and we are excited to support many more students on their coding journey with us. 

If you are from an underrepresented background and are interested in exploring a new tech career, we recommend to book a call with a learning advisor or visit WeShape's Tech Pathway site for further information. Businesses can also hire one of the fast track candidates to work in your technology team by contacting WeShape directly.