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The AppFactory – or Apprenticeship Factory – for developers is 4Afrika’s employability and capacity building programme. It develops the digital skills, coding capabilities and workplace readiness of young graduates. Apprentice developers spend up to six months working with senior software technicians and develop essential workplace skills and the ability to design and implement modern software solutions.

After graduating from the programme, apprentices have priority access to jobs through the Microsoft Partner Network.

There are currently 19 AppFactory academies in operation in countries across Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Mauritius, Malawi, Botswana, Ethiopia and Pakistan. In 2017, 500 apprentices graduated from the AppFactories, with 85% of them securing full-time employment within three months of graduating.

AppFactory PROGRAM

Countries where AppFactory programs are currently happening; for countries not listed, please check this page for updates.

Country Contact
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines website

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South Africa


Key information about the AppFactory program; if you notice anything different from the details below please reach out to us immediately via contact us

Fees involved The AppFactory program is an Apprenticeship program. No fees are applicable.
Eligibility You don’t need a lot of experience to be eligible. The AppFactory program provides you with the required digital skillsets to be readily employable.
Regularity The AppFactory program has been designed to run per cycle of 6 months – However this may differ depending on the AppFactory hosting partner.
Any scholarship involved The AppFactory program is free of charge for Apprentices that have been selected.
Mode of application You can respond to the call for application when it is published by the respective AppFactory.
Duration of the course The AppFactory Program should run per cycle of 6 months – However this may differ depending on the AppFactory hosting partner.

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