Our apprentices share our passion for creating well-crafted software, but have not yet had the suitable learning opportunities to refine their craft.
How does it work?
The priority is for you to acquire the basic set of skills necessary to become recognised, as Software Craftsman, by the rest of the company. You will choose a mentor from our craftsmen who will help understand your strengths and weaknesses based on the core skill sets needed.
How long does it last
Your mentor will guide you through your apprenticeship which we expect to be a maximum of 6 months. There is no formal exam at the end - when your mentor is convinced that you are ready, and can convince at least 3 other craftsmen as well, then you graduate.
What background do I need to have?
You are a productive developer in the language of your choice on the JVM, .NET, and/or Node JS platforms. You know of Agile processes and practices and can apply them and are looking to become an expert in reasoning about them. You have basic knowledge of micro level and macro level design.
Is this the programme for me?
If you have a passion for learning and are ready for a chance to learn technologies and practices needed to become a Software Craftsman, under the guidance of a dedicated mentor, then we look forward to receiving your application.
What you'll get
Our product is our people. We firmly belive that your job and associated benefits should allow you to flourish both personally and professionally.
Learning and Development
You will choose a mentor, who will guide you throughout your apprenticeship.
No fixed training budget. So long as the course is relevant for the company and you'll do a lightning talk on the subject, we’re happy to pay for it.
Found something interesting to read that doesn’t already live in our office or digital library? We’ll cover book expenses - and ask to read it after you as well!
Internal Community of Experts
You’ll be working alongside Craftsman that share your passion for learning, whether that’s on a client project or contributing to our internal projects.
All of our salaries and finances are available to everyone from day one. Nothing to hide here.
Got an idea? Form an Initiative Circle, take ownership, run with it and see it through to delivery.
Holidays & Flexibility
We offer 22 holiday days (increasing to 25 over time), in addition to national holidays. We’re also flexible with how our people manage their time. Need to work from home? No problem.
Pensions & Income Protection
All covered, as standard. Incidentally, many of these came from Initiative Circles in our early days (see above).
Life Cover & Private Medical
A ‘Lump Sum’ payment for life cover, and Dental cashback scheme for you and your children.
The Life of an Apprentice
Want to get a feel of what life as an apprentice is like? These blogs from our current and recent apprentices will show you what you can expect when you begin your journey with us.
We are software craftsmen. We build well-crafted software for our clients, we help developers to get better at their craft through training, coaching and mentoring, and we help companies get better at delivering software.