We’re creating a diverse group of future leaders
Founded by Euan Blair in 2016, we now have thousands of apprentices learning and growing together through training, events, networking and more.
We live by our values
We believe in equality of opportunity
We seek to level the playing field, and are guided by fairness as a fundamental principle.
We treat others as we want to be treated
We treat those around us with respect and kindness. We never assume bad intent.
We adopt an owner mentality
We take responsibility for what happens around us and we do the right thing, not the easy thing.
Development is at our core
We are direct but kind in our feedback and provide it regularly because we want to help people reach their full potential.
We’re a mission-driven tech startup making a real change.
While talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. The one-size-fits-all approach to college and careers isn’t working, so we’re tearing down a broken system and building something new.
Our mission is to create a diverse group of future leaders. To achieve this, we provide high-quality professional apprenticeship programs that combine work, training and community.
Since starting in the UK in 2016, we’ve trained over 10,000 professional apprentices in partnership with more than 1,000 of the world’s best employers. Focusing on the skills of the future, our programs range from business operations to data science and software engineering.
Our mission is global, so in 2021 we launched in the US.
Backed by the world’s leading investors
In 2021, we broke the record for the UK's largest EdTech venture round. Investors included General Catalyst, Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Audacious Ventures, Latitude, Lightspeed Venture Partners and SemperVirens.
These institutions were supported by angel investors including John W. Thomson, Chairman of Microsoft, and Anne Wojcicki, Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe.
Opening up many pathways to a life of learning
Leveling the playing field
We’re laying the path to success for exceptional people, whatever their background. Our platform matches diverse, young talent with professional apprenticeship roles and existing employees with just the right upskilling opportunities.
Of the apprentices we place, 53% are BIPOC, 52% are women, and 36% come from under-resourced communities.
Establishing a better way
We're breaking down an old system and building a better one. By combining applied learning, expert coaching and a vibrant community, we recognize the whole individual. As a result, 90% of apprentices complete our programs – with 65% achieving outstanding results.
Building a shared identity
It takes a whole ecosystem to build a successful career. That’s why we champion the power of community in everything we do. By bringing apprentices and employers together with us, we create a network of people changing education and work for the better.
Our community of apprentices is now over 10,000 strong.