Career kickstart: IBM iX recruits new colleagues with bootcamp
Digitalisation affects almost all industries, and programmers are among the most sought-after professions. That’s why more and more career changers are opting for a career in the IT sector. With its new bootcamp format, IBM iX shows that it is possible to get started as a programmer in four (intensive!) months. From 14 June to 30 September, ten participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of front-end development as part of a challenging and supportive remote training course.
The fact that the bootcamp has been such a success is also due to the mentors from IBM iX. With experience from previous training courses, such as the Apprenticeship Program, as well as a lot of heart and soul, they have developed a challenging program. The interplay of predefined content and flexible adjustments “on the fly” has made it possible to address individual participants’ questions and tasks and to motivate and challenge them every day anew.
At the end of the boot camp, the participants were able to demonstrate their skills in a final exam and set the course for their future careers. Nine of the ten participants started working at IBM iX after a more than deserved two-week break. Seven of them were able to join ongoing projects directly, while two completed a further one or two months of advanced training before they too were involved in active projects. “Although many of us originally come from other backgrounds, most have passed their exams. I am proud to have worked my way into IBM iX and to be part of a group of colleagues who encourage me and support me in further developing my knowledge,” said Marija Susko.
The next bootcamp is getting ready to start
If you are thinking “I want that too!”, then we already have the next chance for you at the beginning of 2022. Starting on 28 February 2022, our next bootcamp in Varaždin will be all about programming in Java.