Q: Can I work part-time or is this only a full-time position?
This is a full-time opportunity.
Q: What happens after the Academy period?
There is a chance to continue your Futurice journey after the trainee period.
Q: Is this a paid internship?
Yes. We invest in your learning and you will get a fixed monthly compensation.
Q: Is there a remote work option?
Our office locations are Tampere, Helsinki, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart. We have a hybrid working mode depending on the team, so occasional work from home might be possible. We don’t offer relocation or remote work opportunities outside our offices.
Q: Is the homework assignment mandatory?
No. But we expect to see some of your past projects before the interview, so we want to give everyone a chance to demonstrate their skill set. We recommend doing the assignment if there is no other project available to share with us. We use your project(s) or assignment as part of the assessment process when we decide who we select for the interview round.
Q: Do I have to send a transcript of my studies? Is it mandatory?
A transcript is not mandatory. We give you the option to send a transcript of your studies if you feel that it gives relevant additional information about your skillset that you can’t otherwise provide. As we welcome people with different backgrounds to apply to our Academy program, consider your own situation. The minimum application document requirements are a CV, cover letter and project or homework assignment.
Q: What do you mean by “some experience”?
We hope you already had a chance to apply your software development or data specialist skills in some projects. It can be a school or a hobby project or maybe even some real project from your past internships.
Q: What is the time allocation between training and project work?
Most of the learning happens in projects. Of course, the situation is different between the projects, but we expect you to spend at least 30% of your time on various training activities during the Academy.
Q: What is the Homework assignment? How can I return it with my application?
If you don't have an existing project to share, don't worry. Below is an idea for a project that you can build to showcase your skills in your favorite tech stack:
A lot of modern development on web and mobile is built around using APIs to get, analyze and display data. GitHub's REST API offers a public interface to users, repositories and projects in GitHub. What we'd like you to do, is to build a small app that utilizes that API: it could be a portfolio-style web application to showcase user's or organization's repositories, a mobile app to follow open-source project's pull requests, or a machine learning service predicting the amount of contributions to a particular project, or even an interactive Power BI report with AI module and imaginative visualization. Surprise us with your creativity but keep in mind that you don’t need to create a full-blown service. Pick a few interesting features and focus on the quality of the solution. You shouldn't spend more than a few hours or evenings on this. Imagine you would need to continue developing and maintaining that application for a while and consider that other people might need to work with your code (including us as reviewers). Choice of technologies, architecture of your solution etc. is entirely up to you. Once you are ready, please provide the source code of the application and a short explanation, e.g. in a Github repository.