by Nortal HQ, February 26, 2015
For the 10th year in a row, a 4-month-long Nortal Summer University training program for IT students is open for applications. The program is called “Programmers’ Special” and is dedicated to all those capable of and interested in software development.
Everyone interested in participating is welcome to join the program either in Estonia or Lithuania. After the first week of introductory training in Estonia, all students move on to work in real projects for real customers in their home country (either Estonia or Lithuania).
Registration deadline is March 21. To submit their entry the applicants must sign up and give their name, country of residence, name of the university they are currently studying at and a few additional contact details. Please note that all applicants must be fluent in the local language of the country they are applying at.
All applicants will receive the first test assignment via e-mail by March 23. Solving the first test assignment will reveal the key to the second one. The first test assignment should be solvable within an hour but the test link will be active and open for 24 hours. The solution to the second test assignment must be submitted no later than March 29. Along with the solution, all applicants are also expected to submit their CV and letter of motivation.
All candidates will be contacted by April 17 and Nortal will conduct the interviews within the period of April 18 – May 7. By May 8, Nortal Summer University 2015 participants will be announced.
The Summer University program will begin approximately one month after the participants have been selected. The first training week will be held in Estonia. Transport to the training location and accommodation during the training week will be organised and paid by Nortal. After a week of introductory training and overview of the methods and tools, all students move on to work in real projects for real customers with the support of the team and their very own tutor.
Nortal Summer University dates back to 2005. when the program was initiated in Tartu. The number of applicants has grown significantly and every year. In 2014, 275 students applied for Nortal Summer University and 16 were accepted. In 2013, 254 students applied and 22 were accepted.