SmartLogic Apprenticeship Program
Hands-on learning and mentorship to kickstart your career as a professional software developer.
Launched in 2018, the SmartLogic apprentice program ran in 2018; it offered three junior developers the opportunity to accelerate their careers through a paid apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship program ran for fourteen weeks and was, by our measures, a great success. All three apprentices had jobs at the end of the program, jobs they were not qualified for before their apprenticeship. We hired two at SmartLogic, and we facilitated connections for the third, who joined the team at Fearless.
While we do hope to run the program again, there is no concrete plan as to timeline. For more information on the program as it ran, follow the links below or read on for the original launch content.
- Technical.ly Baltimore: How SmartLogic started an apprenticeship program for software developers
- SmartLogic Blog: Filling the Talent Gap with a Modern Apprenticeship Program
- SmartLogic Blog: Developer Apprentice Program Update Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
- Baltimore Business Journal: Baltimore's SmartLogic launching apprenticeship to train, hire software engineers
- Technical.ly Baltimore: On the Market: SmartLogic is launching an apprenticeship program for software developers
2018 SmartLogic Apprenticeship Program
The SmartLogic apprenticeship program is designed to help provide an accessible onramp to a career professional software development. It is specifically geared towards those interested in beginning or transitioning into a software development career.
The program is designed to teach apprentices to be better software developers through exposure to real-world scenarios faced by SmartLogic software developers on a daily basis. We accomplish this objective through a structured program that includes:
Following a course of study — tailored to you — to reinforce any skills necessary to become a full-stack developer.
Working directly with our existing software developers on client work.
Structured, organized feedback from other employees at SmartLogic.
Structured, regular opportunities where we’ll solicit feedback from you.
Mentorship from other members of our team.
In general: the apprentices are treated as any other member of the team, except with additional support during the apprenticeship period.
The Summer 2018 apprenticeship begins June 25, 2018 and concludes September 28, 2018 (14 weeks). We will hire no fewer than two, but no more than three, apprentices for the Summer 2018 cohort.
At the conclusion of the program our goal is to present each apprentice with an offer of full-time employment with SmartLogic. Should this not be possible due to the amount of client work we are forecasting then we will work diligently to ensure that the apprentice has secured a full-time position in the world of professional software development with another local company we think would match your skill sets and interests.
We hope to run the program in the future but will make that decision after the Summer 2018 cohort has completed its apprenticeship.
For the duration of the 14-week apprenticeship you will be paid $10,000 (before tax withholding, social security / medicare, and withholding for benefits). You will also avail of the other benefits available to any full-time employee of SmartLogic, most notably access to extremely affordable (in some cases free) medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Application Form: when you're ready to apply, please complete the application form.
Do you have a question that hasn’t been answered? Check out the FAQ and/or email our apprenticeship inbox with any additional questions. Also keep an eye out for us at local events where we’ll talk about the program and be happy to answer any additional questions.