About Academy

According to industry statistics Sweden currently have a shortage of 30 000 people with the right IT-skills. A number that is expected to reach 60 000 by the year 2020. Traditional education institutes has struggled to solve this widening skills gap and that is why we have started Academy, a school providing Accelerated Learning Programs. We are building the skills that the industry needs while boosting careers of truly ambitious people.

How our programs work

Accelerated Learning Programs has so far been a success in the US with many satisfied clients and candidates. Based on the lessons learned from our US colleagues and workshops with some of the best teachers in Sweden we’ve created a custom made curriculum tailored for the Swedish IT-industry. The education is conducted in boot camp style during three intense months. The participants are carefully chosen in a rigorous recruiting process, making sure they have the right abilities and motivation to go through with this incredibly intense education. During three months the participants learn object orientation, C#, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, SQL and UX. Besides the technical competence they also learn soft skills as project methods, presentation skills and agile methodologies.

After the program the participants have at least 500 hours of actual coding experience and are ready to take on the role as junior IT-consultants. Our appreciated ”try and hire” model gives our customers the opportunity to source future stars while maintaining full flexibility. 

So far we have focused our programs on IT and software development in particular. We do however firmly believe that the concept would be equally effective within other areas.

Please contact info@academy.se if you have any questions.

Q: 
Can I take the test in English?
A: 
Yes you can take our tests in English, however, in order to attend our programs you need to master the language the program is conducted in.
Q: 
Can I take the course in English?
A: 
At the moment, none of our courses are in English. We do however have courses in English from time to time. Register for our newsletter to get the latest updates.

the Road to academy

Follow the road to becoming an IT-consultant via Academy - step by step.

1. Get accepted

Motivation is more important than previous experience when we decide who to accept into our programs. We are looking for candidates that are ambitious and has the ability to process large amounts of information in just 12 weeks. To assess this we kick off the application process with cognitive tests and interviews.

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Personality and cognitive tests
We measure if your personal qualities match the requirements for the role as well as your logical thinking. The tests run for about 30-40 minutes.
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Apply with CV and motivational letter
We require no previous experience, but your motivational letter is very important!
3
Telephone interview
We discuss practical details, your motivation to attend the program and to work in the field. Expect the call to take about 45 minutes.
4
Competence based interview and referenses
You'll meet with one of our recruiters and talk more about your driving factors and motivation.
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Congratulations!
You've secured a spot at Academy!
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The journey to a new career begins!
Welcome to our kick-off event!
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Personlighet-och logiskt problemlösningstest
Vi mäter om dina personliga egenskaper matchar med rollen samt din logiska förmåga. Testerna tar ca 30-40 minuter.
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SKICKA IN CV OCH MOTIVATIONSBREV
Vi lägger ingen vikt vid vad du gjort tidigare men din motivering väger tungt!
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TELEFONINTERVJU
Vi stämmer av med dig kring praktiska detaljer, din motivation för programmet och efterföljande yrkesroll. Räkna med att telefonavstämningen tar ca 45 minuter.
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Kompetensbaserad intervju och referenstagning
Du träffar en av våra rekryterare och pratar mer om vad som driver dig och din motivation.
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Grattis!
Du har säkrat en plats på Academy!
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Nu startar resan mot din nya karriär!
Välkommen på uppstartskväll!

2. Intensive learning period

Our programs differ from traditional education. At Academy, we focus on practical learning with constant feedback and dialog to ensure that your learning curve is as steep as possible.

And it works, thanks to our education method Accelerated Learning. We always base our education in real tasks and projects that are relevant for your future role.

At Academy we are positive that efficient learning requires interaction and co-operation with others. You will learn faster by working with practical tasks, but also by constantly analyzing and reflecting on what your learn, and put it in context.

During the education period we are mutually responsible for maximizing your development in preparation for your new consultant role. For example, our Program Managers will coach you in 1-to-1 sessions, make sure to provide you with interview coaching and help you build your consultant CV.

At Academy we do everything in our power to prepare you for your first consulting position and make sure that you develop quickly in your role.

3. Employment as a consultant

After graduating you are employed full-time as a consultant with Academic Work. Regardless of which role you start in, your new career has only just started. Our consultants often have unique cross-functional expertise and experience that can lead to even more exciting roles in the future.

Assignments at startups and large enterprises

Academic Work has clients in all verticals, extending between the smallest businesses to huge service and consultancy companies. Today, Academy has consultants at more than 350 clients, and the number is constantly increasing.

After a year as a consultant with the same assignment, the client has the option to recruit you over to them.

Endless possibilities

Most of our consultants that graduate from IT programs start working in programming assignments, but as an IT-consultant, you can also work as a BI-specialist, technical project manager, web developer etc.

Vad händer efter examen;

Efter examen blir du tillsvidareanställd som IT-konsult med uppdrag via Academic Work. De flesta av våra konsulter går in i programmeringsroller men som IT-konsult kan du även jobba som applikationskonsult, BI-specialist, teknisk projektledare, webbutvecklare, kravanalytiker osv. Se nedan…

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Academic Work har kunder representerade i samtliga branscher och sträcker sig från allt från små startups till produkt/tjänstebolag till stora konsultbolag. I dagsläget har Academy ca 150+ inhyrande kunder och kundstocken växer stadigt. Under första året jobbar du antingen som konsult hos ett och samma företag alternativt på olika konsultuppdrag, det har du till viss utsträckning möjlighet att påverka själv. Efter ca 12 månader har inhyrande företag möjlighet att överrekrytera konsulter från Academy kostnadsfritt och det sker i de flesta av fallen, då är även utbildningsskulden avskriven. Alternativt jobbar du på flera olika konsultuppdrag och då är utbildningsskulden istället avskriven efter ca 24 månader.

Any other questions?

1
Logic test
Do you have the logic in your blood?
2
Numerical and verbal test
We measure your analytical skills and get to know a little bit about your personality
3
Send in your CV and Motivational letter
Match the profile we are looking for? Your motivation weighs heavily in this step!
4
Telephone interview
A check regarding practical details.
5
Motivational test
We are curious about what drives you and motivates you in your work.
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in-person Interview and reference checks
You meet one of our Academy Recruiters.
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congratulations!
You are admitted to Academy.