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Detroit Labs Apprenticeships

Detroit Labs Apprentice Program.

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

The Detroit Labs Apprenticeship Program is a three-month paid immersive training experience in software development, mobile development, and quality assurance engineering. Apprentices receive hands-on training, work side-by-side with Detroit Labs team members, 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 some of the most important, everyday aspects of what we do.

Our paid Apprenticeship Program is a perfect example of our learning culture in action. Our success hinges on our great team, and it can be tough to hire great developers.

The Program.

  • Our paid Apprenticeship Program is a three-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 stipend while going through the program, and will be offered a full-time position at Detroit Labs or a partner company upon successful completion of all apprentice requirements.


Here's what they have to say.

Elyse Lopez Turner
"Honestly this program has changed my life, and made me better professionally in every level. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, and I pushed myself to the limit, but if I can do it, you can do it."
Tim Fether
"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
"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
"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."