At the time they reached out to us, in 2021, Zego had recently taken a large investment to rapidly grow their business. With ambitious goals of tripling their Engineering team, Zego were struggling to expand at scale whilst ensuring diversity among their junior tech hires
Zego wanted to grow their team, starting with an initial hire of 3 new Junior Engineers within a month, so traditional, more transactional recruitment wasn’t the best option for them. They needed talent with the necessary tech stack that would also be a great cultural fit, meaning they needed to take a different approach.
Characteristics of our solution
Alongside our bespoke training courses, we run ongoing coding programmes, creating an ever-growing pool of talent. Individuals join our open programmes and we teach them to code before helping them find a new role within the technology sector.
This means that we have a sustainable pool of immediately available tech consultants, all of whom have been fully trained and are job-ready. Because this course attracts people from a range of backgrounds, and not just the often-homogenous pool of existing technologists, our talent pool is incredibly diverse and more representative of wider society. Diversity was key to Zego throughout this hiring process and was something we were able to ensure at every stage for them.
Zego interviewed 3 consultants from our talent pool and offered a role to all of them – not only did these consultants fulfil Zego’s commitments to diversity and equal opportunity, but they were also a great cultural fit and had the necessary tech stack to thrive within the company. Our Full-Stack Engineering programme allowed Zego to take these Engineers and place them into multiple different areas of the business extremely quickly.