Gravity Partners with Coding Bootcamp, Le Wagon
Members have found staying at Gravity increases professional growth and entrepreneurial network.
A mindset to thrive
Le Wagon is the leading intensive bootcamp for coding, with 39 campuses across the globe. Le Wagon places a core focus on striving for excellence in professional development, teaching an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills needed to get employed by top employers such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Uber. To date, Le Wagon graduates have started 100+ start-ups, receiving over £10m in funding. To complete the intensive course successfully, students must give full dedication to the course over the 9-week full-time course, or 24-week part-time course; fully immersing themselves in everything the course has to offer. The accommodation partnership has been created to aid course retention and to increase employability through an immersive collaborative living environment of young professionals.
The problem with London living
Over 50% of their student intake has to relocate to London for the course. The usual renting model is difficult to navigate with limited options around flexible length contacts. Having an all-inclusive billing is also key, reducing the additional stress of organising council tax, bills, utilities, high-speed wifi and cleaning. Wellbeing is a core element in order to increase retention and productivity, ensuring that students have wellbeing support and activities scheduled. Lastly, professional development, creating networking opportunities, business contacts and potential new business partners or freelancers to get their business off the ground.
The Force of Gravity
We are a catalyst for personal and professional development. Created for busy young professionals who want to be in an environment that aids growth. The Le Wagon partnership means students can come and mix with other coders, entrepreneurs and employees at top brands to meet the employability targets on the course. Gravity ultimately streamlines the process of living in London and allows its members to stay productive, focused and inspired.
Katherine Willis at Le Wagon made a comment on the partnership: "At Le Wagon, we have a hugely diverse community of applicants, students and alumni, so offering accommodation options is something we're proud of! We like Gravity because it's not just somewhere to sleep, it's also a thriving community focused on wellness and professional development. Those not from London can feel at home and even more connected to their bootcamp peers."
Sean Flanagan, a recent Gravity member and Le Wagon student made comment on his stay with Gravity: “I went over to London for a coding bootcamp at Le Wagon in Dalston and chose to stay at Gravity Coliving in Finsbury Park. I could not have been happier with the community, the staff, and the facilities. Be ready for a warm and friendly team to welcome you, such as Gravity hosts Rob, Milena, and Alessandra, and a fantastic living experience throughout.
We also spoke to Leonardo –a current Gravity member and coder–about how Gravity facilitates entrepreneurial skills, collaboration and increased productivity: "With an environment and network of like-minded people, you can build and improve yourself in various ways. I got a lot of benefits and help in achieving my personal goals. Being surrounded by other ‘startupers’ is very helpful, I’ve had so many interesting conversations with other members that have given me very valuable inputs, so from the professional side, it’s a very good environment. Also, another member I met living at Gravity is designing the website for my start-up, I have found some great collaborators here.”
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