Here’s what you need to know to participate in the 2017 Sparkbox Apprenticeship:
- October 31, 2016 - Last Day to Apply
- Early November, 2016 - Interviews
- Mid November, 2016 - You’ll Know The Results
- January Through June, 2017 - Apprentice All The Things
What We’re Looking For
Each year, we receive questions about the kind of person who makes a great apprentice. We want to be clear about what we are looking for, so please continue reading how we will make decisions for the 2017 apprenticeship.
Through quite a bit of introspection and a lot of reading, the past few years have taught us that we can always do more to create an inclusive environment—both in our industry and in our team. Sparkbox has been evolving our benefits, such as adding options to better support working moms and dads, and we’ve been working to build a team where we acknowledge our own faults, make all feel welcome, and humbly help each other grow.
One way we can grow is by including more teammates who challenge our worldviews and ways of thinking. To this end, on our 2017 apprenticeship application, we’ve given you the opportunity to share how you will bring a diverse perspective to the apprenticeship. This will be a key consideration in our review process.
We received around 70 applications for the 2016 apprenticeship. The folks who made it to the final round all had a tremendous hunger to learn, and they backed it up with their own experimentation. To be successful in a career doing web stuff, you have to be continually learning—you have to be hungry for knowledge.
Having a strong desire for knowledge is one thing—being willing to hear authentic, constructive criticism (and do something about it) is another. This is a learning role. You have to be willing to check your ego at the door and do what it takes to improve. This is a characteristic we expect of all Sparkboxers, and if you make it into the apprenticeship, you’ll see that we learn as much from you as you do from us.
Are You Ready?
We take this stuff seriously and we ask that you do the same. Take a hard look at yourself and determine if you are a good fit. There are many great apprenticeships out there, even if this one is not for you.
Grab all the details on our apprenticeship site, and get your 2017 application in right quick—even if you’ve applied before.