Twitter is now accepting applications for its Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program, which is aimed at bringing more diversity to its technical workforce.
Engineering lead Mike Montano and vice president of people experience and head of inclusion and diversity Dalana Brand said in a blog post that the company wants to bolster its tech team with people from nontraditional backgrounds (such as coding bootcamps, self-taught coders, veterans and caregivers returning to the workforce) and underrepresented groups (women, African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans).
The company will select 16 applicants, who will become full-time employees from the start, going through a one-year rotation program with full benefits before “graduating” and joining one of Twitter’s engineering teams in San Francisco, New York or Boulder, Colo.
Montano and Brand wrote, “We know that great talent exists outside of the traditional sourcing structures, and we need to do a better job of creating and fostering a sustainable pipeline of diverse talent. This is one step we’re taking to do our part.”