GET High Paying SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT JOBSGet sponsored to become a damn good software developer. Plus, get job assistance upon graduation.Learn More About NEXT Academy's Job Accelerator Program for Fresh Graduates
IN JUST 2 MONTHS
attend a free course to become a highly-demanded software developer.
You will learn best practices, how to successfully solve problems and develop soft skills to work together with others. We really want you to build cool apps after you graduate.
join the best companies immediately.
We want you to grow even after you have left NEXT Academy. We work with companies that have a good, fun environment for young talents like you to continuously learn and grow.
get high-paying jobs in the tech scene.
In 9 weeks, you will learn enough to get higher salaries. Also, we work with employers who are willing to pay top dollar for top talent.
Introducing NEXT Academy’s
JOB ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
The Job Accelerator Program (NEXTJAP) is an exclusive 9 weeks, full-time, in-person course designed for the top final-year students or recent fresh graduates to learn in depth web/mobile app development and get high paying jobs.
This initiative is under the NEXT Foundation where RM1million is allocated to help the underprivileged students to tap into the tech scene.
At the end of 9 weeks, we will either work with NEXT Academy or be employed by employers within our network!
NEXTJAP is currently fully funded by NEXT Academy’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to empower individuals and build Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem. Students pay nothing. Yeap! That’s right. Nada.
This opportunity is mainly for final-year students or recent graduates, majoring in Computer Science or Mathematics.
YOU’LL LEARN TO BUILD
Just some of the fully functioning apps you’ll build during the course:
Instagram is one of the unicorns of Silicon Valley and was acquired by Facebook for a whooping USD 1Billion back in 2012! Through building Instagram, you will discover how to build the user-friendly layout that millions loved and how to integrate with Firebase, Googles popular cloud and backend service.
APPLE MAPS APP
Apple Maps is the default map system of iOS, OS X, and watchOS. In this bootcamp you will learn to harness the incredible power of Apple Maps. Combined with the Foursquare API, learn to create your very own restaurant finder app.
BATTLESHIP, TETRIS & MINESWEEPER
Want to build the next flappy bird? Start by learning the fundamentals through building these classic games. By creating these apps, you will be creating the logic behind them; and not just that, you will also discover how to make use of your iOS mobile devices’ functionalities to create a great experience for the players.
TECHNOLOGIES YOU’LL LEARN
In-demand knowledge to land you a job as a world class junior ios developer
Apple’s relatively new programming language swift is both elegant and friendly to learn. Learning this new language will keep you in pace with the technology curve. Learn Swift alongside Objective-C. Our students are comfortable no matter what they’re coding when they leave.
Even with Apple’s swanky new language, you still need to learn Objective-C—from ABAddressBookBuffer to Zoomscale. But the real practical reason is because most companies out there still have their iOS code bases in Objective-C. If you want to have a wider option for employment, freelancing and even starting your own company, Objective-C will give you more options.
This is Apple’s software used to develop iOS and Mac OS X applications. As a budding craftsperson, understand all the nooks and crannies of Xcode, and bend it to your will.
Mastering debugging is both important to remove old bugs but also to learn things quicker. New language means new debugging issues. Learn to quickly squish bugs using Instruments and LLDB.
Building for iOS is more than just building for iPhones or iPads. Build apps that work on both! Learn how to combine layouts into one app—or split an app up for that extra special iPad experience.
Our students build apps that others can use! Submit an app to the app store by the end of the course. Get ready to show it off.
Designing for a screen with limited screen estate requires detailed thinking of what is important and what isn’t. A different form factor calls for different design fundamentals. Create apps that people want to use.
When building apps, many problems you’ll face would have been solved before. Build on the shoulders of giants. Learn how to integrate other’s code and say thanks with a pull request.
You got to be different. Never use a default interface. Turn a designer’s wildest dreams into something real.
Some of The Companies That Hire from Us
Here’s How the Programme Works
We will shortlist based on your answers and invite you for an interview. If you meet our criteria for application, there should not be anything you need to do to prepare for our interview.
The interview will consist of some verbal problem solving, coding challenges and soft-skills interview.
Step 2: LEARN
If you are shortlisted to attend our program, you are required to commit to the 9 weeks of in-person classes at NEXT Academy, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Malaysia.
During the program, you will learn all you need to succeed as a junior world class developer.
Classes are extremely hands-on and collaborative. There will be 10-20 students in your class.
The best time to attend the Job Acceleration Program is immediately after your university graduation.
Step 3: WORK
Towards the tail end of the programme, we would have some of the best employers lined up to evaluate you for a job.
We will prepare you to with sufficient technical skills and expectations to get a job at some of these employers.
