Apply for Our Software Development Apprenticeship Program!

So you’ve decided you want to dive into the tech industry, learn a whole new set of skills, and get paid for it — congrats! You’re one step closer to upleveling your career.

Below is everything you need to know about the application process for our Apprenticeship program. We won’t lie: it is extensive, and requires a hefty amount of commitment. But for good reason. Because not only do we want to discover hidden talent from unexpected places (translation: you’d be surprised how a non-techy background might help), but we also want to really get a sense of what makes you you — and why a career in tech might be exactly what you need to thrive. Plus, you know how the saying goes — if this thing were easy, wouldn’t everyone do it?

Submit your Information

Applications for Techtonic's first 2021 apprenticeship cohort are now closed. Please complete the interest card below and the system will notify you as soon as applications are open for the location you’ve selected. You can also follow our social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter) to get up to date information on the next Techtonic Apprenticeship in 2021.

The Process

After you’ve filled out the interest card above, these are the steps to get you to that offer letter.

1. Application

They say the devil is in the details, so show us your resume and answer questions that shine a light on your background in tech. (Again, it’s fine if you have none!)

2. Assessment

Time to get science-y: answer a variety of behavioral science Qs to give us a peek into how you react, communicate, and lead during stressful situations or in diverse environments.

3. Pre-Work

Now the fun stuff: tackle learning modules in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to help gauge your skill set. (Don’t freak if you’ve never coded — our step-by-step instrux hold your hand through it.)

4. Tech Evaluations

Take on a few assignments and tests — eh hem, like building a webpage — to show off your range and demonstrate just how passionate you are about getting into the industry.

5. Phone Interview

We know, talking on the phone is the worst. But it’s a solid way to learn more about the actual human you are. It’s also when we’ll go through the program requirements and answer any questions you have. (Psst: some may be answered on our Apprenticeship Program overview.)

6. Onsite Technical Interview

You’re almost there! It's time to see you in action, demonstrating you know the why (not just the how) behind the work you’ll do as a software developer.

7. Background Checks + Offers

The final, super official step: background checks and drugs screens. Assuming those clear, you can expect an official offer letter in your inbox. Woohoo!

All Sound Good?

Don’t wait any longer — get that interest card in our inboxes today.


Apprentice Alumni

Meet some of the all-star graduates of our Software Development Apprenticeship Program — will your photo be here next?

Techtonic Apprentice Alumni Bryn Newell

Bryn Newell

What drew her in: Looking for a career change after working as a stage manager and bartender in London, Bryn was impressed with the standards of the Apprenticeship program, where she learned HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and other programming languages that laid the foundation for learning to code and solve problems. 

Success story: After a few months of working on the development floor at Techtonic, Bryn was offered a position as a Software Engineer by IHS Markit, a highly-reputable Techtonic client focused on Fintech and global information for companies around the world. 

Her review: “Techtonic set me up for success; they put me in a position where I felt prepared to change careers, be successful, and I love where I am now.”

Techtonic Apprentice Alumni Ivan Tarin

Ivan Tarin

What drew him in: After working for years as a paralegal, Ivan needed a fresh start. The Apprenticeship program was exactly what he was looking for. “It was one of the most challenging things I have ever done. There was a new challenge every day,” he says. “It made me feel like I was part of a ‘new wave’ of engineers, qualified for the jobs of now and tomorrow.” 

Success story: After completing the Apprenticeship program, Ivan accepted a full-time position with Pivotal, a software development and product company with 15+ locations around the world. 

His review: “If you are interested in software development, Techtonic is no question the best place to receive the education, certifications and work experience needed to start a career.” 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! We accept applicants with or without prior technical experience. That said, all applicants have to complete a pretty stringent technical assessment, so a passion for technology — paired with critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and good old hard work — will get you far.

  • Not quite. There are a few key differentiators that, not to toot our own horn, make us better than a bootcamp. The first: we pay you. The entire time. So not only do you get cash money to learn in a classroom for 12 weeks, but you continue to earn as we take you on the floor for hands-on experience coding for real clients. (That actual work thing doesn’t happen in bootcamp either.) To top it off, you’re also coached by our team of senior software developers along the way, helping you gain all the technical and professional skills you’ll need for a successful career in tech. 

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve taken our Apprenticeship virtual for the foreseeable future. Each program will be tied to a location, however, in the event we’re able to move on-site, as that may require participants to come to a Techtonic office. Plus, it’d be nice to see your smiling face...someday.

  • Possibly. Regardless, you must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship prior to joining the program. You also may need to be available for on-site work, depending on the future implications of the coronavirus pandemic.  

  • We do not. Accepted Apprentices do not receive any relocation assistance and need to reside in the upcoming program’s state at least 3 weeks prior to start date. We recommend applying as early as possible to allow plenty of time to make any necessary arrangements. 

  • You bet your a** you do. We pay our apprentices above minimum wage while they’re learning and working on client projects. Not to mention there are opportunities for a raise, depending on your effort, productivity, and dedication to developing software. It’s a full-time job requiring your full-time attention, and we treat it as such. 

  • The Techtonic Apprenticeship curriculum has been approved by the Colorado Community College System. Apprentices participating in 2021 programs can receive up to 39 college credits that are transferable within the Colorado community college system once they complete the apprenticeship.

  • Yes. Techtonic’s Software Development Apprenticeship Program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for Veterans using their VA education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. While enrolled, you can use your GI Bill benefit and receive a tax-free stipend. 

  • Woohoo! We're so glad you're interested in the Apprenticeship program. Response times may take up to 1-2 weeks, so we do ask for a little patience. You will hear from us, though! 

  • If only it were that easy. We typically receive around 300 applications for every 20-person cohort — so make sure you apply early and make yourself stand out! 

  • It can take about 4-6 weeks, but the average is somewhere around 5 weeks. It’s all about that patience and commitment! 

  • First, you’ll receive a Department of Labor-issued Certificate of Completion. (Get ready to hang that baby on your wall!) From there, some apprentices may be hired directly by our clients, while others become part of the Techtonic team or move on to other opportunities. (Casual FYI: 85% of our graduates currently have IT jobs, with an average wage increase of 130%!) 

  • Don’t lose hope! There are a whole host of reasons behind why you may not have been accepted for a particular program. If you want to try again, we say go for it — you never know where it might lead.