Global talent accelerator Andela has opened applications for its sixth Kenyan cohort, looking for talented, ambitious individuals with an interest in technology and a desire to become a world-class developer.
Launched in Nigeria in September 2014, Andela identifies talented young Africans and trains them to become top developers for global firms. With an only one per cent acceptance rate, Andela claims to be the most selective tech training programme on the African continent.
The company launched in Kenya in July of last year, and has accepted 36 software developers so far. Applications are now open for the sixth cohort, which will begin in March.
“As the demand for quality software developers both in Kenya and around the world keeps growing, the opportunities for Andela fellows are increasingly diverse and rich.. Many of our fellows have travelled to client sites in New York, San Francisco, Arusha, London, and Lagos,” Andela said.
Andela Fellows receive ongoing professional development training and employment with Andela for a period of four years. After the four-year programme, they can be expected to start their own technology companies, work as technology leaders across the continent, or be hired by Andela.