The core an apprenticeship is on the job experiences working full-time with a real software engineering team at The Trade Desk. You’ll start by tackling development tickets and finish with a capstone project.
You’ll work directly with a mentor at The Trade Desk who will serve as your week-to-week leader, coach, and manager throughout the apprenticeship. You’ll also check-in monthly with a Workback career success manager.
You’re not going through this alone. You’ll be part of a community of peers including current apprentices and alumni. You’ll also have the chance to network internally at The Trade Desk with UX, Product, and Business teams.
You’ll be assigned courses selected to accelerate your onboarding and round out your professional skills. Example topics include: Programmatic Advertising Industry Introduction, advanced Software Engineering, and Agile training.
This is a full-time commitment: 40-45 hours per week for the six-month program.
During the six-month Apprenticeship, you’ll be paid at a rate equivalent to $115,000 - $135,000 per year. During the apprenticeship period you’ll be a contractor with optional benefits available.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the company has the option to present you with a full-time offer to continue. You will transition to a full Employee with the company. Workback’s conversion rate from apprentice to full-time hires is 100% to date.
The Workback Video Interview is a simple screening interview. These interviews will be recorded, and may be shared with the host company during the application process. The interview will be a 10 minute video interview and cover mostly behavioral questions with maybe 1-2 basic technical questions. Please practice professional virtual/video interview habits – here’s a handy video interview guide to help you prepare.
The Finalist Interviews will be conducted by the host company and consist of 2 parts. One is a behavioral/cultural interview where you will be asked straightforward questions about your background and how you’ve approached previous challenges in your career – practice the STAR method to prepare for this interview. The other is a technical interview where you’ll be asked to walk through your approach to coding challenge on a virtual ‘whiteboard’ – refer to Cracking the Coding Interview to prepare for this interview.
The Trade Desk Apprenticeship is hybrid, including both remote and in-person experiences. Ideally, apprentices must be able to commute (or relocate) to one of the following cities 2-3 days per week: New York, Toronto, Boulder, Denver, Seattle/Bellevue, San Francisco, San Jose, Ventura, or Irvine. However, even if this is not a possibility, we encourage you to apply as there may be opportunities for a fully remote experience for the right candidate, and we may be able to match you to other companies. You must also be authorized to work in the USA or Canada to be eligible.