Advance Africa

A Pan-African Digital Training Program
Powered by Access Bank

Do you want a chance to change the African narrative through tech? Access Bank in partnership with Udacity is providing 5000 scholarships to young minds across Africa. Learn About This Program

Advance Africa

A Pan-African Digital Training Program
Powered by Access Bank

Do you want a chance to change the African narrative through tech? Access Bank in partnership with Udacity is providing 5000 scholarships to young minds across Africa. Learn About This Program

Advance Africa

A Pan-African Digital Training Program
Powered by Access Bank

Do you want a chance to change the African narrative through tech? Access Bank in partnership with Udacity is providing 5000 scholarships to young minds across Africa. Learn About This Program

Fully Remote Learning Experience

Learn at your own pace, when and where it's convenient for you.

Quality Curriculum
Developed by Experts

Developed in partnership with the world's most innovative tech companies and taught by industry leaders.

Opportunities for Full-Time
Employment after Program

Several Opportunities to get hands-on experience with the bank largely based on project work within squads upon completion

Vision Section
Advanced Africa

Access Bank Plc is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

To be the world's most respected African Bank
Setting standards for sustainable business practices that; unleash the talents of our employees, deliver superior value to our customers and provide innovative solutions for the markets and communities we serve.
LeadershipExcellenceEmpowered employeesPassion for customersProfessionalismInnovation
Nigeria

Nigeria

ghana

ghana

kenya

kenya

gambia

gambia

sierra leone

sierra leone

dr congo

dr congo

mozambique

mozambique

zambia

zambia

rwanda

rwanda

guinea

guinea

south africa

south africa

Botswana

Botswana

CAMEROON

CAMEROON

Participating Countries

About the Program

Background

The world is going fully digital and IT skills have become important for the future of work. The bank is on a mission to harness and build the next generation of doers who will challenge the status quo through their curiosity, tenacity and ever budding imagination. Participants will learn from experts and gain real-world experiences and skills on different IT/Digital courses in order to build a progressive career in the banking.

Access Bank is partnering with Udacity to pioneer a fully digital program that aims at sourcing for exceptional youths across Africa. The objective is to find young people who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity in order hone their skills in digital paths and achieve mastery and at the same time have the opportunity to learn and earn for free. Participants will be part of a tech-focused community and will build their network with other young inspiring youths across Africa with the same goal.

The entire program is designed for youths to learn and carry out innovative projects that brings solution to real-world problems that will enable them to level up their skills, earn badges/nanodegrees and be ready for the future of work!

  • STEM graduate or demonstrated evidence of strong interest in pursuing IT and Digital career (supporting documents must be submitted during application)
  • Consistent access to a laptop
  • Consistent access to strong data network and power supply
  • Commitment to the time required for the program
  • Must give pre-consent during application for Udacity to share data with the bank
  • Applicants must be between 20 - 30 years
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Program Journey

self-predictive

Self Predictive

Successful applicants are given the opportunity to compete and discover their potentials in the different tracks. Participants will take part in taster sessions that develops problem-solving, conflict resolution, community challenge and employability skills. Participants who successfully complete the course are awarded a badge that can displayed on LinkedIn and other social media apps to upgrade their profiles. (Duration: 2 months)

self-predictive

Level 1

Top Participants from previous level are given the opportunity to complete the intermediate nanodegrees and successful candidates will be given a scholarship to progress to Level 2 where they will obtain an Advanced Nanodegree. (Duration: 2 months)

self-predictive

Level 2

Top Participants from Level 1 will be given the opportunity to complete the Advanced nanodegrees and Internship opportunities with the Bank. Successful Interns will have the opportunity to be offered a full-time employment position with the Bank. (Duration: 6 months)

About Udacity

Udacity is where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, to build the lives they deserve.

Our mission is to train the world's workforce in the careers of the future. We partner with leading technology companies to learn how technology is transforming industries, and teach the critical tech skills that companies are looking for in their workforce. With our powerful and flexible digital education platform, even the busiest learners can prepare themselves to take on the most in-demand tech roles.

Explore the Tracks

Your future is as meaningful to us as it is to you

Cloud Computing

Cloud development is the foundation for the new world of software development. Learn how to build and deploy production-ready full stack apps

App Development

Learn how to build high quality and dynamic applications

Web Development

Learn how to build high quality websites and create stunning user experiences for the web

Business Analytics

Get the right foundation needed to achieve any business objective

Data Science

Learn real-world data science with projects designed by industry experts.

