So you want

to learn about

apprenticeships

apprenticeships

in tech?

Don’t know much about apprenticeships in tech?

You’re not alone.

Until this project, not much

data and transparency about opportunities

for non-traditional engineers existed.

When it comes to apprenticeship, there are

3 major stakeholders

you should learn more about.

Awesome Apprentices
Cool Companies
Clever
Cities
Awesome Apprentices

This project tracks

1099


Apprentice Software Engineers

in the United States.

56%


of apprentices have
a 4 year undergraduate degree.


47%


of apprentices attended
a coding bootcamp.


The Top 5

most common

previous industries



1. Information Technology and Networking

2. Education and Teaching

3. Product, Project, or Program Management

4. Administrative and Customer Support

5. Entertainment, Music, Arts, and Design

We estimate more than

18%

of apprentices identify

as an underrepresented

race in tech.

We estimate more than

49%

of apprentices identify

as an underrepresented

gender in tech.


Apprentice Software Engineers have

unique

backgrounds

and

fascinating

careers.

An Apprentice Software Engineer at Uber was a

modern dancer.

An Apprentice Software Engineer

at LinkedIn used to be a

personal trainer.

An Apprentice Software Engineer at Target was a

customer service rep.

An Apprentice Software Engineer at Lyft was a

public school teacher.

Apprentices demonstrate

commitment to

self-growth

and

overcome

adversity.

An Apprentice Software Engineer at Microsoft

didn't go to college,

got rejected in technical interviews

for almost a year,

and still finished her 2nd apprenticeship

before turning 20 years old.

An Apprentice Software Engineer at LinkedIn

is a Sierra Leonean refugee.

He's also Blind.

All of Slack's Apprentice Software Engineers

were formerly incarcerated.

Apprentices learn crucial skills

and become

the leaders

we need

in the tech industry.

An Apprentice Software Engineer

from Uber co-founded the

largest directory of

anti-harassment policies in VC

called #MovingForward.

An Apprentice Software Engineer

from Sparkbox became a

Staff UX Engineer at Shopify.

An Apprentice Software Engineer

from thoughtbot became

Deputy CTO of the City of New York

and

founded CodeNewbie.

Cool Companies

This project tracks

156

companies with

software engineering apprenticeships

in the United States.

Average compensation in a software engineering apprenticeship is between…

$75,000

to

$100,000.


The average apprenticeship length is

6 months.

Smaller, less famous tech companies

including Jellyvision, R/GA, Detroit Labs,

thoughtbot, and 8th Light have hired

the most apprentices

in tech since the

earliest of days

across a broad range of technology roles.

The company hiring and training

the most software engineer apprentices

each year is

Microsoft

including their acqusitions of

LinkedIn and GitHub.

Clever Cities

In the next 5 years,

150 million

new jobs

will be created in technology globally,

according to the LinkedIn Economic Graph.

65% of these new jobs in technology,

98 million

jobs

are forecasted to be Software Engineers.

Of the top 10 most in-demand jobs

during COVID-19 and beyond,

software engineering

ranked highest

for greatest number of job openings,

steady growth over time,

paying a livable wage,

and skills that can be developed online.

During the COVID-19 pandemic,

broad public and private investments in

education

and

workforce

development

are being discussed everywhere

across the United States.

Despite graduating the most non-traditional engineers of any city in the United States,

New York City

maintains the lowest rates of technology apprenticeships in the country.

The Greater New York City

Metropolitan area likely ranks as the

most difficult city

in the United States

to be a non-traditional engineer,

followed by

Los Angeles

and

Washington DC.

That is to say,

employers

in and around

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

could benefit the most from starting

software engineering apprenticeships

immediately

to hire some of the best

non-traditional engineers in the country.

The city with the most total

past and present

software engineering apprentices is

Chicago

with more than

300 Apprentice Software Engineers

hired to date.

Companies across Chicago

started training apprentices earliest,

including

very small companies

flying in the face of Silicon Valley lore

about junior engineers

reducing productivity.

Companies in Chicago have shown the most

commitment to apprenticeship and

maintain the best culture to develop and grow

amazing non-traditional engineers.

Chicago

is likely

the best city

to start your career as

a non-traditional software engineer.

Companies in the

Greater Seattle area

hire the most

non-traditional engineers

each year.

We're talking about you,

Microsoft

and

Amazon.

Employers in Seattle likely hire the most

non-traditional engineers

who didn't study or train in Seattle locally.

Non-traditional engineers looking for

a new place to call home

should look to

Seattle.

The city with the

most total

companies hiring

via software engineering apprenticeship is

the Greater Bay Area

including San Francisco, "Silicon Valley", and Oakland.

This region holds

the most potential

for impact in software engineering

training and hiring in the United States.

If each tech company

with more than 100 employees

in

Choose your city!

hired

new Apprentice Software Engineers

per year...

would train

new Apprentice Software Engineers

per year.

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