Futureproof and Arctic Shores team up to uncover tomorrow’s tech talent

  • Arctic Shores, a pioneer in HR technology, helps screen thousands of time-tested candidates for true potential.
  • futureproof aims to double its recruitment of new interns for 2022 with the Arctic Shores talent discovery platform

London, United Kingdom, February 7, 2022: arctic coaststhe pioneer of psychometric assessment, has partnered with the technical training platform time-tested to double its number of trainees in 2022 to 400.

Rather than selecting candidates based on skills or experience, Futureproof instead sought to measure curiosity, drive, resilience and the ability to collaborate – skills well suited to the future of work. This led the company to the Arctic Shores platform, which measures dozens of traits not seen on a resume.

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By seeing more than just the skills or experience of applicants, the two organizations hope to pave the way for more diverse tech talent to enter the industry. In particular, companies aim to unearth a new generation of technical engineers from diverse backgrounds, helping major employers build the quality of their technology teams for years to come.

Ed Halliday, COO of futureproof, said, “At futureproof, we aim to transform the way large enterprises seek out diverse, high-quality technology talent. That’s why we’re so excited to work closely with Arctic Shores: to use the next frontier of assessment to unearth the future engineers that others miss and to help our clients build the brightest technical teams of tomorrow.

Robert Newry, Founder and CEO of Arctic Shores, said, “As futureproof aims to double its number of interns in 2022, I am proud that the team has chosen our platform to support them. In 2020, women represented just 19% of all technology employees. And last year, only 15% were from ethnic minorities. This must change. This partnership is the latest step on a long journey: to a world where we go beyond outdated assessment metrics like the CV to focus on potential and see more in people.

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About the future
futureproof is an award-winning technology training company that launches and develops the technology superstars of the future. Students are trained in software development and technology fundamentals before undertaking a two-year internship with clients such as Babylon Health, OVO Energy and Coca Cola.

futureproof was launched in 2019 to address two key issues: the lack of skilled junior software engineering talent and the lack of diversity within the tech industry. futureproof is free for students because we believe in ability, not just ability to pay.

Since then, we’ve helped nearly 180 people develop the skills, experience and networks needed to become the technology leaders of tomorrow. We have won 4 awards, including the TechWomen100 Awards 2021, and are rated 4.6+/5 on Glassdoor. We tripled in 2021 and aim to double again in 2022.

About Arctic Shores
Arctic Shores behavioral assessments give every individual the opportunity to show their potential, and every employer the means to see it.

Today, our assessments help the world’s most progressive companies see beyond the CV – beyond ordinary measures of human potential. This way, they can counter natural biases and build the diverse, high-performing, and extraordinary teams they need most.

With the next frontier in assessment technology, we’ve given over two million candidates worldwide something different: a stress-free, unbiased experience that truly rewards them for their time. All thanks to a community of pioneering customers, which includes the BBC, PwC, Siemens and Capita.

First launched in 2014, we are now powered by over 70 dedicated explorers based in our Manchester and London hubs. We have grown by 400% over the past four years and have been featured on BBC Click, The Times and The Guardian this year.

press contact
To find out more about Futureproof, including hiring Futureproof graduates for your business, please contact Ed Halliday ed.halliday@getfutureproof.co.uk

For inquiries regarding Arctic Shores, please contact Leah Jones ljones@thecommsco.com

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