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Software Developer Apprenticeship



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · California, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Position Summary

The Application Developer Apprenticeship is an earn-and-learn opportunity within an organization geared toward building upon the foundations of a career in application / software development. While working and learning in this competency-based 12-month apprenticeship, you will spend four days per week in on-the-job training, and one day per week completing OpenClassrooms’ online application developer training path - all while earning an income! At the completion of your apprenticeship, you will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Completion of a Registered Apprenticeship Program.

The program is open to applicants from all walks of life. For example, you might be:

  • A recent high-school graduate looking to start a new career
  • Or a recent college graduate looking to gain professional experience to improve your tech and digital skills
  • Or even an experienced professional in a different field looking to switch careers

Please read on for detailed minimum qualifications.

Future-proof your career with OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms’ mission is to make education accessible to everyone. Through this apprenticeship opportunity with one of our employer partners, you can learn a new job while simultaneously receiving a unique 100% online training experience that combines 20% theory and 80% real-life projects, ensuring you are fully prepared for the job ahead. Joining OpenClassrooms means becoming part of a global community of over 12,000 active and motivated learners spread across 72 countries.

Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
  • Work with information technology personnel on a software project.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Apply algorithms and design patterns to solve problems in software development.
  • Design software applications.
  • Assess database performance.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve data processing issues.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Develop performance metrics related to information technology.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation.
  • Identify information technology project resource requirements.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen or have the right to work in the U.S.
  • Available to commit to a 2000-hour competency-based apprenticeship program (approximately 12 months)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (for non-native speakers a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical knowledge:
  • Fundamentals of computer literacy (high-school level)
  • Basic experience or knowledge in IT, including:
  • Basics of computer hardware
  • Basics of HTML/CSS
  • Fundamentals of Python (IDE, Git, ETL, OOP, MVC, basic algorithms)


We value your application and assure you that it will be given careful consideration based on the information you provide.

By submitting your application, you agree to provide accurate and up-to-date information. Our teams will review this information to determine your eligibility for one of our apprenticeships. Please note that the review of your application does not imply any guarantee of its validity or your enrollment in one of our apprenticeship programs. You must await our final confirmation. Any false declarations or failure to submit required documents may result in exclusion from the process, without compensation. OpenClassrooms reserves the right to take appropriate action to protect its rights.

We want to inform you that at the time of your application, there may not be any employers with open apprenticeship positions that match your profile. Submitting your application does not guarantee that you will be connected with one of our partner employers or be hired by any company. For this reason, OpenClassrooms cannot be held responsible for any resulting compensation or damages.

However, if you choose to be part of our talent marketplace and accept the associated terms and conditions, we will include your profile, which will enhance your visibility with our employers. These employers may contact you directly if you meet their requirements, but success is not guaranteed. When an employer expresses interest in your profile, they will coordinate with you to schedule an interview. If both parties agree that you’re a great fit for the role, the employer will notify us, and we will then reach out to us to initiate the enrollment process. Don’t worry, this process is straightforward and involves reviewing a few documents before activating your account on our learning platform.

Please be aware that you are applying for an apprenticeship training program with the opportunity to work alongside one of our employer partners. If hired as an apprentice, you will receive complimentary enrollment in OpenClassrooms' online training program and a salary (or hourly wages, as applicable) from the employer. We want to clarify that although OpenClassrooms offers other types of non-apprenticeship training programs for a fee, this application process does not involve any payment for training.

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!

OpenClassrooms will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. OpenClassrooms will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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