Design Systems Apprenticeship: UI DesignerJuly 14, 2018 at 3:05pm
GitHub has started an apprenticeship program called *Octoprenticeships*. Thes are six-month career development programs for people with non-traditional technical backgrounds from underrepresented groups in tech. Work on real projects with a GitHub Team, learn alongside a mentor in your field, and develop the skills you need to land your next dream job. The design systems team is looking for an apprentice UI Designer 🎉- apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/github/jobs/1244425
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We have offices in SF and Boulder; and coworking spaces in NYC, Atlanta, Portland, New Orleans, and Nashville. The states listed on this page should be okay for location too as that means we have GitHub employees there: https://github.com/about/careers/remote
Is there a deadline for the application?
We will keep the role open until we fill it, but we expect to keep it open until about mid-August
July 17, 2018 at 6:39am
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Hi Diana, how are you? I think I'm dealing with a bit of impostor syndrome here, even for an apprenticeship position, and would like to know more what background you're looking for. Thanks!
Hello, I will DM you!
Is there no way to accommodate me since I have the passion and Aldo willing to invest everything to scale through?
Hi, it's not entirely up to me. This is the first time we're doing apprenticeships across the organization. We want to make sure people have a great experience, and to do that successfully we feel we should start with folks located in areas where they can meet other staff. You can still apply as the people running the program may consider another location, but I do think it's unlikely this first time around. If this round goes well, hopefully we'll be able to scale the program to other locations in future.
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August 2, 2018 at 2:20pm
Hi Diana! Thanks for posting this - it looks like an amazing opportunity! I’d love to know more about it to determine if I would be a good fit. Where could I find out more information? Thanks!
The job description describes the role we're looking for. It has fairly minimum requirements so that we encourage more applications from a wider variety of experience. Let me know if you have a specific question that the job description and discussion in this channel doesn't answer!
Heads up we will be closing applications for this role, end of day tomorrow. If you were thinking about applying, please do now!