Apprenticeship Pathway Program

Intuit Cohort 2024

The AnitaB.org Apprenticeship Pathway Program (APP) increases the representation of Black, Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, women, and nonbinary people in the tech industry.

Apprentices get paid to learn during the program and, upon successful completion, can convert to a full-time software development career. This cohort is for applicants currently located in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the Greater San Diego Area.

Applications are open until July 28

What Makes Our Program Different?

 

  • Beginner-friendly: Some previous exposure to tech is advantageous. If you are interested in becoming a software developer, we strongly encourage you to apply!
  • Learn & Earn: Instead of paying thousands of dollars upfront or losing a percentage of your future earnings to pay back your bootcamp, this program is free, and you will get paid to learn software development.
  • Hybrid Program: The Learning Phase of this program is remote. As a Learner, you will receive hardware, software, and other resources to create an accommodating virtual learning environment. Upon successful completion of the Learning Phase, Learners will convert into Apprentices and integrate into Intuit’s hybrid workplace, collaborating in person with their team at the Intuit office in Mountain View or San Diego.
  • Launch a New Career: Upon program completion, you may have an opportunity to start a full-time tech career at Intuit.

The Apprenticeship Pathway Program is a full-time job! As a participant, you are expected to prioritize the program and your success from the start of the Learning Phase through the completion of the Apprenticeship Phase. This requires that the program be your sole commitment as you are taking the step to start your new career in tech.

After Completing the Program…

 

Zero Student Debt

You will have no additional debt to pay after finishing the training program.

Increase Annual Income

The median salary for tech workers is 2x more than the average private-sector worker.

Access to Quality Benefits

Intuit provides the most sought-after benefits including healthcare for you and your family.

Extended Career Support

You will receive mentorship and learning opportunities after program completion.

“Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all the hours that all the program leaders have given to the planning and execution of this amazing program. Your vision made my dreams, and the dreams of my fellow apprentices, so wonderfully real.”

– APP Alum

Application Process

Applications are now open. Please fill out an application here!

Online application: Prospective applicants complete a series of eligibility and short-answer questions. 

First Interview + Full Stack JavaScript (FSJS) Starter Track:  Advancing candidates will be invited to schedule an interview, which will be conducted via Zoom. 

Advancing candidates will also be invited to complete an introductory online Treehouse course and corresponding assessment. The course should take about 5-7 days to complete.  

Final Interview: Candidates who complete the first interview and FSJS Starter Track will be considered for the final round of admissions. Candidates who are selected to advance to the final round will be invited to participate in a final interview.

Each of the above elements must be completed before a candidate will be considered for cohort acceptance 

Program invitations: Final offers will be sent to join the Apprenticeship Pathway Program by early August 2024! 

 

Ready to start your tech journey? Please submit an application here!

Program Eligibility Criteria 

  1. This cohort opportunity is specifically for residents located in the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to those located in the Greater San Diego Area. As part of Intuit’s hybrid work requirements, Apprentices must work 2-3 days per week in-person from the Mountain View Headquarters or San Diego office. 
  2. This program is intended for people from groups historically excluded from the technology industry. This includes Black, Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, women, and non-binary people.
    • Note: While Intuit may be driving towards goals in various employee populations and priorities, they do not have specific quotas, hire for specific roles, or make employment decisions based on identity or protected characteristics.
  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and be authorized to work within the United States.
  4. This program is open to those pursuing tech from alternative pathways, as such applicants should not hold a traditional 2- or 4-year computer science related degree. 

If you have questions or want to learn more about the program, you can email us at Apprenticeship@AnitaB.org.  

How the Program Works

Onboarding Phase (~4 weeks)

  • After being accepted into the program, participants will go through background checks and sign their program offers. Participants will receive their laptop and other hardware to set up their remote learning environment.

Learning Phase (4 months) – September 2024 – January 2025

  • The Apprenticeship Pathway Program is a full-time commitment which requires 40 hours of technical training per week. Participants must fulfill the program’s time commitment to contribute to their success.
  • Learners begin full-time training through Treehouse’s Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree program and the AnitaB.org Power Skills curriculum while being paid a competitive hourly wage. AnitaB.org will conduct daily Slack check-ins, recurring 1:1s, and group meetings with learners to support their progress. AnitaB.org provides technical coaches and mentors as they embark on their technical journey. Once a learner successfully completes the Techdegree final exam, the Power Skills curriculum, and fulfills all other requirements of the program, they will convert to an apprentice.

Apprenticeship Phase (5 months) – January 2025 – June 2025

  • Intuit will provide mentorship to apprentices during the Apprenticeship Phase.
  • Apprentices will continue receiving a competitive hourly wage while learning Intuit-specific development processes.
  • Apprentices may have the opportunity to convert to a full-time associate software engineer role after completing the Apprenticeship Phase and its requirements.

Career Support Phase (upon program completion)

  • AnitaB.org will continue to offer mentorship and upskilling opportunities to all APP participants for two years so they can navigate challenges and advance their careers.
  • Participants will have access to an AnitaB.org Premium Membership and all its benefits for two years, including exclusive events, content library, and networking with a community of over 106,000 Members worldwide.

In Partnership with Intuit and Treehouse

 

Intuit is the global financial technology platform that powers prosperity for the people and communities we serve. With approximately 100 million customers worldwide using products such as TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. We never stop working to find new, innovative ways to make that possible.

