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XP2016 - Hire An Apprentice

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Transcript of XP2016 - Hire An Apprentice

Evolutionary Learning at the
7digital Technical Academy
Hire an Apprentice
Hard to find good senior engineers /
Time consuming to train up university graduates or engineers from other backgrounds
The Problem
The Experience Gap
Where do all the senior developers come from?
The Solution
A partially classroom based, team driven, tutor led apprenticeship programme
The First Iteration
2012 - 2013
The Second Iteration
2014 - 2015
The Third Iteration
2015 - 2016
Timeline
The inception of the 7digital Technical Academy
Mia Filisch @miaww
Developer, Technical Academy Helper and Former Apprentice
Paul Shannon @BlueReZZ
VP Technology, Technical Academy Founder and Former Developer
0
6
18
26
Graduation
week
Retrospective
jobs requiring greater than
2 years experience
5797
38,382
jobs requiring less than
2 years experience
Did it work?
Increased productivity
Key metrics
Conclusion
“Education is the kindling of a flame,
not the filling of a vessel.” –
Socrates
Improved culture of
learning and sharing

A more diverse team
Specialisation
Retrospective
Retrospective
In-depth
Sessions
Bootcamp
Meet the
Team
4 Apprentices
2 external hires
1 transfer from Client Ops
1 cross-skilling QA
3 Apprentices
2 external hires
1 transfer from Content Ops
6 Apprentices
2 external hires
1 transfer from Data
1 cross-skilling QA
1 cross-skilling Content Ops
1 cross-skilling Designer
(2012 - 2013)
(2014 - 2015)
(2015 -2016)
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