Bumble Introduces Paid Six-Month Software Engineering Program for Women
While women have made strides in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in recent years, jobs within these fields remain overwhelmingly occupied by men. In the U.S., the percentage of women in computing actually decreased between 1990 and 2019. And in 70 STEM occupations, men outearn women in all but one.
Bumble, a rare women-led tech company, is launching an inaugural technical training program to help address this inequity and provide access to those typically excluded from the industry. We’ve partnered with CodeOp, an international tech school for women and folks from marginalized genders, to create the Bumble Tech Academy.
The program, launching in October, will offer a small cohort of eight women six months of paid, rigorous training in full-stack development and Android mobile development. No technical experience or background is needed, just an interest in coding and the desire to learn.
This opportunity is extended to all women, including trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming folks. Applicants must be over the age of 17 and eligible to work in the EU.
At the conclusion of the course, Bumble will offer participants full-time roles as junior software developers.
The inaugural Bumble Tech Academy will take place at the company’s Barcelona office, but will be conducted in English.
Learn more about the program here.