About Academy

According to industry statistics Finland currently has a shortage of about 10 000 people with the right IT-skills. The number is expected to reach 15 000 by the year 2020. Traditional education institutes have struggled to solve this widening skill gap and that is why we have started Academy, a school providing 12 week Accelerated Learning bootcamps. We are building the skills that the industry needs while boosting careers of truly ambitious people.

How our programs work

Accelerated Learning Programs have so far been a success in the US with many satisfied clients and participants. Based on the lessons learned from our US colleagues and workshops with some of the best teachers in Finland we’ve created a custom made curriculum tailored for the Finnish IT-industry. The education is conducted in bootcamp style during three intensive months on Academy Campus in Espoo. The participants are carefully chosen in a rigorous recruiting process, making sure they have the right abilities and motivation to go through this incredibly intense education. During three months the participants learn the basic technical skill set (depending on the program) to be able to start working right after the program ends. Besides the technical competence they also learn soft skills as project methods, presentation skills and agile methodologies.

After the program the participants have at least 500 hours of actual coding experience and are ready to take on the role as junior IT-consultants. Our appreciated ”try and hire” model gives our customers the opportunity to source future stars while maintaining full flexibility. 

So far we have focused our programs on IT and software development in particular. We do however firmly believe that the concept would be equally effective within other areas.

Please contact info@academy.fi if you have any questions.

Can I take the course in English?
Unfortunately the education is held in Finnish and you need to be able to communicate fluently in Finnish in order to be a potential candidate for the program. We are sorry for this restriction and hope to be able to do programs in English as well in the future!

the Road to academy

Follow the road to becoming an IT-consultant via Academy - step by step.
Logic test
Do you have the logic in your blood?
Numerical and verbal test
We measure your analytical skills and get to know a little bit about your personality
Send in your CV and Motivational letter
Match the profile we are looking for? Your motivation weighs heavily in this step!
Telephone interview
A check regarding practical details.
Motivational test
We are curious about what drives you and motivates you in your work.
in-person Interview and reference checks
You meet one of our Academy Recruiters.
You are admitted to Academy.