Our engineering apprenticeship is a full-time, 4-month program beginning in July 2019. We’ll provide on-the-job training, salary, and a clear path towards full-time employment.
One of Nava’s values is “inclusion is essential.” In order for us to build digital services that are simple, effective, and accessible to everyone in the U.S., our teams must reflect the diverse communities we serve.
It’s no secret that opportunities for software engineers are not equal and often rely on networking and privilege. On top of this, current hiring mechanisms in government make it difficult to recruit and retain technologists, particularly those just starting their careers. The result is an industry that repeatedly closes doors to people who want in — people with diverse viewpoints and life experiences who care deeply about making government work for everyone. Many organizations, ourselves included, have struggled to hire diverse teams that reflect company values.
For Nava, a public benefit corporation building technology that serves millions of Americans, inclusion cannot be elective and we plan on holding ourselves accountable for practicing it. We’re looking forward to sharing the successes and lessons learned from our first cohort and hope to learn from others who have started similar programs.
Please check out our careers page if you are interested in applying — applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and close May 31st, 2019 — or reach out in the comments if you have personal experiences to share about apprenticeship programs!