LaunchCode offers an alternative pathway to full-time tech employment. If you are an aspiring developer, LaunchCode can help you get to where you want to be.
Tell us your story and show us your skills through a brief online application (20-30 min) and series of coding puzzles (30-90 min). Read this guide that we have created to help you complete an awesome application.
Tell us more about your learning journey, and show us a project that displays your skills. If you're ready, we'll start matching you with employers, or give you tailored feedback about how to improve.
While you keep growing your skills, our placement team will start connecting you to interview for apprenticeships with the employers that are a fit for your skills and interests. Sometimes, employers even offer our candidates a full-time job on the spot.
Work on a team of experienced developers, and be paired with a mentor that invests in your growth, to learn on the job, and prove yourself. More than four out of five apprentices convert to permanent employment at their company in a median of 12 weeks.
You're in! After your apprenticeship, the sky's the limit to keep growing in your tech career. Candidates placed through LaunchCode apprenticeships earn promotions and grow professionally at a rate similar to peers with past experience and degrees.
Our educational resources, career coaching, and mentorship are completely free
begin their career without a degree in computer science
apprentices were converted to permanent employment after an average of 3 months
On average, LaunchCode placements double their previous salary
Padmini received a degree in technology in her native country India, but as a new mother she didn’t have a chance to practice her skills, so finding a technology job in the US proved challenging. Through LaunchCode’s CoderGirl meetup, she sharpened her skills, and landed an apprenticeship at MasterCard where she is now a full time software developer.View her story
Khalil was working in hotel management when he became fascinated with technology, and began teaching himself to code on his days off. After 6 months of intensive study, he applied to LaunchCode and got hired by a startup in Miami, where he creates custom software for law firms.View his story
Josh caught the programming bug after taking Harvard’s CS50x course, while working a job in sales. Using LaunchCode recommended resources and guidance, he was able to sharpen his front end web development skills and land an apprenticeship at BizLibrary, a leading provider of eLearning solutions. He now works as a fulltime developer at BizLibrary.View his story
It is free.
LaunchCode apprenticeships are located in our hub cities and the surrounding areas: St. Louis, South Florida, Kansas City, Rhode Island, Seattle, and Portland. In rare occasions we have placed people into apprenticeships outside of our hub cities.
No. Right now, we are only placing the candidates in the US.
No. We have seen that employers are unwilling to take on LaunchCode candidates who need a visa sponsorship, so we encourage candidates to try other methods of employment.
We have more than 500 company partners, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tech start-ups.