At TechSwitch, our mission is to provide people from all walks of life with the opportunity to become Software Developers, regardless of their background. And our Application Process has been designed with this in mind.
We place strong importance on diversity and recruit individuals based on their potential rather than solely on experience. Aptitude, Attitude and Motivation are the three key attributes that we look out for throughout the Application Process.
1. Application Form
In the initial application form, we ask you to include a Cover Letter in addition to a CV. The Cover Letter is a great opportunity for you to share a bit more about yourself, your background and most importantly, your motivation for retraining as a Software Developer.
It gives you the chance to also outline any steps that you may have taken in your coding journey so far, e.g. online courses, free tutorials, bootcamps, meetups, etc.
2. Online Tests
3. Interview Stage
The final stage of the application process is the interview session which is split into two parts. The first part will be a coding challenge with one of our trainers and they will help guide you through it. The second part is more of a general chat – we use a strength-based approach because rather than fixate on your career history, we want to gain an insight into what you enjoy (and don’t enjoy) doing. The interview stage is an opportunity for you to let your personality shine through so feel free to draw on experiences from all aspects of life. Be authentic, we want to get to know you and what makes you tick.