Decagon and the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is calling for applications from software engineers and SMEs in Nigeria to apply for the DevPlacement 2021. This is a fully-funded digital upskill program where shortlisted SMEs will be paired with 100 vetted software engineers to help build exciting products and gain hands-on experience.
Are you an SME with a project that needs developers, or a Software Engineer ready to upskill while also gaining industry experience? Apply now.
About DevPlacement 2021
The developer placement program revolves around three major themes;
Bridging The Gap; DevPlacement is an initiative of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub in partnership with Nigeria’s leading software engineering institute, Decagon. With the pilot phase set to kick in 2021, the aim is to bridge the gap between developers & SMEs.
3-months Paid Internship; In the program’s pilot phase, up to 100 top-tier software engineering talent will go through screening. Then, pairing with multiple selected SMEs in need of digital enablement. And this will be for a 3-month paid internship period.
Boost Digital Economy; The program is in line with the vision of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Decagon Institute’s commitment to usher Nigeria into a new age of tech-powered prosperity by boosting the country’s digital economy.
How It Works
The developers placement program involves four processes;
1. SMEs with social impact and software engineers ready to intern will sign up to join the program. Jan 6th – 15, 2021
2. A rigorous selection exercise will produce 100+ shortlisted SMEs. And, software developers will be invited to participate in the DevPlacement screening exercise.
3. Thereafter, if your application is successful, you will join DevPlacement Bootcamp and undergo relevant training in preparation for the programme.
4. After the Bootcamp, selected developers will be placed in shortlisted SMEs for a 3-month paid internship period during which you will work on live projects.
Who Can Apply?
To apply as a developer, you must have graduated from a recognized software engineering institute in Nigeria
To apply as an SME, you should have a social-impact project or product that needs developers to either scale or improve on existing features. Also, you must have a senior engineer on your dev team.
The application deadline for the Decagon/UK Nigeria Tech Hub DevPlacement 2021 is January 15. Do you have an interest in the program? Apply now as a developer for 3 months paid internship or as an SME to meet exceptional engineering talents using this link; https://decagonhq.com/devplacement/
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