2021 UK in Nigeria Tech Hub/ Decagon Digital Upskill Program for Software Engineers and SMEs in Nigeria

Deadline: January 15, 2021.

A fully funded digital upskill program for software engineers and SMEs in Nigeria. They are recruiting and pairing shortlisted SMEs with
100 vetted software engineers to help build web apps while they gain experience.

DevPlacement is an initiative of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub in partnership with Nigeria’s leading software engineering institute, Decagon. With the pilot phase set to kick off in 2021, it aims to bridge the gap between developers & SMEs.



A. To be eligible, you should have a social-impact project or product that needs developers to either scale or improve on existing features.

B. You must also have a senior engineer on your dev team.


All software engineers that intends to apply for the program must have graduated from a recognised software engineering institute in Nigeria.


A. 3 MONTHS PAID INTERNSHIP: In the program’s pilot phase, up to 100 top-tier software engineering talent will be screened and paired with multiple selected SMEs in need of digital enablement, for a 3-month paid internship period.

B. BOOST DIGITAL ECONOMY: DevPlacement is in line with the vision of UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Decagon Institute’s commitment to usher Nigeria into a new age of tech-powered prosperity by boosting the country’s digital economy.


A. SMEs with social impact and software engineers ready to intern will sign up to join the program. Application is open between Jan 6th – 15th.Sign up now

B. A rigorous selection excercise will produce 100+ shortlisted SMEs and software developers will be invited to participate in the DevPlacement screening exercise.

C. Successful participants will get into the DevPlacement Bootcamp where they will undergo relevant training in preparation for the programme.

D. After the bootcamp, selected developers will be placed in shortlisted SMEs for a 3-month paid internship period during which Devs will work on live projects

OFFICIAL LINK: https://decagonhq.com/devplacement/

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