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Detroit Labs Apprenticeships

Detroit Labs Apprentice Program.

The Detroit Labs Apprenticeship Program is a three-month paid immersive training experience in software and mobile development. Apprentices receive hands-on training, work side-by-side with Detroit Labs developers, and gain experience in all aspects of software creation.

At Detroit Labs, we don't just build great apps. Teaching, learning, and self-improvement are important, everyday aspects of what we do.

Our paid Apprentice program is one more example of our learning culture in action. Our success hinges on our great team, and it can be tough to hire great developers.

We've had a lot of success hiring experienced programmers and teaching them iOS or Android, so we thought, why not take that another step? What if we could find smart, motivated, driven people that aren't professional developers and welcome them to the world of software development? What would that take?

The Program.

  • Our paid Apprenticeship Program is a 3-month immersive training experience in software and mobile development. Apprentices receive classroom and hands-on training in programming fundamentals and app development, work side-by-side with Detroit Labs developers, and gain experience with all aspects of creating software including team collaboration, pairing, testing, CI, presenting, and project management.

The Details.

  • No previous experience is required. Applicants must be local or willing to relocate to the Detroit area (on their own dime). You have to work well in a team and be able to handle the pressure and high expectations of committing fully to learning the craft of software development.
  • Apprentices receive a salary and benefits while going through the program, and will be offered a full-time developer position at Detroit Labs or a partner company upon successful completion of all apprentice requirements.

FORMER APPRENTICES

Here's what they have to say.

Kate Catlin
ANDROID APPRENTICE CLASS '15
"Anybody who tells you that anyone can code is lying. Only people who are willing to work really hard, watch their brains melt in front of their faces and can roll with the punches can learn to code."
Tim Fether
iOS APPRENTICE CLASS '14
"I can't imagine a better way to improve my coding skills and grow my hobby as a developer into a career. It has been a great opportunity to learn in an energetic, team-oriented place!"
Matt Chowning
iOS APPRENTICE CLASS '14
"The apprentice program has been an incredible opportunity to learn the skills I need to be a professional developer. More importantly, however, I have gotten to know an incredible group of interesting and passionate people at Detroit Labs. I can't imagine a better place to be!"
Jen Bloomer
iOS APPRENTICE CLASS '14
"I came in with zero knowledge of programming and thought that computers had the potential to steal your soul and/or kill you. I'm happy to report that not only am I still alive, but I can build an app. On top of that, I've made a lot of friends, get to work in an environment full of interesting, smart, fun people - and I don't miss my soul at all! Thanks, Detroit Labs."