Flatiron School, a New York-based coding boot camp has officially opened in London.
The school, famed for teaching super model Karlie Kloss how to code, was founded in 2012 by Avi Flombaum and Adam Enbar.
— WeWork (@WeWork) June 14, 2018
It offers a full-time, immersive software engineering course that takes place over 15 weeks, as well as two part-time courses: a 10-week front-end web development course and a data science course, alongside the school’s online courses.
The boot camp says that it arms students with the skills they need to survive modern technology. It also has a careers service which aims to work with its graduates to help them gain jobs in the industry.
The school is offering £1 million in scholarships for women and people from BAME backgrounds to learn how to code.
Housed in WeWork’s Finsbury Pavement location, the launch marks the company’s first international expansion. Speaking about the launch, which comes at the end of London Tech Week. Flombaum said:
“London is an incredible city and there is a giant demand for programmers here…opening Flatiron here was a way to ensure that the tech companies that have started here are going to be able to recruit talent.”
London is seeing a boom in investment in tech start-ups. The UK is Europe’s leading country for global tech investors, with British tech firms attracting more venture capital funding than any other European country in 2017. Therefore further investment in skills and development will position the UK in a strong position for the future.