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November 29, 2022 - 5

Applying to Ironhack? Here's What to Expect

Check out this helpful breakdown of Ironhack’s application process

Juliette Carreiro - Tech Writer

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We’re so happy you’re considering applying to Ironhack! We know the decision to redirect your career was a tough one and you’re ready for the next step. This article will serve to breakdown the application process at Ironhack, detail the decisions you have to make before you submit your application, and answer any burning questions you may have. 

Why Ironhack? 

Choosing to pursue a career in tech is a big decision. And we want you to know we’re here to help you solidify your decision and give you the best possible start to your tech career. We offer full-time, part-time, in-person and remote tech bootcamps in the following areas: web development, UX/UI design, data analytics, and cybersecurity. 

Here’s why Ironhack is right for you: 

  • Wide range of financial solutions: every one of our students has a different background and comes from different circumstances; we celebrate and appreciate this. We also have specific financing options per location and flexible payment plans. 

  • Diverse community: with more than 10,000 graduates and professionals across the world, both our courses and students themselves are diverse. 

  • Career support: we know you are interested in Ironhack to further your career; we provide our students with extensive career and professional support to help you send your career in the right direction. 

  • Flexible learning processes: Are you interested in an Ironhack bootcamp but can’t commit to 9 weeks? Or would love to take an intense course but there’s no campus near you? Ironhack offers part-time and remote learning opportunities for those that can’t come to our campuses every day. 

  • Wide ranging alumni network: 10 campuses in nine countries means that our alumni span the world. No matter where you or what you’re interested in pursuing professionally, we’re sure we have alumni ready to help. 

Applying to Ironhack

Alright, we’ve convinced you! It’s time to apply. Here’s what to expect: 

Step 1: 

Online application: this written application form is simple! We want to know what program you’re interested in, why, your background and preferred learning method. Don’t worry - this simple, straightforward application is just to help us get to know you better. 

Step 2: 

Personal interview: once our admissions team has received your application, they’ll reach out to schedule an interview. In this interview, we’ll try to evaluate your circumstances, understand your motivations, and focus on your career path and goals. 

Step 3: 

Online test: we know the word test can be scary, but this isn’t! It’s a one hour logic test that we use to test your analytical skills. There’s nothing to worry about here - no previous tech knowledge is required. 

After your test is submitted, we’ll be in touch with our final decision. Then it’s time to become an official Ironhacker! 

Which bootcamp should you apply for?

One aspect that contributes to the diversity of Ironhackers is our range of enrollment options; we offer remote, in-person, part-time and full-time courses.

Remote or in-person?

Interested in kickstarting your tech career but can’t head to campus? We offer remote programs across our campuses in a variety of languages to make our programs accessible. And the best part? You’ll still have access to our campuses, high-quality teaching staff and Ironhacker events. For those that are looking to study in-person, check out one of our 10 campuses across three continents. 

Part or full-time? 

Here’s a quick breakdown of our part and full-time programs:

  • Part-time: we designed the 24 week, part-time program for those looking to simultaneously work and study. Held two nights a week and on Saturdays, this program is still intensive; plan to dedicate 10 to 15 hours a week to studying outside of class. 

  • Full-time: expect to spend the majority of your time studying during this 9 week bootcamp. Classes are held Monday-Friday from 9am to 6pm and lots of additional work is needed at night and on the weekends. It is not possible to work and complete the bootcamp at the same time.

Ironhack Bootcamp FAQs

We know you probably still have some questions. Lucky for you, we have the answers: 

  1. Why do I have to apply? Can't I just buy a course?

We want to make sure our students are both capable of graduating from our bootcamps and have a clear reason for taking one. The application process also makes sure you're enrolling in the right bootcamp for you.

2. What is the aptitude test for?

Our courses are beginner friendly but that doesn't mean they're super easy! An aptitude test measures your basic logic and language skills. Acing it will give you the confidence to dive into your bootcamp knowing that you CAN do this!

3. How exactly do you help me get a job?

Our curriculum is designed around the skills hiring managers are looking for and our Career Services is designed to train you for the job hunt. We also have local, regional, and global hiring partners to match you with, using matchmaking to make sure you're paired with roles you'll actually enjoy.

4. I already work in tech: is Ironhack for me?

Yes, our bootcamps can help you upskill or reskill to land the role you want (if you're a Senior Developer, our beginner-friendly bootcamp might be a little boring for you!). It can also help you become better at your current role (eg, a Developer learning more about UX Design to better understand how to work with designers).

5. How much does an Ironhack bootcamp cost?

That depends on which Financial Option you choose. We can help you find an option that makes paying easier and can even help you find a full or partial scholarship. 

Okay, we think we covered it all. Are you ready to take the next step in your professional growth and become a tech expert? Submit your application today and start learning! 

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