Andela opens applications for Fellowship programme


Global talent accelerator Andela, which finds talented young Africans and trains them to become top developers for global firms, has opened applications for its Fellowship, an intensive paid three-month immersion training programme offering 1,000 hours of software development training.

Disrupt Africa reported last month on Andela, which is backed by investors including Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, Chris Hughes and Susa Ventures and has offices in the United States (US) and Nigeria.

The company’s goal is to produce world-class remote developers and connect them with top employers. It is now looking for aspiring software developers to join its Fellowship, with applications open until April 19. Successful applicants will be invited to a free, two-week-long bootcamp, after which Fellowship offers will be made.

“After three months of training, you’ll be qualified to work on client projects with top technology companies as an Andela Fellow. As an Andela Fellow, you are also eligible for continued training and employment with Andela over a period of four years,” the company said.

“After the four-year programme, Andela Fellows can be expected to start technology companies, work directly with client companies as employees or continue to help train more competent software engineers at Andela.”

Andela says it is a “new kind of academic experience”.

“It’s sort of like a university, except instead of paying tuition, you earn a healthy income and benefits,” Andela said.

The company also recently announced a partnership with design and development consulting services firm thoughtbot, which will see the companies enlisting thoughtbot for premium design and development services also benefit from Andela developers integrated into their teams at no additional cost.

“This means clients can not only leverage Andela’s pipeline of technical talent, they can also pave a path to the digital economy for brilliant, driven young men and women in Africa,” Andela said.


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