Remote, Remote, United Kingdom
£34,000- £39,000 per annum
thoughtbot is looking for an apprentice developer to join our Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team. Our apprenticeship is ideal for intermediate developers looking to build upon their already strong foundation.
We have worked with over 50 apprentices, most of whom have been promoted to the designer or developer role at thoughtbot. Many members of our leadership team started at thoughtbot as apprentices. The majority of people who join us as an apprentice are already working as a developer or designer.
As a thoughtbot apprentice, you will be paired with a thoughtbot mentor to set goals and grow your skills. You will build upon your existing experience as a developer and strengthen your consulting skills while working alongside your mentor. You will rotate mentors monthly and gain exposure to a variety of client projects. Additionally, you will work on special projects designed to give you additional time and training towards the goals you set with your mentor. This combination of rotations and individual projects enhances the learning process by exposing you to new client projects and new people, while also by allowing you to reapply what you've learned in a new context.
The apprenticeship is a full-time paid position. We expect apprentices to be promoted to the developer role after approximately 3 months.
Learn more about our apprenticeship in our Playbook: https://thoughtbot.com/playbook/our-company/apprenticeship
This a remote position available to anyone in the GMT through GMT +3 timezones.
As a Rails developer you might be familiar with us, as we're the creators of FactoryBot, Paperclip, Clearance and other popular Ruby gems. thoughtbot works with companies in every step of the process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them. We use emerging and effective technologies and methods on both internal and client projects. We believe there is always a better way to do our work, and we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.
Additionally, we maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. thoughtbot does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.
thoughtbot web developers are able to rapidly build high-quality Ruby on Rails applications, fully test-driven. Qualified apprentices will be able to get to that level in 3 short months, should have built and deployed at least one Rails app, and are able to work effectively in Rails, including performing TDD.
Very well-qualified candidates will also have experience with consulting, and have a proven track record of attracting potential customers.
Employees in the UK will receive company-matched pension contributions and private health insurance. For new parents we offer additional paid leave on top of your statutory rights. You can view all of our benefits at https://benefits.thoughtbot.com.
Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to develop excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week, consulting for clients four days/week. We also like to learn. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. We use the latest technologies and are always down to try new methods on both internal and client projects.
thoughtbot does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.
thoughtbot does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes not originating directly from a candidate and sent to thoughtbot or any thoughtbot's employees, including unsolicited resumes sent to a thoughtbot mailing address or email address, are rejected. thoughtbot will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. thoughtbot considers any candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume referred by the company free of any fees.