Inside This Article

So you want to land a job after coding bootcamp? The statistics are on your side – 73% of bootcampers report being employed as developers after graduation. But did you know that many coding bootcamps go one step further and offer a job guarantee? We’ve put together a list of in-person and online coding bootcamps in the USA and around the world which offer guaranteed job placement. And don’t get caught off guard by the details – we’ve also included specifics about job guarantee tuition refunds, conditions, and tips to help you work out if a job guarantee coding bootcamp is right for you.

What is a coding bootcamp job guarantee?

A number of coding bootcamps offer a full or partial tuition refund if you are not able to find a job within a set amount of time after you graduate. But be aware that job guarantees usually have extensive conditions, including a minimum number of job applications per week, and no turned down job offers – make sure you read all the terms and conditions!

Some coding bootcamps offer guaranteed employment or apprenticeships with their parent company, and other bootcamps don’t get paid until the student finds a job.
 

Why choose a coding bootcamp with guaranteed job placement?

There are a number of reasons to choose a coding bootcamp which offers a job guarantee:

What to watch out for when you see a “job guarantee”

  1. Is the school guaranteeing you a job or a job offer?
  2. Do you understand all of the graduation requirements (ie. final exams, project work, time commitment)?
  3. Are you able to repeat a section of the course or even the entire course?
  4. Are job search requirements clear? (ie. networking, proof of minimum # applications, time limit, reporting back to the bootcamp careers team)
  5. Does the school count contract, part-time, non-developer, non-technical, or the school’s own job offers as “offers?” Can those void the guarantee?
  6. Are you being guaranteed a full or partial refund?
  7. Are there any prerequisites to be eligible for the job guarantee? (ie. city you live in, English skills, college degree, age etc)
     

Which coding bootcamps have a job guarantee?

Online bootcamps face less regulation than in-person campuses, so you should expect to see more guarantees from online schools. Online bootcamps with job guarantees include Bloc, Flatiron School, and Thinkful. Since 2012, regulations have pressured in-person coding bootcamps against offering job guarantees, but a few – including Flatiron School, Awesome Inc U, Byte Academy, and Codeup – still offer your money back. Check out the comprehensive list of coding bootcamp job guarantees below:

 

In-Person Bootcamps With Job Guarantees

Academic Work Academy
12 weeks | Free | Full Time | Stockholm, Sweden

Academy Work Academy (taught in Swedish) is training students to go directly into a job.

Job guarantee:

Alliance for Digital Employability
14 weeks | €1000 | Full Time | Athens, Greece

Alliance for Digital Employability is aiming to reduce unemployment in Greece by re-skilling candidates and placing them in jobs.

Job Guarantee:

Awesome Inc U
12 weeks | $11,500 | Full Time | Lexington, Kentucky
Awesome Inc U is a full-time web development bootcamp aimed at preparing beginners to interview with the school’s employer partners by the end of the program.

Job guarantee:

Byte Academy
12 weeks | $14,950 | Full Time | New York City, NY; Bangalore, India

Byte Academy teaches full stack Python with a focus on industry-specific technology skills.

Job guarantee:

Guarantee Conditions:

Codaisseur
8 weeks | €800 | Full Time | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Codaisseur is a web development academy taught in English to prepare students for an international coding environment. The admission fee is low because the companies which hire students pay the remainder.

Job guarantee:

Codeup
16 weeks | $17,500 | Full Time | San Antonio, TX
Codeup’s full-stack program is a career accelerator to turn non-techies into entry-level software developers.

Job Guarantee:

DecodeMTL
8 weeks | CAD$7,995 | Full Time | Montreal, Canada
DecodeMTL offers a full-stack JavaScript bootcamp with small class sizes.

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee terms:

Hacktiv8
12 weeks | Rp 5,000,000 | Full Time | Jakarta, Indonesia
Hacktiv8’s web developer bootcamp teaches full stack JavaScript in Indonesian.

Job Guarantee:

Flatiron School
12-15 weeks | $15,000 | Full Time | New York, NY
Flatiron’s in-person programs, the iOS Developer Program, and the Software Engineering Immersive, both offer job guarantees. Flatiron has released jobs reports showing statistics about the sorts of jobs their grads are getting.

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee terms:

Revature
12 weeks | Free | Full Time | Reston, VA; Scottsdale, AZ; New York, NY
Revature is a talent technology company providing talent for corporate and government partners.

Job Guarantee:

Ubiqum Code Academy

5 months | €7000 | Full Time | Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany
Ubiqum Code Academy offers full stack web development bootcamps for total beginners.

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee conditions:

 

Online Bootcamps with Job Guarantees:

Bloc
9 - 18 months| $19,500 | Flexible | Online
6 - 12 months | $8800 | Flexible | Online

Bloc’s offers a 6 to 12-month Web Developer Track and a 9 to 18-month Software Developer

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee Conditions:

CareerFoundry
6 months | $4000 | Flexible/Part Time | Online
CareerFoundry is an online mentored coding bootcamp with courses in

Job guarantee:

Guarantee Conditions:

 

Flatiron School
4-10 months | $1500/mo | Flexible | Online

Flatiron School’s Online Web Developer Program is a fully-mentored interactive online coding bootcamp with a money-back guarantee.

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee terms:

Lambda School
13 weeks | $10,000 | Full Time | Online
Lambda School offers immersive online bootcamps teaching full-stack JavaScript with live instructors, and pair programming.

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee Conditions:

Thinkful
4 months | $14,000 | Full Time | Online
6 months | $9000 | Flexible | Online

Thinkful’s Flexible or Full-Time Web Development Bootcamps teach students full-stack web development through 1-on-1 mentorship and a structured curriculum

Job Guarantee:

Guarantee Conditions:

Viking Code School
12 weeks | $12,800 or Deferred Tuition | Full Time & Part Time | Online
Viking Code School’s online program offers full time and part time programs for novice to intermediate developers in JavaScript or Ruby on Rails.

Job guarantee:

 

FURTHER READING

About The Author

Imogen crispe headshot

Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

related posts