This model is to outline the process as well as possible exit points
for apprentices at the Developer Factory. It is not necessarily a progression model but indicates possible scenarios.
  Personal traits
Apprentices – to make them more suited for the real world of business and enterprise.
- Openness and flexibility.
- Negotiation and mediation skills.
- Self motivated.
- Self confidence.
- Appreciation of different cultural contexts.
- Have a willingness to learn.
- Be eager.
- Be hard working.
- Be able to contribute to a team.

  Apprentices are carefully selected to be placed in the Developer Factory.
Apprentices enter the Developer Factory where they participate in real projects and are provided with on-the-job skills training and improvement in technical ability.

  An apprentice enters when another exits

- Tangible skills development.
- Improved CV.
- Practical experience and knowledge.
- Opportunity to work on projects with all
  relevant accountability.
- Meeting like-minded peers.
- Develop personal networks.
- A stipend.
Skills development
These are the skills required by corporate South Africa as identified by industry players:
- Ability to find and access information.
- Proficiency in the English language (effective communication is key).
- Written and oral communication skills.
- Having a knowledge of the industry landscape and understanding it.
- Good oral presentation skills.
- Ability to socialise and network.
- Technical ability.
- Ability to use new information.
  Apprentices exit the Developer Factory as employees.
  Sponsor/Client benefits
- Quality apprentices to select from.
- Psychometric assessment and analysis
  of apprentice.
- Career assessments of each apprentice.
- No legal obligation until offer of
  employment is accepted.
- Apprentices can work on projects for
  sponsors while in the factory.
If an apprentice is not selected for placement somewhere within the 6 month term at the Developer Factory, they are automatically referred to a recruitment specialist.