How to train university graduates to become software developers?

How to train university graduates to become software developers?

Software developers typically have a bachelor’s degree in software development, computer science, or other related fields. Many universities worldwide offer quality education for students to become programmers. Every year, thousands of students pursue various diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses to become programmers. 

Aside from a bachelor’s degree, university graduates must be well-trained to be promising software developers in the development industry. Most graduates try to develop experience and earn certifications by joining training programs like boot camps, which allow them to pursue employment in the field. 

Some companies train their employees to become developers to improve their skills, knowledge, and expertise in development. This article will go into greater depth on the topic. The three ways in which you can train university graduates to become developers are by making them:

  • Attend internship programs
  • Earn industry certifications
  • Improve workplace skills

The above mentioned ways to train university graduates will be worth doing as the demand for software developers is increasing day by day. They cannot survive in the industry only with their degree, they should be trained, earn experience, and find their expertise to improve their hard and soft skills and shine in the industry. It is better to start earlier, if possible, during the college days themselves.

1. Attend internship programs

Apart from educational qualifications, aspiring developers should be able to upgrade or upscale themselves by inculcating the required skill sets. It is a very crucial step to focus on during your academic years or after graduation. In order to determine what industry may best align with their professional goals, students can apply for company internships within industries that interest them.

So they can be trained by making them attend various internship programs that will help them gain hands-on experience and put their ideas and knowledge into practice. 

  • They will also be able to build a strong resume with internships, which, in the end, will lead them to their first job in the software development industry. 
  • Additionally, by taking on internships with multiple organisations, they will be better able to decide which one they want to work for after graduation. 
  • It is because the experience of the developers matters in the software development industry. 

Even though internships are only temporary positions, employers may offer top interns longer-term positions. These chances could be extended internships, potential job offers, or supervisory recommendations to help students secure the next step in their career development. 

2. Earn industry certifications

The next step towards becoming a software developer, or a part of being trained to become one, will be earning industry certifications. Employers always seek developers with professional certifications because it is an excellent way to demonstrate a developer’s professional expertise and commitment to potential employers. Moreover, it will help them stand out and distinguish them from others with similar work experience and qualifications. 

  • The best way to train recent graduates for careers as programmers is to require them to earn certifications in their field. 
  • They will also stay current on new developments in software engineering and technology and in various programming languages.
  • Also, they should keep practising what they learn to put their academic knowledge to use.
  • Companies occasionally require programmers with specific certifications. Therefore, taking certification courses that are relevant to their field will increase their value in the market and their chances of getting paid more. 
  • A certification tends to focus on a specific niche, so before acquiring a certification, it’s important to consider the job market and long-term prospects for the niche.

These certifications can be taken both online and offline. Some of the companies provide the graduates with training in specific niches and make them work there. So, the fresh graduates should find their niche and be trained accordingly so that they can build their hard skills to pursue their career as programmers. 

3. Improve workplace skills

Along with technical skills, it is very important to improve your non technical workplace skills to remain successful as a programmer in the industry. There will be fresh graduates struggling with communication or interpersonal skills. So they should attend the sessions for improvement led by the experts. One of the most important skills that an aspiring developer should inculcate is communication. 

  • They should be able to converse with customers, colleagues, managers, and employees in non-technical departments to have a clear understanding of what they should do and the requirements of the project. 
  • They should be trained to work in teams because a developer should collaborate effectively with others, receive feedback, and participate in meetings. 
  • Also, they should have the skill to identify problems and be attentive to the minute details. 

So, the workplace skills or soft skills in which the university graduates should be trained to become developers include communication skills, teamwork, problem solving skills, being attentive to the details, etc. During interviews, companies give more preference to the candidate’s attitude towards the job and their interpersonal skills.

After four years of completing their degree, most university graduates are not aware of the right path they should take. They should get proper training to have the correct approach to crack the interviews. This article discussed some of the ways they can get a hold on a better future as developers. The software development industry is a vast field, and the types of developers and their roles also vary. So make use of the information to make the right preparation to become a successful programmer. 

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The author: Sascha Thattil works at which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.

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