What happens during a Dakar APPrenticeship Partner (DAP) apprenticeship?

The paid apprenticeship lasts 3 months. During the 3 months, you work alongside a DAKAR APP Partners (DAP) on real projects, and are assigned a Mentor who is your primary instructor. You also work on special projects designed to give you additional time and training in the areas you most need.

Each month, you move to another mentor and different team. This rotation enhances the learning process by exposing you to new projects and new people, but also by allowing you to reapply what you’ve learned in a new context.

In the final month, if things have gone well, you are promoted to a full designer or developer at DAP. Or we’ll connect you with other great potential employers.

What’s the relationship between DAP and the apprentices? Are they paid employees?

Apprentices are paid, W2, employees of DAP, The current pay is $/week and includes health insurance and other benefits.

Are there specific time periods apprentices are accepted? When is the application deadline? When does the next class start?

We will take applications continually and accept people on a rolling basis, in short, there are no deadlines and there are not batches of apprentices.

What is the time commitment?

Apprentices work 10-20 hours per week, at a DAP. Part-time apprenticeships are not available. If you will be relocating for your apprenticeship, we can provide non-financial assistance with travel and lodging arrangements. We cwill provide financial relocation assistance once your apprenticeship is completed and you join a DAP Partner as a full employee.

What technologies will the apprentices work with?

Apprentices will learn and work on softwares such as; Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, HTML5, SCSS, git, Unix, and agile software development.

Is this an internship?

No, the goal of a DAP is to learn and get to the level where and apprentice will be promoted to a full DAP employee, Our apprenticeships are not junior roles.

Read more about the differences between Apprenticeship and Internship

 

 

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