Andela Kenya is taking applications for its training and work placement programme for developers. The recruits will be part of the 5th fellowship cohort, which is expected to start in January 2016.

The Andela Fellowship is a 4-year full-time opportunity for developers to master professional software development while working for leading technology companies around the globe.

The first step for those who make it through the screening process is a two-week-long Boot Camp with senior developers. Candidates that stand out at the Boot Camp will be invited to become Andela Fellows, and will join the paid software developer training program.

The fellowship comes with at least 1000 hours of hands-on training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web and mobile software development skills.

Andela’s academic experience is somewhat similar to university, except instead of paying tuition, fellows earn an income and benefits as they train. The fellows get a chance to apply their new knowledge in a live environment, while at the same time going through professional development and coaching.

After three months of training, the fellows collaborate with each other on practice projects in order to enhance their teamwork and problem-solving skills. After 6 months, they are placed as remote Junior Developers on project teams at Andela’s partner companies around the world.

The professional development training and employment with Andela goes on for a period of four years, after which the fellows can work at other companies, go on to start their own technology companies, or be hired by Andela.

The application Deadline is January 6th, 2016. For any questions, please contact Andela.

Eric Mugendi Author

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