At Le Wagon, our goal is to set people up for success in their tech careers. On top of teaching students on-demand technical skills, we prepare them for the job market with the appropriate resources and network. That’s why knowing that 97% of our students found a job six months after graduating makes us incredibly proud!
So, how do we prepare students for the job market? And who are the companies that recruit our graduates? Let’s dive in!
Why do companies hire bootcamp graduates?
According to this recent survey, the percentage of recruiters hiring developers from non-academic backgrounds has almost doubled in just one year. Alternatives to universities, like coding bootcamps, have increasingly established themselves as a successful path to land a job in the tech sector. Here’s why.
The training goes beyond learning coding skills. At Le Wagon, we’re obsessed with soft skills and product mindset. When students join the training, they pick up technical skills, but also learn to collaborate with a team, master git and version control, and put the users’ needs at the center of their projects. Employers value these skills A LOT.
They know how to learn. The most valuable competencies that our graduates take away from our training are the ability to think like a developer or a data scientist, break down problems, and use technology to find solutions. At the end of the program, they’re autonomous enough to work on new projects and pick up more skills on their own.
What kind of career support does Le Wagon provide?
Whether they’re learning web development or data science, we offer students a career week to equip them for the following stages of their professional life.
It consists of workshops and practical resources to optimize their LinkedIn and GitHub profiles, update their CV, create a first portfolio, and prepare for technical interviews. We invite web developers, product managers, data experts, and recruiters to talk about their experience and share advice. We also organize a recruiting session spread over a day for students to meet with our recruiting partners and learn about job openings.
The career week is an excellent opportunity for Le Wagon graduates to immerse themselves in the tech job market and boost their confidence. Now, let’s see which companies have hired them.
Which companies have hired Le Wagon alumni?
Alithya is a leader in strategy and digital technology, with 3,300 highly skilled professionals in Canada, the US, and Europe.
Alithya hired Vincent as a Full-Stack Developer, Katell as a Product Owner, and Quan as a Software Developer.
Alithya is a company that hires a lot of juniors to train them. I spent the first months training in front-end and back-end development. They gave me the chance to grow in a low-stress environment with no pressure.
2. Automat AI
Automat helps businesses provide personalized shopping experiences that increase sales by asking questions, listening to customer needs, and recommending products and bundles.
Automat.ai hired Jung as a Front-End Developer and Jay as an Integration Engineer.
3. Avonni Labs
Avonni is the world's leading prototyping tool specifically dedicated to Salesforce Lightning.
Avonni Labs hired Nawel as a Web Developer and Renaud as a Front-End Web Developer.
Beslogic provides custom software development services for business clients such as Weatherford, Pratt & Whitney, Orica, Cossette Communications, etc.
Beslogic is a long-time hiring partner. Since 2019, they have hired nine alumni. Recently, Jean and Baptiste joined their team as Full-Stack Web Developers.
Le Wagon has proven to be an excellent coding school for our company. We fell in love with its well-structured curriculum. We hired 6 alumni from Le Wagon Montreal and we are very satisfied with them. Their passion, curiosity, and desire to quickly learn new technologies make them very promising candidates. - Yannick Bessette, CEO & Founder at Beslogic
5. CBC/Radio Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and a strong advocate of Canadian culture.
CBC/Radio Canada hired Frédéric as a Front-End Web Developer.
CBC/Radio Canada hired Frédéric as a Front-End Web Developer.
CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.
CGI hired Mohammed as a Programmer Analyst.
A Creative & Technology agency delivering Meaningful Commerce™ for ambitious brands.
CloudRaker hired Elie as a Web Developer.
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada. It has been rated one of Canada’s top 100 employers by Mediacorp Canada.
Desjardins hired Chloé as a Product Owner.
9. Leeroy Agence Créative
Leeroy is a creative & digital agency in Montreal, specializing in web development, branding, and marketing.
Leeroy hired Romuald and Camilla as Front-End Developers.
With more than a decade of experience, Locomotive has become a leader in digital experiences, web design, and branding.
Locomotive hired Karine as a Digital Producer.
[With the bootcamp], I learned to be more empathetic towards developers. Having gone through difficult times when coding gave me a better understanding of their reality.
Founded in Montréal in 2007, Ludia is one of Canada's leading mobile video game companies.
Ludia recruited Samuel as a Data Analyst.
Recruiters appreciated that I chose to put myself at risk and invest my time and money in a bootcamp to learn brand new concepts. They understood that I was highly motivated and that I put a lot of effort into getting there.
Mark43 builds the world’s most powerful public safety CAD, RMS, analytics, and property and evidence platform.
Mark43 hired Benoit as a Data Migration Engineer.
Mentorly.co is a cloud-based mentorship solution for businesses and organizations looking to invest in their people and help them soar.
Mentorly hired Ryan and Nicolas as Full-Stack Developers.
Plusgrade provides innovative revenue-generating solutions for the global travel industry.
Plusgrade hired Thomas and Dylan as Web Integrators.
15. Psycho Bunny
Psycho Bunny is a men’s clothing company founded in New York and based out of Montreal.
Psycho Bunny hired Robyn as a Data Analyst.
I found that having challenges every day was a great way to learn. It helped me hone my skills to develop and write in Python more naturally. I also really enjoyed the project weeks, which allowed me to develop my ideas and see the concrete results of my hard work!
Shakepay is a Montreal-based technology company that provides financial applications for building wealth.
Shakepay hired Richard as a Full-Stack Developer, Robert as a Product Analyst, and Alexandre-Olivier as a User Acquisition Manager.
Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size.
Shopify hired Asma as a Web Developer.
18. Solutions Kumojin
Kumojin helps companies to develop, integrate and deploy digital applications optimally thanks to the expertise of a team of full-stack developers.
Kumojin hired Anne-Marie as a Full-Stack Developer.
Following Demo Day, I was contacted by a company interested in my profile. One interview and a technical test later, I was hired as a full-stack developer. It’s exactly what I wanted to do because I work on both the back-end and the front-end.
Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences.
Ubisoft hired Aline as a Team Lead for the Internal Community Developer and Alain as a Web Developer.
Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content.
Unity hired Claire as a Product Manager.
Webistry is a data-centric Internet marketing agency that specializes in social & PPC advertising.
Webistry hired Solene and Qiyun as Web Developers.
The benefits of being Le Wagon’s hiring partner are that you get constant access to highly-motivated, resilient and talented individuals looking to jump into their profession. - Stephano, VP and Cofounder at Webistry
Zilia is a health technology company developing a breakthrough platform to measure biomarkers in the eye, with an initial focus on ocular oximetry.
Zilia hired Alejandro as a Software Developer.
Le Wagon teaches a way of working, understanding problems, and solving things. The logic I learned during the program helped me understand things quite quickly.
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