Bumble, the women-led tech company, has made plans to launch an inaugural technical training program to address inequity and provide access to women excluded from the STEM industry. The brand has partnered with CodeOp, an international tech school for women and people from marginalized genders, to create Bumble Tech Academy.
The program will launch in October and offer a small cohort of eight women a 6-month long fully paid training in Android mobile development and full-stack development. The course does not require the participants to have any prior technical experience or background, just a desire to learn and an interest in coding.
The opportunity is extended to all women, including nonbinary, trans and gender-nonconforming folks. Applicants must be over the age of 17 and should be eligible to work in the EU. At the end of the course, Bumble will offer participants full-time roles as junior software developers in the company. The inaugural Bumble Tech Academy will take place at the company’s Barcelona office and be conducted in English.