What will I learn on the Academy?
There are two key things that you will learn on the Academy: full-stack engineering and the skills required to be a consultant. Tech-wise, the Academy programme covers cloud-based tech, infrastructure and data, serverless, APIs, high-scale systems, front-end tech and mobile. Being a consultant requires effective communication, negotiation and team-building skills. A large part of the Academy hones in on helping you to develop these skills.
Will I be paid while on the Academy?
Yes. You are a permanent employee of Infinity Works from day one of the Academy, so your annual salary is dated from that first day. We don’t believe it’s right to ask people to fund their training, do the programme with the uncertainty of not knowing if there’s a role at the end, or tie you in with financial penalties. If you accept a place on the Academy then you’re an important part of Infinity Works right from that moment.
I don’t have a computer science degree, is the Academy still for me?
Absolutely. We have had people from a range of degree disciplines join us. The most important thing we look for in a person is the aptitude to learn – we can teach the rest.
I don’t have a degree background, will that be a problem?
In short, no. We love seeing applications come through from people from different walks of life. If you’re keen to learn, have a passion for tech and know you’ll love working as software engineer, then we’d encourage you to apply. We believe that no matter what your background, perspective or skills, you’ll be welcomed and valued at Infinity Works; the more inclusive we are, the better business we will become. Our Academy aims to offer opportunities to those from all backgrounds and this applies equally to every role and member of staff too.
What kind of support will I receive?
You will be assigned an Academy career mentor – someone who will guide and support you throughout your career at Infinity Works. You will also be supported by your project team when you finish the Academy and start doing client work. We encourage a continuous learning environment for people at all levels, so never be afraid to ask questions.
The Academy doesn’t just end after 12 weeks. You will join your cohort once a month for nine months to do some further learning sessions.
What happens when the Academy ends?
You will find out what project you will be joining toward the end of the Academy, giving you a chance to meet the team before you start. When the Academy ends you will join your new project team and start working on ‘real life’ client projects.
What is career progression like?
Our aim is to help you progress to consultant within a 12 to 24-month timeframe and from there, there’s many paths you can choose. Whichever path you’d like to choose, we will work with you and support you to get there. Have a look at how to progress at Infinity Works for more information on our career progression model.