We believe that innovation happens in an environment where diversity, inclusion, and belonging are celebrated. That’s why we’ve built a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve, and we’re proud to be ahead of the tech industry in the gender diversity of our employees. 39.7% of our executives are women, and our CEO Sasan Goodarzi has been recognized as one of the Top CEOs for Women and Minorities.

We’re looking for talented software engineers, data scientists, product designers, and other technologists to join our mission to power prosperity around the world. 

Learn more about Intuit’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

A Spotlight on Tech Women @ Intuit 

 

Sasan-Goodarzi

“For us to make the best decisions as an organization and to have the best debates, it’s important that a diversity of voices are heard. As we say at Intuit, diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice.” 

Sasan GoodarziChief Executive Officer at Intuit 

Leading Virtual Learning Platform

Treehouse has helped over 1.1 million people learn to code, design, and find employment in the tech industry. The Treehouse Techdegree is a structured, online learning program that prepares students for technology careers through hands-on educational instruction. Students learn via video, reinforce what they’ve learned through code challenges and quizzes, and interact directly with the Treehouse team over Slack and Zoom.

Since 2017, Treehouse has run apprenticeship training programs with over a dozen technology companies across the country. Here is how they have helped other apprentices find success: 

 

Applications are OPEN! Apply now here!

FAQs

  • What is the AnitaB.org Power Skills curriculum?

    The Learning Phase consists of two key components to prepare learners for the technical skills of a software engineer and the leadership development needed to successfully work on a team and independently. The latter is the Power Skills curriculum which provides guidance and support for navigating through topics such as imposter syndrome, self-advocacy, and growth mindset.

  • Do I need programming experience to participate?

    This program is beginner-focused but previous exposure to tech is recommended. If you are interested and can dedicate 10 months to learning how to become a software developer, this program may be the right fit for you.

  • How long is the program?

    The AnitaB.org Apprenticeship Pathway Program launches its Learning Phase September 2024 and the Apprenticeship Phase will end in June 2025. Participants must fulfill all the requirements and participate full-time in the program.

  • Is there a tuition fee?

    This program is free for participants! Not only that, but you will also be paid throughout the program to better enable full-time participation.

  • Will this program be remote or in-person?

    The Learning Phase will be virtual, but Intuit follows a hybrid working model which requires in-person participation at their offices during the Apprenticeship Phase.

  • What if I don’t have a laptop, webcam, or fast home internet?

    No worries! Please apply for this opportunity anyway! We will provide technical support to all program participants, so you have an ideal setup for virtual learning.

  • What if I am not chosen for the Intuit employment opportunity?

    AnitaB.org will still offer support, primarily through the AnitaB.org Membership platform.

    If the Learning Phase was completed successfully, you will still have a portfolio of the work you did throughout Treehouse’s Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree.

  • How are learners supported in the Learning Phase?

    APP Learners are integrated into Treehouse’s Techdegree community, where they will have access to weekly office hours hosted by Treehouse Student Support Specialists and a network of fellow Techdegree Learners. Learners also receive learning skills and leadership development coaching from AnitaB.org. Additionally, participants are encouraged to support their peers to cultivate a collaborative learning environment.

  • What’s the application process like?

    Program Application

    · Applicants complete a standard application form that will ask questions about the applicant as well as a series of questions requiring open-ended long-form answers of no more than 2,000 characters (spaces included). Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon submission (please check spam/junk folder). Next steps will be communicated via email.

    Starter Track

    · Applicants who are selected to move on to the next stage will be invited to complete a Treehouse Starter Track Course, which is a 100% virtual course that should take around 5-7 days to complete. After completing the coursework, APP staff will follow up with 3-4 simple, technical questions based on information included in the Starter Track.

    Interview

    · The interview is another component of the Admissions Phase in which applicants will be invited to chat with APP staff in a 30-minute Zoom call. While APP staff will have questions for applicants, applicants are encouraged to bring their questions forward as well!

    · In addition to the first interview, advancing candidates will be invited to participate in a final round interview before participants are selected.

  • Are Apprentices paid during this program?

    Due to the demanding nature of this program, Apprentices will also be paid a livable wage to alleviate the stresses of working and studying simultaneously. As such, participants will be paid throughout the Learning Phase and Apprenticeship Phase in accordance with Intuit’s wages; Intuit pays all interns and apprentices $40/hr.

    Important: This is not a full-time salary like one would expect as a professional software engineer, but rather an hourly wage that is intended to alleviate the financial burden while covering basic living expenses throughout the program.

  • Will Apprentices be provided with benefits like health care coverage for the duration of the Apprenticeship Pathway Program?

    Apprentices will receive benefits comparable to interns, and while there are some perks like access to an Employee Assistance Program, health care coverage is not a current benefit for apprentices/interns.

    However, upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship Pathway Program, if apprentices are offered a full-time role, they will then have access to world-class health care coverage.

    Here are the benefits available to Apprentices by Intuit, as published on their website.

  • What’s the time commitment for the Apprenticeship Pathway Program?

    The Apprenticeship Pathway Program is an intensive 10-month program, and Apprentices are expected to devote 40 hours a week for the duration of this program.

    Please note that taking on other academic or professional pursuits while going through this program is not permitted as they will be detrimental to you and your peers.

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