Employer

Discover a new source for tech talent. Apprenticeships help you fill mission-critical tech vacancies now, while creating a long-term pipeline of diverse talent for the future.

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ARE YOU A JOB SEEKER LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER?

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER LOOKING TO HIRE AN APPRENTICE?

Job Seeker

No college? No tech experience? No problem. Discover if a rewarding tech career is right for you, without paying anything out of pocket.

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Employer

Discover a new source for tech talent. Apprenticeships help you fill mission-critical tech vacancies now, while creating a long-term pipeline of diverse talent for the future.

LEARN MORE

ARE YOU A JOB SEEKER LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER?

Job Seeker

No college? No tech experience? No problem. Discover if a rewarding tech career is right for you, without paying anything out of pocket.

LEARN MORE

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER LOOKING TO HIRE AN APPRENTICE?

How It Works

Apprenticeships are earn-and-learn programs registered by the Department of Labor, typically lasting 12 months.
Apprentices are full-time employees who complete structured training to build technical and professional skills on the job.

We open our doors to anyone interested in tech

We find lifelong learners with an affinity for tech. No prior IT experience or tech training is required.

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Our candidates follow a proven discovery process

Through a scientific assessment and our virtual foundational training program, we help candidates decide if a career in tech is the best path for them and support them to become job ready.

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We make the best match

Our talent solutions team supports job ready candidates to interview with Franklin Employers; about half are matched as apprentices while others find jobs independently.

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We support apprentices as they earn and learn

Our Professional Success Coaches guide apprentices and their employers through the structured, on the job training program.

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Apprentices become valued team members

Our apprentices add value from day one and become more productive every day as they earn qualifications which are registered with the Department of Labor.

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Apprenticeships in Action

CEO and Founder

Kim Nichols

Apprentices

Anthony and Yasmin

Employer

M&T Bank

“We’ve built this country on apprenticeships. Software, in particular, is just the 21st century’s building skill… Franklin Apprenticeships is teaching this craft much like the crafts that built lots of the infrastructure in this country."

Mike Wisler, Chief Information Officer

Employer

IBM

"Franklin is the Easy Button for apprenticeships!"

Shelly Meierarend​, IBM zSystems Client Skills Leader

Apprentice Graduate

New York

“My apprenticeship has given me an amazing amount of confidence in my skills and in myself."

River M., M&T Bank

Employer

FIS Global

"The IBM Z Apprenticeship program has exceeded our expectations.... Now everyone wants to have apprentices in their team."

Tom Kesselring, Senior Director, Leveraged Infrastructure WP - Mainframe Operations

Apprentice Graduate

Pennsylvania

“I’m now a valuable asset in the workforce… something I never thought I could be."

David C.

Employer

Black Knight, Inc.

“Franklin Apprenticeships has helped us find stellar candidates and build our tech team with apprentices from all different backgrounds.”

Angie Voght, HR Manager

Apprentice

Ohio

"I took software engineering in college, but the Mainframe is completely different from what I learned in school. My IBM Z Apprenticeship really was an incredible way to jumpstart my career."

Jack M., FIS Global

Apprentice Graduate

Tennessee

"So, you’re considering starting a Franklin Apprenticeship? Stop considering. Just do it"

Todd M.

Apprentice

Florida

"As a military spouse, my IBM Z Apprenticeship has been the greatest growth opportunity for my career thus far."

Yasmin L., Black Knight, Inc.

Apprentice

Virginia

"Just because someone doesn’t have the experience, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have the drive or the learning aptitude to pick up something new. My Franklin Apprenticeship changed my life."

Dahir J.

Build A More Diverse Tech Team

Instead of screening for a college degree or prior experience, Franklin finds candidates from any background with a passion for tech and a desire to succeed.

56%

Black, Indigenous and
People of Color

34%

Women

12%

Veterans

31

Average age

8%

disabled

10%

hispanic
latino

62%

NO Bachelor's
Degree

61%

previously
unemployed or
underemployed

News & Insights

Credit Suisse Celebrates IBM zSystems Apprenticeship Graduates

Credit Suisse Raleigh celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of IBM zSystems Apprentices in September 2022.

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022

This blog is a round-up of all the news and events the Franklin team is supporting as an official Department of Labor Apprenticeship Ambassador, as well as other big National Apprenticeship Week news. It will be updated as the week goes on with links to news articles and events.

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Franklin Apprenticeships is a women-owned business that helps employers fill tech vacancies with undiscovered, diverse talent. By removing the barriers of a college degree and prior experience, Franklin finds outstanding candidates with an aptitude for tech, helps them to become job-ready and matches them with employers.

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