Newcomer with tech background?

This fall is the beginning of the We Ignite Tech program (yay!). 

It is a full stack developer program on speed with the aim to enable newcomers to enter the tech job market faster, as well as helping businesses find new talented techies. 

The program is for people with some prior knowledge and experience with programming, who want to refresh and update their knowledge to meet the requirements of the labour market. This is the first time we’re doing this - so join us and co-create! 

The application process is now closed, but are you, or someone you know the right candidate? Keep reading :)


How does it work? 

In the span of 4 months (expected start in mid October) you will improve your technical skills and learn what is required of you to work as a developer in Norway. The program will combine practical training in programming, development of your personal skills, build professional network and give you insight into relevant job opportunities.

  • Customized to candidate with some prior tech experience

  • 5 - 10 students

  • Evening classes 2 times/week + homework

    *Free of charge
    **Limited number of spots.


What will you gain?

Soft skills training

  • Soft skill training e.g. teamwork, leadership, communication

  • Relevant professional mentors and network

  • Meet Norwegian employers looking for techies

  • Introduction to innovation methods

Technical training

  • Practical programming classes

  • Homework: theory and online training

  • Introduction to IT architecture, data security, software delivery and DevOps

Everyone will get a We Ignite Tech certificate.


Who are we looking for?

Technical Qualifications

  • Technology background (education or equivalent experience) (NOT: hardware)

  • Coding experience or good understanding of statistics and/or maths.

  • Some technologies you should be familiar with:
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Nice to have: some basic experience with a server-side programming language (C, C#, Go, Java, Python, Ruby)

General criteria

  • Newcomers: arrived in the past five years with residence permit (temporary or permanent).

  • Over 18 years old

  • Living in the Oslo area

  • Good level in Norwegian and/or English

  • Higher education is not a requirement, but an advantage

  • You should be prepared to dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week (6 hours in class + practical work on your own and/or with fellow students).

Personal characteristics:

Motivated and engaged, positive, focused on teamwork, takes responsibility for your own learning and career development and willing to work hard to reach your goals. 


How to apply

Application deadline WAS September 3rd 2018

Unfortunately the application process for the program 2018/2019 is over, but please get in touch if you wish to know more.

**Limited number of spots.  *Free of charge

If you have any questions - contact:

Linn Tomasdotter - questions about the recruitment process or the soft skill training. 
linn(at)weareinprogress.no Phone: (+47) 41 234 038
Thomas Dufourd - questions about the technical training, or details of the program.
thomas(at)weignite.tech