Apply for Sparkbox’s 2020 Full-Stack Developer Apprenticeship

08-01-19 Sparkbox

Is this six-month full-stack apprenticeship for you? Learn more and apply by October 1, 2019.

At Sparkbox, we value education. We offer paid apprenticeships because we love what we do, we want to share with new talent, and we genuinely care about the future of the web. Announcing the 2020 Full-Stack Developer Apprenticeship schedule:

  • October 1, 2019: Last day to apply
  • October 1, 2019: October 31, 2019: Interviews
  • November 1, 2019: Final candidates selected and notified
  • January 8, 2020–June 26, 2020: Full-stack apprenticeship in Dayton, Ohio

What You’ll Be Doing

In the first months of your apprenticeship, you’ll learn Sparkbox’s convictions on priority of content, value of design, semantic HTML, and mobile-first CSS. You’ll be exposed to our Github-centric project management, deployment processes, best practices for clean code and separation of concerns, and unit testing techniques.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be interacting as a full-fledged developer. With new confidence, you’ll have some work under your belt—and that’s when the real fun begins.

What We’re Looking for

Each year, we’re asked to describe what it takes to be a successful Sparkbox apprentice. Here are some core values we look for.


The folks who make it to the final round of our apprenticeship application process all have a tremendous hunger to learn, and they back it up with their own experimentation. To be successful in a career on the web, you have to be continually learning—you have to be hungry for knowledge.


In this role, you must be open to constructive criticism. We’re going to challenge you and your current understanding of the web. For six months, we’ll give you guidance to dive deep, and we expect you to be ready to soak it all in. In this apprenticeship, learning will be mutual—you’ll see that we learn as much from you as you do from us.

Diverse Perspective

The past few years have taught us that we can always do more to create an inclusive environment—both in our industry and on our team. Sparkbox has been working to build a team where we acknowledge our own faults, make all feel welcome, and humbly help each other grow. On our apprenticeship application, you’ll share how you can bring a diverse perspective to the apprenticeship.

Are You Ready?

We take this stuff seriously, and we ask that you do the same. If you feel like you’d be a great fit for our full-stack apprenticeship, we encourage you to apply. If ours isn’t the right fit for you, check out the many other great apprenticeships out there.

Grab all the details on the Sparkbox apprenticeship site and get your 2020 application in before October 1st!

Apply to the Sparkbox 2020 Full-Stack Apprenticeship