In collaboration with apprenticeship provider Multiverse, Student Beans is proud to welcome 16 brand-new engineering apprentices into the team.
This Monday marked the first day of work for 16 members of the Student Beans team. This was a very special moment for a number of reasons, not least because these are the first people to complete a brand-new engineering apprenticeship program at Student Beans.
To deliver this exciting new program, we have partnered with Multiverse – a tech startup with a mission to provide high-quality apprenticeship programs. Our 16 apprentices will have a diverse balance of work, training and community, and their presence will grow our existing engineering team by one-third.
With our purpose to empower students to thrive, Student Beans is thrilled to be launching this unique program – which will empower undiscovered talent without university degrees to take their first steps into the world of tech. “It’s a great opportunity to bring innovative, tech-savvy people into our business, enabling us to invest in their learning and development by facilitating their first step into the industry, says Jenny Crawford, our Chief People Officer.
The next 18 months will see each apprentice complete a Level 4 Qualification in Software Engineering, a Microsoft accredited certification, and Student Beans-specific engineering training. Working closely with a Student Beans engineer and one other apprentice, they will learn everything they need to kickstart their tech career.
“By taking on this cohort of software engineering apprentices, we hope to create a long legacy of talent that will also represent our commitment to diversity and equal opportunities”, Jenny added.
To bolster their learnings, our apprentices will receive one-to-one coaching from Multiverse, as well as mingling with the apprenticeship provider’s thriving community. As mentioned by Jeremy Duggan, the President at Multiverse, “Apprenticeships are the best way to attract talented people from diverse backgrounds – across every community, young people see them as a brilliant way to get trained, paid and launch a career.”
We’re so happy to have our first cohort of apprentices on board, and can’t wait to see them go from strength to strength. You can find out more about life at Student Beans here, and learn more about our social impact program here.