In our Inclusion & Diversity quarterly report, we announced that we were looking to generate a stronger pipeline for diverse talent. As we look to make our company reflect the diverse voices that come to Twitter every day, we are excited to announce the launch of the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program.
Through this program, we hope to grow our technical workforce of next-generation leaders from nontraditional backgrounds (coding bootcamps, self-taught coders, veterans, caregivers returning to the workforce, etc.) and those underrepresented in tech (women, black, Latinx, Native American). Through our new apprenticeship program, participants will go through a one-year rotation program with full-time employment benefits. Upon completion of the program, they will graduate and join one of our engineering teams.
We are working to significantly grow our company and our technical workforce in the next year. This program will help us bring up-and-coming talent into our engineering and data science teams across our San Francisco, Boulder, and New York offices.
We know that great talent exists outside the traditional sourcing structures, and we need to do a better job of creating and fostering a sustainable pipeline of diverse talent. This is one step we’re taking to do our part.
Do you see yourself in this program? Come help us build the best Twitter for people around the world. Over the course of 12 months, you’ll participate in a rotation program within Twitter Engineering, helping build Twitter for Android, iOS, or web, working on our backend systems, or on our Data Science team. The program is designed for applicants with at least two years of any work experience and will provide hands-on experience, while pairing applicants with dedicated coaches and mentors to set you up for a successful career in engineering.
Applications are now open, and will close on July 31, 2019. You can apply here. We can’t wait to have you join the flock!