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Sigma Labs

No Coding Experience Required - Sigma Labs Graduate Software & Data Engineering Programme
Location London and Remote
Starts ASAP
Deadline 31 Jan 2022

Join our No Coding Experience Required - Graduate Software & Data Engineering Programme (Free Training then £30k salary)

We source outstanding graduates. We amplify their potential with exceptional training. We help our clients excel with job ready talent.

Location: London and Remote

What you will be doing

Why technology?

● Musk, Zuckerberg, Bezos vs Blankfein, Gorman and Dimon - technology has won!

● Starting your career in software or data opens up every industry and a huge number of high performance career options - don’t discount the benefit of a rising tide lifting all the boats.

Why Sigma Labs?

● There are loads of companies that look like us: FDM, Sparta, Futureproof, Digital Futures, Kubrick, Xandertalent, M3, QA, etc. all promise pretty much the same thing: 6 to 12 week free technical training, then hopefully a 2 year job with a salary between £21k and £30k working with one of their clients (and if you leave in that period you have to pay back the cost of the training, usually £10k to £20k);

● So why us?

○ Judge us by what we say and do: start with how many companies tell you about their competitors;

○ We are a start-up education b-corp that invests in people through world class training: this does not mean we’ll teach you what you want to learn, for example if you dead set on only being a ‘full stack java developer’, then we’re probably not right for you. We focus on technology consultants (primarily teaching software & data engineering but covering a large number of roles from software development to test engineers). In addition we cover high performance professional skills (based on the Bain graduate programme) that will enable you to excel longer terms. As you excel, our clients excel and we recover the cost of the training.

○ We have worked at and our investors come from some of the world’s most renowned companies, from BCG & McKinsey to Unilever, The Guardian and Google. We are all driven by interested in high performance;


The training will be predominantly online but we will also invite you to our London office at times as face-to-face interactions are difficult to beat.

The Application Process:

Please visit the Careers page of our website to apply. We provide clear tips on how to do well on the application. You can also easily book a quick call if you’d like to find out more. Please note that applications are considered on a first-come first-serve basis.

What you will have

What we're looking for?

The key is not the subject but that you do these things yourself. This is how you would honestly describe yourself:

Problem solvers: logical, mathematical, scientific, philosophical, artistic, name it;

● Curious: you’re a self learner - from science fiction or plants to languages or crypto. You’re interested;

● Communication: this doesn’t mean charisma. You put effort into being understood;

● Persistent: you don’t get phased by challenges. You know not to give up;

● Conscientious: you do great work for other people - a combination of ambition, work ethic & niceness.

Eligibility Criteria: you must have…

● Economic: at least one of the following: grown up in a household with income <£43k, attended a non-academically selective state school, been eligible for free school meals or local authority care;

● Education:

o 2:2 or higher. The subject isn’t as important as being a good fit for what we’re looking for; or

o if you didn’t get a 2:2 or better (but still graduated), then you received at least an A or B in one STEM subject. We need to know that you’re ok with numbers and enjoy solving problems;

Right to work in the UK: UK Passport, EU/EEA Settled Status, Indefinite Leave to Remain (unfortunately we cannot sponsor Visas).

What we offer

● The Training: a free 12 to 16 week intense programme covering software & data engineering: from JavaScript, SQL and Python to industry best practices (OOP, TDD & Agile). As important is the training in high performance personal & professional behaviour (from interviewing to problem solving);

● The Role: after the training our laser focus is to find you a client and employ you on a £30,000 salary. You’ll work with our clients for 2 years helping them solve real world problems, while we continue to develop you technically & professionally. If we fail to find you a role with us, we’ll still try and help you find a role somewhere;

● The Goal: at the end of the 2 years working for us, you'll join our network: >100 senior managers at some of the world's leading organisations, all committed to help Sigma Labs alumni long term. You should be able to earn £40k+ at this point.

Learn more about Sigma Labs

We are Sigma Labs

We source outstanding graduates. We amplify their potential with exceptional training. We help our clients excel with job ready talent.

Our beliefs

Exceptional talent is missed everyday

• Opportunity is not equally distributed. The common heuristics used to judge graduates, such as which university they attended, overlook significant amounts of genuine talent. We rigorously source this talent while pushing the boundaries of assessment. This is the first half of our mission.

Exceptional training changes outcomes

• The most effective learning practises are rarely used: the institutions that invest in the training - e.g. schools, universities, educational agencies – are often not rewarded based upon quality of the output, so the incentives don’t align. Yet Benjamin Bloom’s seminal educational research proved that the right methods can change learning outcomes by 2 standard deviations (2 sigmas). This is monumental, and while the research has advanced, these and many other techniques are at the core of what we do: thus the second half of our mission.

We will succeed or fail in our mission by investing in our consultants and solving problems for our clients.