Two months of intensive training follow by two years of advanced monthly sessions and mentorship...and of course, our job placement promise.
The Ruby assignment consists of the free Ruby tutorial sections on Codecademy. When an applicant applies for our traineeship they need to complete the Ruby assignment within two (2) days and send us back a screenshot showing completion. This assignment needs to be completed before an applicant progresses to the interview stage.
We ask applicants to carry out this assignment for two reasons: The first is intensity; the tutorial may not be challenging for most but there is a lot of content to cover, and completing it within two days will give applicants a general idea of how intense the bootcamp will be. The second is motivation; the assignment should be used as a gauge to help an applicant determine if this is something they really want to do. If it's something you can't complete at the present time, then that's okay; only proceed with the assignment when you find or make the time to do it. If you feel that this is something you're not going to do or don't want to do, then that should be a good indicator that this isn't for you.
For us to make awesome junior developers, we need a place of business as well as a dedicated team to assist where needed. Whilst we are investing in developers for their future, we unfortunately have financial obligations in the present. In time this may change but for now, the admission fee helps us continue to fight the good fight!
Yes. Acceptance into our traineeship program requires that every person sign a training contract should they wish to participate. This contract is governed by Dutch law and is in place to protect as well as enforce the obligations of both parties. All applicants accepted into our traineeship will have ample time to review and seek further clarity regarding the contract prior to the commencement of the traineeship.
No. Whilst applicants with some prior experience/training in web development may find our bootcamp less demanding, experience in web development is not required nor are we specifically seeking participants with this background.
To avoid disappointment, added stress and to ensure you have the best possible chance of succeeding, we strongly advise anyone participating in the traineeship to block off the 8 week training period in their calendar.
For the first six weeks of the eight week training, anticipate between eight and ten hours of classroom time behind the computer, five days a week. Furthermore, expect individual homework assignments several times a week that will require another one to two hours of attention at home. The only exceptions to this are in week one which starts on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday, and week six which starts on a Monday and ends on a Saturday.
We shall within reason make every effort to find position for a member of our traineeship program. However we can't do everything; we can get trainees to the door based on recommendation and support but each trainee still needs to interview like every other external applicant for a position. With that said, because we are heavily invested in each trainee's future, it is in our very best interest that they find a job.
Depending at which point in the traineeship a trainee decides to leave, they may be financially liable for the remainder of their training.
If we feel it necessary to remove a trainee for reasons of performance or conduct during the training, the trainee will not be financially liable for any remaining training costs other than the admission fee already paid. Should a trainee be removed within the first seven days of the training, the trainee will be entitled to a full refund of their admission fee.
To better prepare you for work in an international coding environment, all classes are taught in English. All materials are provided in English as well.
Yes. The Dutch Government has determined that becoming a web-developer is a great career move. As such, your admission fee may be covered by the UWV Education Voucher program (“Scholingsvoucher”). You may apply for this voucher in case you lost your job and receive social security or if you currently have an employment agreement or are self-employed. For more information about this program, see here.
Don't think of it as a fee, think of it as an investment for your company. A happy developer is a good developer and through our ongoing training and support, your junior(s) can grow their skills faster, spending less time learning and more time building your dreams.
Glad you asked. We minimise the liabilities companies face when taking on a junior developer trained by us. We do so through our ongoing advanced monthly training classes, one-on-one mentorship sessions, slack community, and desk hours at Codaisseur HQ, where your junior developer can get assistance whilst working on your projects. We have found that this lessens the strain faced by senior developers especially when they are too occupied to assist juniors during a rough patch.
A free trial is deemed a period of up to two weeks where an interested company can borrow a junior of their choice (or recommended by us), to see what they are made of without committing to anything. Interested? Fill out the form here to let us know you are interested and we will be in touch.
It's a chance for companies to meet with our juniors. During a speed date session, companies will have 4 minutes with each junior where the can get acquainted, see their work and ask any questions. Following the speed date session, companies are invited for refreshments and to mingle with any juniors that match their company profile. For more information about our speed date session, including the next dates and when to reserve, please click here.
For now, our advanced monthly sessions are restricted to developers from our traineeship program. We do however offer several short bootcamp programs for those who are not interested in the traineeship program. For more information on these bootcamps including how to enrol, please visit our Development Bootcamp website.
We have made arrangements with some employers in the past but we highly refrain from going this route at all costs. Our juniors are just that, juniors. They still need guidance and support which, on top of everything else, they get from us throughout the two year traineeship. If companies are unable to provide that necessary support to juniors when they require it, then we strongly advise sticking with our program. With that said, we would still like to hear from you should you wish to discuss any possible arrangements. You can reach us by any means listed on our Contact page.
No. Should you choose to hire one of Codaisseur's juniors, monthly payments will only continue whilst the junior works for you and only up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Aside from our speed date sessions, we regularly invite tech companies to come and speak during our training programs to tell our junior developers more about working in a development team. Usually we have Founders, CTO's or senior developers give a short presentation about their product and projects and working environment towards the end of class (from 17:00h till 17:30h). Our students love to see some code or if you're up for it, you can do some live coding. If this is something you would be interested in, please fill out the form here and we will be in touch for further arrangements.
Our initial training is based on a combination of market demand, commonality and in our case as a startup, sector driven. Most of our advanced monthly session topics are stack agnostic, meaning that we do not spend time on a particular programming language or library per se, but mostly on the concepts behind them. Furthermore, we take suggestions for advanced session topics from companies currently employing Codaisseur developers.
Ruby is simple to get get up and running, quite forgiving when it comes to errors and the syntax reads like english, making it easier for beginners to understand the code. Furthermore, there is strong documentation and online resources and a thriving community that is beginner friendly.
Whilst you are free to use a desktop computer at home, you need to have a laptop for the both the training and subsequent traineeship.
Yes. It should be a relatively new computer and be able to run all the latest software that we use throughout the course. It does not have to be a very fast computer, but it should ideally have a 64bit processor.
We support Mac and Ubuntu-a Linux flavor. If you run Windows, we require you to install Ubuntu (a Linux flavour) because most software that we use runs poorly on Windows systems.
Keep in mind that if you buy a computer, that you would do best to buy something that runs good with Linux systems, so either a Macbook or Macbook pro or another relatively high end laptop (e.g. Lenovo) with hardware that is well supported by Ubuntu. Some manufacturers use old or deprecated hardware that might be unsupported.
No, we are not a recruitment agency. We do not provide recruitment or HR Services as a service nor do we work with any one company to fill their staffing needs. We take suitable candidates and train them to become junior developers. Once trained we assist with job placement by finding suitable matches for both company and developer. There has been some misconceptions about Codaisseur being a recruiter so that's why we wrote a blog about it; check it out here.
A program where our students build an MVP (or aspects of) your next idea. You submit a project, we review it and if selected, we work with you to define reasonable issues for our students to tackle.
For the students this will be a lesson in working together for a client, SCRUM, communication, and much, much more vital stuff. For you it is an opportunity to get the first version of something cool built! For more information click here.
We are more than just a coding school. We offer the best training towards a job a developer, including career guidance and on the job training. We fuel the tech industry by releasing eager Full Stack junior web developers into the world.
Go to our jobs page to view the positions that are currently open. Because we teach code we are always on the look out for teachers to help us out, but that doesn't mean we're a one trick pony. See our job vacancies here.