Fidenz Academy is a novel employee recruitment process with on the job training for fresh graduates or undergraduates. Individuals with a passion and skills for software development are selected, trained, and mentored by senior engineers on multiple technologies. The trainees practice the fundamentals of computer programming with real-world problems, and how to effectively work on commercial projects.
Back in 2011, Fidenz Academy wasn’t yet formed. We had invited undergraduates to train with us as an experiment. Such efforts were successful for both the trainees and Fidenz. Some of the trainees were permanently hired, and they are top senior engineers with us now.
Soon after the initial experiment, we were recruiting more and more trainees. This however, made the workload of the mentors cumbersome and overwhelming. Hence, such led us to formulate a set of tutorials for the trainees, followed by assessments. With such changes and modification Fidenz Academy was taking shape and form. Today, the academy follows a well structured and an improved set of tutorials and assignments. Further, we have increased space to accommodate around 20 persons to train with us simultaneously.
Who May Join Fidenz Academy?
All are welcomed to apply. Applicants are chosen strictly on merit.
Anyone may apply to join the academy. The applicants would complete an aptitude test to be chosen as trainees. We do not set criteria for selection, but assess individual’s interest and commitment for programming. We like if the participants have initiated developments on their own, may it be contributions to an open source project, or developing simple tools or utility to try out a programming language.
Trainees would gain two months of on the job training and experience at our office, Monday through Friday, 9 to 6 pm.
The aptitude test is a series of 100 challenges that qualify the applicants into the Academy.
Interviewing large numbers of candidates is difficult and time consuming. Thus, we have set up an online portal where candidates would complete a series of programming challenges to prove themselves.
Fidenz Academy training bridges the gap of an undergraduate or a fresh graduate with the industrial expectation of an employee. The training, on average, goes on for two months.
Senior and experienced developers would mentor trainees closely throughout the training period. We provide training material for each technology and allocate time for the trainees to learn by themselves. Provided training materials are verified and cover the fundamentals of learning. However, trainees may follow additional resources without limiting to the material we provide.
At the end of the allocated time to study (or earlier if individuals feel confident), we would assess the trainees with an assignment, to be completed as per standards set by Fidenz Academy. The trainees completing assignments successfully move on to the next level of training. The trainees who do not meet the basic discipline in coding will be dropped to provide the opportunity to another.
The above process continues for five different technologies. The trainees completing all successfully and satisfactorily will directly be employed by Fidenz Technologies or our associate companies.
Fidenz Academy Knowledge Base
The satisfactory completion of two months training is followed by employment at Fidenz Technologies.
Testimonials from Fidenz Academy Graduates
Tech Lead (2012 – 2018)
"Proud to mention, I am one of the first recruited through Fidenz Academy back in 2012. Now I am a tech lead and give leadership to my own team. An advantage I see at Fidenz is the ability to learn and master many relevant technologies, which I did in few years.
While giving technical leadership, I also assist in acquiring new technologies for the company. I enjoy collaborating on system designing and planning, code reviews, validating developments and performance improvements, and training new members at Fidenz.
Work experience at Fidenz is very much enjoyable to me. The good foundation I got through the academy, surely deserves an accreditation in this regard."
"I enrolled at the academy while completing my third year of BSc in information technology. With much aspiration but zero experience, I learned to develop mobile applications at Fidenz. I started with basics and fundamentals of Android, and later moved on to iOS. Today I am versed with both Android and iOS applications, and use advanced technologies.
I learnt how to successfully face and overcome challenges in commercial projects, while being a trainee at the academy. I encourage everyone else to experience this valuable opportunity."
Associate Software Engineer (2018 – Present)
Today I am working on a project with a Norwegian client on blockchain. I enjoy working here and am thankful for the training and guidance I receive at Fidenz. I know it will be useful for many years to come."
Associate Tech Lead
"I joined Fidenz Academy back in 2015 as a third year university student. This training helped me to transform myself from a student to an engineer, when I was hired to be part of Fidenz family.
Thereafter, I lead a team of mobile application developers while providing them with mentoring and guidance. Today I lead a team of four developers on a project on intelligent transport systems (ITS). I am given complete responsibility over the project, and tasked with project management, deliveries, customer relationship management and more.
The experience I gathered at the academy could not have been replicated at any school or university. The Fidenz Academy certainly gave me a kickstart for my career."
I was mentored by senior engineers, with structured guidelines and tight schedules. With progressession of my knowledge and understanding, I started working on commercial projects and developments. I never looked back since then.
By joining Fidenz Academy I’ve learned a lot, and importantly I got a hands on opportunity to learn concepts and fundamentals of technology. For someone determined to improve their knowledge in the industry, this is the best place. Over the years the academy had gotten better with automation, structuring, and exposure; comparing to 2016 when I was a trainee.