Application

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What is the eligibility criteria for this course?
  • Valid working permit in Austria
  • Need to be registered at AMS Wien or Niederösterreich
  • Intermediate English skills
  • High motivation to learn Software Development
  • Be available for 40h/week (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm) from 30th of September 2019 till 30th of June 2020
  • Be willing to work as a Junior Software Developer after the course ends
I completed the registration but didn’t receive a confirmation email. What should I do?

Sometimes it can take up to one hour to receive the confirmation email. Please also have a look in your spam folder. If you entered the correct email address, waited for one hour and still didn’t receive an email then please register again.

Why is this application process so long and divided into numerous phases?

We have designed a unique application process in order to choose the most skilled and committed participants for our next intake. In each phase, a different skill needed for the course is tested.

How is the application process structured and what will be tested?

We are looking for people who are highly motivated. The application process is divided into four phases. In each phase, a different skill needed for the course is assessed. These tests consist of a logical thinking part, English comprehension, motivation, teamwork etc.

After every phase, only a certain number of the most suitable applicants will continue to the next phase.

Do I need to fill out the “Resumé” section in the application system?

No, this is not necessary. This information is not taken into account in the selection process.

What is the next step after registering on your website?
In fact, registering on our website and filling in all the information (e.g. name, nationality, work permit confirmation, registration at AMS) is only Phase 1 of the entire application process. 
You will be contacted on the 10th of July to inform you whether you made it to Phase 2 or not.
I made it into Phase 2 - what do I have to do now?

Please, check the instructions in the e-mail that we sent you together with information about the steps to progress to Phase 2. All the tasks are included there and must be completed until 17th of July, 2019

I’ve made it into next Phase but can’t complete the tasks in the given time frame. Is it possible to finish the tasks later?

No, it is not possible. The deadline for completing each of the Phases is final and cannot be extended.

I’ve finished Phase 2, what shall I do next?

Now wait until the 22nd of July. All applicants will be notified and shortlisted candidates will be given access to continue to Phase 3.

I made it into Phase 3 - what do I have to do now?

Please, check the instructions in the e-mail that we sent you together with information about your progress to Phase 3. All the tasks are included there and must be completed until 5th of August.

I’ve finished Phase 3, what shall I do next?

Now you have to wait until the 12th of August. You will receive an email informing you whether you have made it through to Phase 4 (Assessment Phase) or not.

What is this Assessment Phase all about?

The Assessment Phase is a range of days between 26th of August and 6th of September, where you will be invited to an Assessment Day. It’s a day where we get to meet you and do an in-person evaluation. Details of this day will be shared with shortlisted candidates via an email before this event.

When will the Assessment Day take place?

Assessment Day will take place in Vienna. You will receive detailed information about the location together with your invitation.

I cannot come to the Assessment Day. Do I still have a chance to make it into the course?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. Assessment Day is a compulsory part of the admission process.

Why didn’t I make it to the next round?

We receive an overwhelming amount of applications but only have limited seats available. Since this is an extremely competitive process, a negative outcome of your application is not a reflection on your ability or qualifications to pursue a career as a programmer. We encourage you to re-apply to our program next year and/or pursue other opportunities.

Can I change my answers after I have submitted them once?

This is unfortunately not possible.

When will I know if I made it into the course?

After your participation in the Assessment Day will be evaluated. The final result of your application will be sent out on the 9th of September.

My AMS consultant does not know your program - what should I do?

We will provide you with all the information that you can bring to your AMS consultant in case you successfully qualify for the course. For now, please do not hesitate to apply on our website.

Course

What kind of course is this?

It is a coding and software development course. At the end, you will be able to work as a Junior Software Developer.

In which language will the course be taught?

Our course will be taught in English because it’s the main language software developers need in their daily life.

When will the course start?

The course will start on the 30th of September 2019.

When will the course end?

The course will end on the 30th of June 2020.

How much do I have to pay?

This course is free of charge.

Where will the course be held?

The course will be held in Vienna. If you apply for the course, you confirm that you will be available to attend this 40h/week course in Vienna from the end of September 2019 till the end of June 2020.

Will I immediately get a job after finishing the 9-month program?

By the end of the course, this program will fully equip you to be hired as a junior software developer. However, until the 30th of June, you should fully focus on learning programming. Afterwards we will assist you in finding the right employer. In our experience, graduates find a job within three months after successfully finishing the course.

Can I go to the university during the course or work?

This course requires an intensive 40h/week commitment. If you apply for the course, you confirm that you will be available to attend the course full-time.

Do I need a laptop?

You will need a laptop, but in case you do not have one, make sure to fill this in the Application form of Phase 1. Not having a laptop will not be an obstacle to take part in the course.

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