Become a developer2022-12-06T07:13:54+00:00

Become a

Developer

Receive a contract and get trained as a software developer.
Sounds amazing? That’s because it is!

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What?

Do you have a passion for programming and want to become a software developer? Yes? Then you will be happy to hear what we have to say! We are looking for motivated individuals who want to make a career switch towards software development.

Convince us of your motivation to get selected! Once selected, you will become employed as a software developer by one of our partnering employers. Your new career will start with an intensive training of 4 months, transforming you into a junior full stack software developer.

Send in your resume

Get selected

Sign a new contract

Get trained as software developer

Start working at your new employer

Is this for people like me?

For whom?

You don’t have to be a software developer yet, we will make one out of you. Dreaming of a career as a software developer? Then this might be something for you!

However, you have to be sure you want to make the career switch into software development and have taken some prior steps to prove this.

Do you have a passion for IT and especially programming, a good set of brains, the will to work hard, and are you eager to learn? Great, then Switchfully is exactly what you are looking for!

  • Bitten by the programming microbe.

  • Highly motivated.

  • Mature and professional.

  • Analytical and eager to learn .

What does the selection look like?
Send in your application

The selection procedure starts the moment you send in your application. To apply, you will have to send us your up-to-date resume and a motivation letter explaining why you want to become a professional software developer.

Analytical test

We will invite you to take an online analytical test. The test will measure your reasoning and learning ability. It will allow us to objectively evaluate your analytical skill-set since quick analytical reasoning is a requirement for our track. It could be that you received the tests in your spam mailbox, so make sure to check that as well.

Phone screening

During an (optional) short phone call, we will get to know each other for the first time. Here you have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might already have.

Face-to-face interview

During this conversation, we get to know you even better. Most of all we are interested in your story, your motivation and your passion and how these make you the ideal candidate.

Group assessment

Software development is a real team sport, therefore we are looking for real team players. During the group assessment, we will challenge you for half a day. Convince us by your added value in the group, not by rivalry.

Employer interview

Now that you have convinced us you want to become a software developer, it’s time to convince your future employer. During a face to face interview with the employer you’ve selected, you get a chance to ask them all of your questions and show them your ambition.

Sign your contract

The cherry on the cake and the start of your new career: your new contract. You’ll sign a permanent contract with your future employer.

So, I GET EMPLOYED?

Our partners

One of our partnering companies will become your new employer. When you apply you select the companies you would like to work for. During the selection process we will look for the right match between you and your future employer. When both parties are convinced of each other, the employer will offer you a contract.

But first, I get a training?

Training

Together with other equally motivated individuals, you will be trained into a junior full-stack software developer. The training lasts 4 months, and takes place right above Brussels Central Station.

Given by trainers, coaches, and experienced software developers, you will be taught the fundamentals of enterprise software development, combined with best practices in a hands-on approach.

Learn the Fundamentals of Programming

Develop and manage reliable Back-end Applications

Develop interactive and user-friendly Front-end Applications

Cultivate the mindset of – and become – a true craftsman

Java track overview
.Net track overview
Apply now!

Upcoming tracks

February class – Full stack Java
  • Start date: February 1

  • End date: May 31

  • Technology: Java, Angular, Hibernate, Spring
  • Employers: NN Insurance, ACSL, BNP, Smals, or SPF Economie/FOD Economie

February class – Full stack .Net
  • Start date: February 1

  • End date: May 31

  • Technology: C#, ASP.NET Core, Angular

  • Employers: Attentia, NVSM, PwC, more employers to come

Meet our alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have an education in informatics or computer science?2022-01-28T15:59:22+00:00

No, not at all. However, you have to be sure you want to make the career switch into software development and have taken some prior steps to prove this. We are thinking in the direction of online programming courses, an evening course, hobby projects, …

Where will the training take place?2022-01-28T16:07:17+00:00

Our training room is situated in BeCentral, a digital campus in the building of the central station of Brussels. When you arrive by train, it takes less than 2 minutes to get to your desk.

Where will I work after the training?2022-01-28T16:08:06+00:00

This depends on the employer you’ve selected.

Are there any language requirements?2022-01-28T16:09:45+00:00

Yes. Our training is taught in English, therefore a good understanding of English is a requirement to be eligible. Besides, you’ll need to meet the language requirements of the employer of your choice.  For some employers Dutch or French is required while others are looking for English speakers.

Do I get a wage during the training?2022-01-28T16:10:34+00:00

Yes. After being selected you’ll sign a permanent contract with your employer. The contract starts on day one of the training.

What if I decide to stop during the training?2022-01-28T16:11:14+00:00

Because your employer invests in this training and invests in you, a schooling clause will be part of your contract. You are expected to work for your employer after you’ve finished the training.

Can I select my future employer myself?2022-02-01T16:07:08+00:00

Yes, you can!  Once you’ve passed the first selection steps we will listen to your needs and explain all the details about the employers.  Next we will plan an interview with the employer you’ve selected. You will need to convince them why you want to work for them and contribute to their IT department. If the interview does not turn out as expected we can always check whether there is a match with one of the other employers.

Are there any covid measures?2022-02-01T16:08:31+00:00

During the Covid pandemic, we strictly follow the recommendations from the government.
What does this mean for you about the selection process and the reskilling track?

  • The selection process: To put your and our health first, we opt to let the interviews take place online. The group assessments will be physical if the circumstances are favorable and the measures allow it, If not it will also continue in an online format.
  • The reskilling track: This also depends on the circumstances, if the measures allow it, there will be a mix of physical and online training.

Do you need more info?

Kept scrolling, did you? Maybe you’re searching for some more information? If that’s the case, just get in touch. Reach out to us with any questions you might still have. We’re happy to reply!

hello@switchfully.com

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