Data Analysis

Learn how to use Python, SQL, and statistics to uncover insights, communicate critical findings, and create data-driven solutions.

Product Management

Learn the right product management skills for the transformation of any business.

Digital Marketing

Get real-world experience to run live campaigns and gain a 360-degree understanding of digital marketing.

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From the Advanced africa community

SOME PARTICIPANTS SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCE OF THE PROGRAM

Damilola Oluwasegun

Nigeria

Product Management

Cohort 1
Since the Advance Africa program, I have been able to implement some Product management processes and ideas in my current job and it has led to great improvement in my job. I enjoyed the course; it was really an eye opening. Thank you, Access Bank

Jadvy Roselge Kouka

South Africa

Intro to Programming

Cohort 1
I want to thank Access Bank for this life changing opportunity. The Advance Africa Scholarship Program is a great initiative, it provided young Africans with the opportunity to access high and quality learning materials for free. This will help equip more Africans with relevant tech skills and help bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world in the field of technology. The first phase of the program has helped me to obtain relevant skills in data science which will have a great impact in my career. I am looking forward to learning advance technical skills in the next phase of the program.

Florence Kibebe

Kenya

Digital Marketing

Cohort 1
The Advance Africa Journey so far has been so fulfilling. I loved that the classroom cover so many topics and use real time examples and websites to help the learner grasp a lot. The mentors are great and very supportive. The hands-on projects won me over. Thank you, Access Bank for this Amazing Opportunity,

Stélio Nhatuve

Mozambique

Product Management

Cohort 1
Whenever I think about the Advance Africa program, I feel sorry that many of my friends could not participate. After being selected for the challenge course, my biggest motivation was the quality of the content, this made me want to move on to the next phase and be able to benefit from the full program. I confess that the projects were challenging but at the end of this journey I recognize that it was a great value. Knowing about the opportunity to continue with this programme is a pleasure, as I am aware of the challenges and benefits that this will bring to me, and this motivates me to continue. Thank you

Wilbert Agyarko Tutu

Nigeria

Product Manager

Cohort 1
The first phase of the Advance Africa Program really tested me and pushed me to optimise my existing skills and also made me learn new skills and optimised approaches/tactics to ensure better results for my digital campaigns. I have been empowered to do more than I have ever achieved previously, with practical skills, creative thinking, and result-driven digital marketing actions which I have already started implementing. Obtaining an Udacity Foundational Nanodegree, which is the first phase of the Advance Africa Program, has also given me a huge confidence boost to affirm my growing adeptness in Digital Marketing. I made valuable connections and got great opportunities to help and share my knowledge with others especially fellow participants. I am Uber glad to have been part of this program and look forward to learning and challenging myself even more in the next phase.

Frequently Asked Questions

your questions answered

Do I need to know how to code/have a tech background?

No, you do not need to know how to code/have a tech background. The program will commence at a foundational level.

Who Can Register for the “Advance Africa” Program?

STEM graduates and other young graduates with a strong interest in pursuing a career in IT & Digital roles who have consistent access to a laptop, strong data network and power supply can register for the program

I do not have a computer science or STEM background. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply if you are interested in building a career in digital roles.

Will all participants be hired after completing the program?

Participants successful after all assessments and program completion will have an opportunity to be selected for permanent roles.

Is The Training Virtual?

Yes, the training is virtual although successful participants may be required to have hands-on training with the bank after completion of all courses.

Is There a Certificate Given at The End of the Training & Program?

Applicants earn a badge after successful completion of the self-predictive journey and participants who complete the courses earn Nanodegrees. (A Nanodegree is a short program averaging 3 months combining instructional teaching and real world projects and immersive content).

What is the Self-Predictive Journey?

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will go through a detailed evaluation method that uses a rubric comprising of course text, hackathons, webinars, content & quizzes in order to determine applicants with a high likelihood of completing the full program.

What is the Program Duration?

The entire program requires about 10-12 months’ minimum completion time. Applicants must be willing to commit two months to complete the challenge course and another two months for the initial training phase. Only successful candidates at the first training phase will get a spot on the second training phase.

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