Andela Technical Leadership Program Cohort 5: (Deadline 28 October 2021)

Andela Technical Leadership Program Cohort 5: (Deadline 28 October 2021)

Andela Technical Leadership Program Cohort 5: (Deadline 28 October 2021)

Do you want to accelerate your software engineering career?

Join the Andela movement to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Kigali and other cities across Africa.

The Andela Technical Leadership Program

The Andela Technical Leadership Program is now a 9 months career Accelerator program implemented by Andela in partnership with the Ministry of ICT. The program aims at empowering Rwandan nationals with the prerequisite software engineering skills to become world-class engineers. It also blends in soft skills training that is essential for professionals to thrive in any work environment, especially when working with a distributed team.

Software engineers who successfully complete the 9-month program will:

  • Gain the technical and professional skills demanded by the world marketplace.
  • Gain the technical JavaScript skills you need to start your career as a FullStack Junior Developer.
  • Get access to Andela’s pool of technical mentors.
  • Have the fastest track to your employment as a software engineer in the African Tech Ecosystem.

Through intensive learning, you’ll master the professional and technical skills you need to succeed as a software developer with the world’s top engineering teams.

We’ll do this in partnership, you bring a relentless desire to learn and level up and we’ll provide access to online resources, mentorship, and a community of passionate software developers to support you at every step of your journey.


Applicant should be:

  • Rwandan National
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to commit at least 6 hours to this program a day
  • Have basic skills in HTML, CSS & JS
  • Able to communicate in English


Stage 1: Online Application

Fill out the application form on this page. To prepare for the upcoming technical assessment you can go through the FreecodeCamp Curriculum and attempt at least one project in Responsive Web Design and JavaScript Algorithms & Data Structures certifications.

Stage 2: Selection Assessments

Once you submit your application, in preparation for the technical assessment, please attempt this Hackerrank sample test to get yourself familiar with the test platform. This is required to complete a technical assessment that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned.

English proficiency tests will also be administered to determine your level of grammar in the English language.

Stage 3: Interviews

Successful applicants who have passed both the Hackerrank and English written assessments will be interviewed to determine their technical strength, communication skills and English fluency.


Phase 1: Core Concepts 

Based on the results of the assessments, successful candidates will be invited to an 8-weeks bootcamp. This phase will help candidates understand their career goals while helping them build a solid foundation in web development and teamwork skills required to be successful in the project work phase. This will be achieved by independently building a capstone project with web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Phase 2: Team Project 

Successful candidates at the previous stage will advance to a 14-weeks active development phase, the following technical skills will be covered:


  • PostgreSQL- An open-source SQL Database.
  • Express JS – A fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node JS.
  • Node JS – An open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine.
  • Docker – An independent container platform that enables organizations to seamlessly build, run and share any application, anywhere.


  • React JS – An efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Phase 3: Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship phase of the program takes 14 weeks and the apprentices get to work on real-world products with active users and integrate into distributed teams with our partner companies. Partner companies are the companies with whom we agree to have our Apprentices work to get the requisite experience they need.

Apply today and see if you have what it takes! 

If you still have unanswered questions, please take a few minutes to read these  Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to

Program Schedule, Cohort 5

Application Deadline: October 28th, 2021

Technical Assessment: The Technical Assessment is a requirement for making it through our selection process. Please study and complete the first two sections of the  FreecodeCamp Curriculum before your test.

Assessments:  October 29th, 2021 – November 11th, 2021

Core Concepts: November 15th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2022

Team Project: January 24th, 2022 – May 6th, 2022

Apprenticeship: May 16th, 2022 – August 19th, 2022


Please take this schedule into consideration before applying. You are also required to;

  • Comply with the naming convention in the form of First Name and Last Name as requested in the application form.
  • Use the same name and email address to reapply if you have applied to Andela in the past.


Terms and Conditions

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