Frequently Asked Questions
For Companies - Hire Developers
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There’s always a 4 week notice period and a swap in/swap out policy. We also have a fantastic _nologist support team who look after the consultants to ensure we tackle anything before it becomes a problem.
They’re our employees and so there are no IR35 implications.
_nology Consultants are on client site full-time and are treated like a client employee. We encourage them to join in client culture and socials.
_nologists have been through 12 weeks of practical, hands on training using tools they’ll use in the workplace. This means they can start delivering from day 1.
Beyond this, we have a dedicated consultant support team who solely focus on _nologist professional and technical development. They’re technically experienced and can tackle any issue the _nologist has. This helps to relieve reliance upon any line manager, saving them time. This support is full-time and unlimited across the 18 month programme and a key part of the service.
The only fee we charge is the day rate for days worked. This fee encompasses our attraction, assessment, training, support, continued L&D, holiday, sick pay and employer costs. So on a like to like basis, our total cost is comparable. In addition to this, you have the flexibility of a 4-week contract notice and reduced time-to-hire with our immediately available talent pool.
_nology was founded on the belief that you don't need to be from a "techy" background to be a successful Software Developer. Our core values are to encourage support, focus, commitment, feedback, courage and respect.
_nology was founded in Bristol, UK, where our Head Office is located. We have an office in London, UK and an office in Sydney, Australia.
Here at _nology, our core focus has always been increasing diversity and inclusion within the technology sector. As such, we are committed to investing in positive change through funding tech training and securing employment for talented, passionate people from underrepresented and underprivileged backgrounds. Read about our commitments here: https://nology.io/our-commitments/
Become a Developer
At _nology we take anyone from any background and teach them to code, after the initial 12 weeks of training you will become a _nologist on a starting salary of £26k with pay rises every 6 months.
We then deploy you into an 18 month placement with one of our innovative clients, enabling you to further your training and gain experience working as part of a real tech team. During this time you’ll have unlimited access to the _nology support team alongside a whole host of other benefits.
12 weeks of training, ran remotely by our expert team of coaches. You’ll learn to code in multiple languages and gain over 500 hours of coding experience. You’ll spend time working on real life projects for exciting clients.
During training you’ll form part of an agile training team, learning by doing. Your team will become a tight-knit group over the fully immersive training period before integrating into the wider-tech sector.
Your salaried role as a Junior Software Developer or Junior Cloud Engineer will start once you’re working on your first client project after the 12 weeks of training. After completing your training and being placed into one of our UK clients you will receive a competitive starting salary.
In response to market conditions and the rising cost of living, we have increased the _nologyist salary range. This will mean that our new _nology salaries will be as follows: 0-6 months employed - £26,0007-12 months employed - £28,00013-18 months employed - £30,000
This training is delivered fully remotely via our online training platform. You’ll be taught in real-time, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to interact, ask questions, and get to know your fellow _nologists.
This training is 12 weeks long, and you’ll be training Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (you'll get any bank holidays within this period off). Your training period will start on a set, allocated date, which cannot be changed.
You’ll train in squads of 8-16 people. It’s super interactive, so you’ll work closely with the other _nologists and the coaches.
You won’t get paid, but your training will be free! Your salaried role as a Junior Software Developer or Junior Cloud Engineer will start once you’re working on your first client project.
The training is very intensive, and requires a lot of time and brain power! Some trainees keep part-time jobs, but you should be prepared to be putting maximum effort into the course.
Yes! We offer a relocation bonus of £2,000.
If you are already based in the UK but are needed to relocate for the role post-training, you will be eligible for this bonus in your first pay packet. We will need you to be open to relocating within the UK, including to London.
If you are placed into a role and you're unhappy, we do our best to understand why that is and help – through speaking with client, providing coaching or additional upskilling. We would want the process to be a positive one for both you and the client, so we’d do our very best to help and sort out the situation. If we think the client is being unfair/providing a bad environment, we’d withdraw you, otherwise we’d work with you get you back on track and feeling happy in the workplace. It is so important for us that you are happy.
In regards to leaving employment during the first 18 months with us, you would then be expected to pay back the training fee on a pro rata basis. I.e. if you leave after 9 months, you'd be expected to pay half of the course fee approx £4.5k.
Your pension and benefits will come through us, so these benefits include: Bonus holiday for strong attendance, employee discounts, eyecare vouchers, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, tech loan and client referral. £1,000 if you facilitate an introduction to a new client/new client area resulting in a _nology placement!