People are the most important asset for tech companies and with the IT sector thriving in Bulgaria and beyond, the demand for well-rounded specialists is booming.
According to the latest BASSCOM annual study of the Bulgarian software industry, the number of employees in it has increased with 15% compared to last year. This makes for a staggering 3,563 new jobs in the hottest sector in the country. At the same time, just 12,9% of all students are pursuing STEАM degrees.
Does this mean the gap between companies’ needs and professionals available on the market will keep widening even further? It doesn’t have to.
Master junior talent
Some of the leading tech companies are already partnering with Telerik Academy to find and attract the talent that will help them power and grow their businesses. They invest in Master Junior Developers who can easily integrate within their teams and start contributing to the company’s success faster than other junior specialists. In addition, a recent study shows that 70% of Telerik Academy graduates move on to the next level within their first year on the job.
Vigorous partner network
More than 40 companies are now part of our ever-growing and dynamic network. The companies that have most recently joined the ranks are Rhythm Engineering Demax, Dais Software, Nemetschek, GVC Group and TransportSoft. Also, among our partners who are actively looking to expand their workforce with top IT talent coming from Telerik Academy are Tick42, Synchronoss, Experian and Gtmhub.
In addition, to the access to top talent to hire, our partners also use Telerik Academy’s services and channels to build and present their employer brands to a highly curated pool of candidates as well as to the Telerik Academy 115,000-strong community.
Here’s how your company can become part of Telerik Academy’s partner network.
Alexander Georgiev is a passionate gamer who used to work in the gaming industry, coaching others and commenting on tournaments. At the age of 23 and with no previous programming experience, Alexander joined Telerik Academy Alpha in order to pursue a new career - this time in IT. Just a month after successfully completing the program, he joined Experian as a Junior Software Developer.Read the story
Telerik Academy Alpha is an-depth practical training for a successful career start in IT. Our number one goal with every Alpha program and cohort is to prepare our students to land their first jobs in IT and help leading tech companies grow and scale by sourcing master junior talent.Read the story
An alumnus of the Harvard University and the German Film Academy in Berlin, Ivan Ivanov had a film directing career. When he decided to come back to Bulgaria, however, he realized he needed to pursue a more steady occupation. With previous experience in tech but no real-world programming skills, Ivan joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.Read the story