Your job will be highly relevant to what you have learnt and your employers will expect you to be at the top of your game.
WHO CAN APPLY
- 18 years old and above
- Recently graduated or graduating soon
- Majored in Computer Science or Math or Computer/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
- Have a genuine interest to work as a software developer after the course
- Malaysian citizens or legal permanent residents only
- Household income less than RM6,000
Mar 13, 2016 – May 16, 2017
9:30am – 6:30pm, Mon – Fri
9 Weeks / 360 Hours of Classes
MYR 0* your program fee is paid for by NEXT Academy CSR budget
Language of Instruction
Full-Time In-Person Workshop
NEXT Academy @ Glomac Damansara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pre-Requisite & Requirements
Completion of 30 hours mandatory prepwork (supplied to you upon enrollment).
You should have your own laptop. (It’s ok if you don’t have a Mac)
Certified Software Developer (NEXT CSD)
Apply to NEXT Academy’s Job Accelerator Program
To join the program, first apply through the form below. We will notify you by 3 weeks before the intake through email whether you have been shortlisted for an interview or not.
Please prepare your university transcript as well as your parents’ last 2 years EPF statements.
It’s More Than Just The Technical Chops!
Meet Like Minded People
Learn to Work in a Tech Team
Grow with Our Alumni Network
Receive Graduate Opportunity Support
Any minimum CGPA requirements?
No. We don’t believe that CGPAs are the best way to evaluate students. There are many reasons why people don’t get good CGPAs. We are, however, highly selective of who we admit and sponsor for our Job Accelerator Program. Students who are best able to show that they are determined, hardworking and smart stand higher chances of being selected.
Can postgraduate students apply?
Can students studying foundation apply?
Yes. However, this program is meant for people looking for a job. If you do not intend to look for a job after the bootcamp, check out our other programs if you are interested to learn for other reasons.
I'm not a Computer Science or Math major can I apply?
Not at this point. But feel free to submit your application and explain why you believe you should be selected.
I don't know how to code, can I apply?
No. This program is meant for people who can already code. If you do not yet know how to code, feel free to explore joining our coding bootcamps.
Is there a bond to join the program?
There is a mandatory requirement for you to complete the entire 9 weeks program. There will be a bond with NEXT Academy for six (6) months as a software developer, or if there are no roles at NEXT Academy, you will be required to participate in our employer meetup sessions until you get a job. There will be no bond as soon as you get a job with another company.
I already have a degree and can get a job. Why should I join NEXT Academy's Job Accelerator Program?
The most practical answer is because you get jobs that pay you better. But the better reason, we hope, is that you are hungry to learn more and be more valuable to employers.
I see that the course is iOS app development, are there any other courses?
Our focus right now is on iOS application development. iOS developers do enjoy higher salaries because of the scarcity. We believe that it’s a great starting point for most developers. Ultimately, jumping between iOS, Android and web development is fairly simple.
Treat this as a solid starting point to excel further at your job.
We will introduce other courses in the future.
Will there be any allowance?
No. We would only sponsor you fully to join our exclusive program. You will be responsible for any other expenses, like food, transport and accommodation. It’s a relatively small amount to invest in yourself for a fully sponsored program. Afterall, it will help you get a higher salary immediately after attending our program.
Is housing provided?
Nope. But if you need recommendation on where you may be able to rent close by, let us know and we would be able to point you to places!
What if I drop out of the program half way? Do I have to pay anything back?
Yes. We may charge you a penalty for our cost and for denying other deserving people the opportunity to join our program. We treat this seriously.
Will there be other intakes beyond March 2016?
Yes. We are committed to running this program as long as we can. The program should run at least every quarter of the year. Please bookmark this page to check out the next intake of the bootcamp. Click here to sign up for our email updates if you want us to keep you informed of new intakes and updates for the program.
Do you help us find jobs?
We work closely with employers across Southeast Asia. So yes, that’s our KPI. It’s always tricky to spoon feed people the entire way. If you want to join this program, please make sure that you’re hungry and are willing to work hard to land a great job as well!
If I do not take up any job offers through NEXT Academy, are there any penalties?
No. But explore with us and tell us which companies you want to work for.
How much do these jobs pay?
Because we are not the employers, we can’t guarantee your salary. From our experience, you can expect anything from RM3000 to RM4500 as a fresh graduate of our Job Acceleration Program. These figures do not apply to our other courses.
Am I guaranteed a job?
Yes, only if you attend classes everyday and work hard as we help you.
What if I'm not looking for a job?
This program is meant for people looking for a job. Check out our other programs if you are interested to learn for other reasons.
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