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The admission to Telerik Academy Alpha Java is now open for online application. The program is 6 months long and starts in November. Everyone can prepare for the exam by using our free materials or by taking similar courses with a focus on programming fundamentals.
Telerik Academy connects established software companies and rapidly developing startups with top tech talent that has graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha - our professional program training junior software engineers.
At 20, Kiril Peyanski graduated from Telerik Academy and started his first job as a programmer. He decided to spend enough time and choose the company that would best fit him. So, after several job interviews he finally picked Progress and is now part of the Kendo UI for React team.
George Mateev moved from his home town Pleven to Sofia in order to study “Computer Science” in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In his first year at the university, he joined Telerik Academy’s professional program for software engineers to combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice and landed his first job as a software developer even before graduating from the Academy.
While studying “Computer Science” at university, Victor Metodiev decided to join Telerik Academy. His aim was to broaden and build on top of his programming skills and to kick-start a career as a software engineer. His efforts paid off soon. Only a week after graduating from Telerik Academy, Viktor started working as a full-stack developer in the Bulgarian software company Grafixoft.
97% of the Telerik Academy Alpha graduates today live and work in Bulgaria. Nearly 70% start working in IT in less than 2 months from their studies’ end, followed soon after by the rest.
Telerik Academy is the place where you can launch an IT career in just 6 months, regardless of your background, education or age. And the technical trainers have a crucial role in this process. Meet them in the interview with economy.bg.
15 companies from our country participated in one of Europe's most significant events for the technology and digitization sector - Web Summit 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. At the event, Minister of Innovation and Growth Alexander Pulev met with entrepreneurs, some of whom were from Telerik Academy.
Telerik Academy reports 35% more applicants for their programs per year. The organization says that 93% of the students who completed their Alpha programs for IT career start were able to realize themselves in the IT sector within 6 months.
Motivated by the opportunity for better work-life balance, higher salaries, and attractive company culture, people of all ages and backgrounds are making a 180-degree career change to IT. Usually starting from scratch. Although such a career transformation seems risky, the following stories of 3 software engineers prove otherwise. All three of them are graduates of Telerik Academy Alpha.
Alexandra Mechkova, our CEO shares that the courses should not be seen as a substitute but rather as a supplement to university education: "While at university one can go deep into theory, we add practice, work in a real environment, direct connection with employers, development of key personal and communication skills. We are often the transition from formal education to business."