Fast-track your career with real-world work experience

Get matched with a fast-growing company to work on tangible tasks, get expert mentorship in return and gain experience you need to get hired on graduation. It's free, remote & flexible.

How It Works

  • 1

    Master the basics

    Master the basics from StudentBuild programs or partners in 3 months.

  • 2

    Start Apprenticeship

    Apply the knowledge on basic real-world tasks on a startup team in 3 months

  • 3

    Experience more

    Dive deeper by solving more challenging problems on a startup team in another 3 months. 

  • 4

    Apply for Jobs

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  • Fully Remote

    You can focus on your academics (or other things) and at the same time build a real-world industry experience on the side, from anywhere you are. 

  • FLEXTIME

    The time commitment is flexible but you must be able to commit up to 3 hours per day for 3 months. You might be required to be online at some times too.

  • UNPAID

    You won't be paid during the apprenticeship. It's a tremendous learning opportunity in which you get high-quality mentorship in return. 

  • Learning-Focused

    Every week, you will chronicle your experience and receive quality feedback from experienced professionals on how to improve your skills. 

  • Self-Sponsored

    You must provide your own laptop, workspace, and internet, as well as cover all social costs and fees. Think of it like you're taking an online course. 

  • Opportunities

    After completing two apprenticeships, we send you a badge to showcase on your LinkedIn profile and access to curated job opportunites.

What Our Students Say

  • "StudentBuild opened me up to a career-changing opportunity. In contrast to what is obtainable in the current job climate in Nigeria, the job found me and not the other way around. Being part of this network automatically puts you two steps ahead of your contemporaries. Why haven't you joined?!"

    Murewa Ademola-Idowu - Now a Business Partner Executive at Scalein
  • "It’s been all I expected — and more! It’s been an immersive experience with loads of learning and opportunities. The incubator has given me the chance to get hands-on with some of the things I know.
    The conversations with the mentors and guest lecturers are just top-notch. I would say joining the incubator is one of the best decisions I made during my final years in college."

    Ayobami Marcus - Now a Sales Analyst at Procter & Gamble
  • "When I got the link to join StudentBuild from a friend of mine, I filled it with the idea that I’ll get to meet new friends from different schools. Of course, I made friends along the way but asides from that, I was opened to a world of young brilliant minds. I was amazed that people my age had done and were doing great things already and just being in that environment stirred up something in me and I knew I could do great things, and today, I’m glad to say I inspire many and I’m really grateful to SB for so much growth I attained in one year."

    Anesi Igebu - now a Product Manager at Renmoney

StudentBuild Resident Mentors

Our amazing mentors provide very comprehensive answers to all questions asked by apprentices!

  • Olabinjoade
    OLABINJO ADENIRAN
    Growth Marketing

    'Binjo is a Growth Expert and Co-Founder at Future Africa.

  • Feyi olabiyi
    Feyi olabiyi
    Product management

    Feyi is a Senior Product Manager at Shopify

  • Mosopeadebowale
    MOSOPE ADEBOWALE
    UI & UX

    Mosope is a Product Designer at Facebook

  • Dareoduale
    Dare Oduale
    Project Management

    Dare is an Agile Consultant at Crestrad.

  • Elijah
    Elijah Shokenu
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Elijah is the Co-Founder/CEO at StuddentBuild Inc.

  • Opeyemifabiyi
    opeyemi fabiyi
    Data Analytics

    An ML Mentor at Udacity & Data Scientist at Cowrywise

  • Zubair
    Zubair Abubakar
    Software Development

    Zabair is the Head of Developer Community at Paga

Who Should Join?

African students of all levels from year-one undergrads to recent graduates (a-year old graduate) to post-graduate students who are launching careers in business, technology, or design.

  • For a Beginner: We will connect you with relevant learning resources to learn the basics.
  • Do you have a mastery of the basics?: We will match you with a remote apprenticeship to accelerate your skills in the real world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What exactly will I be doing at the company I'm being matched with?

    You will be assigned real tangible tasks and projects to work on. This will be an opportunity to apply all the learning you've gathered by yourself, from online courses and different places, and master your craft faster.

    An experienced professional will be assigned to you from the company you will work with. They will supervise your work, help you break down your tasks into simpler bits doable each day, track your performance and provide you with quality feedback weekly.

  • Who is qualified to take StudentBuild Apprenticeship?

    You are qualified if you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, or recent graduate who has foundational skills and understanding and has a track record of getting things done

  • Will I be employed after my apprenticeship?

    While employment are not guaranteed, talent who successfully complete two apprenticeships are fast-tracked through ordinary application processes for paid opportunities at the companies they are matched with or other companies that hire at StudentBuild.

  • What happens if my performance is not up to expectation?

    We will stay close and find a way to help you get better on the job but if a poor performance persists, we will have to withdraw you from the apprenticeship in order to give you closer attention and help you get back on track. 

  • What kind of companies do you match talent with?

    Primarily fast-growing companies or high-growth businesses popularly known as startups. These companies are different from the traditional ones because they are designed to grow fast. So their work is fast-paced, less structured, and lean.

    We believe that it is in such a work environment our talent will be able to learn fast in a short time, get to contribute directly to the success of businesses they are being matched with, and have a great view of how businesses are being run in real life.

  • Will I be treated as an employee of the company I'm being matched with?

    While you will work directly with the staff of the company you're being matched with, you are legally not their employee. However, you will sign a work contract with StudentBuild as an apprentice which is to ensure compliance.

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