Ciklum Ukraine Launches Express Mobile Development Educational Internship Program

High demand for mobile software developers in Ukraine gives ground to a three-month intense course in iPhone and Android applications development for talented junior IT specialists

Kiev, Ukraine, December 22, 2010 --( Ciklum, a Danish IT outsourcing company that specializes in nearshore software development in Eastern Europe, launches in its Kyiv office an express Mobile Development Educational Internship Program targeted at increasing the number of experienced iPhone and Android developers in Ukraine.

Due to constantly increasing demand for experienced software developers on mobile platforms in Ukraine, Ciklum has launched Mobile Development Educational Internship Program. The program’s aim is to provide opportunities for talented junior mobile IT specialists to significantly improve their knowledge and get a thorough intense practical experience simultaneously. Following the previous successful pilot experience that took place in the past couple of months, the educational program was launched in full scope on the 13th of December 2010 and will include a three-month intense combination of lectures, expert workshops and hands on practical experience.

The program consists of three parts:

· Three weeks of theoretical lectures and workshops from Project Managers and Team Leaders from Ciklum Project Office’s specialists as well as external brought in experts within the field and combined with practical cases.
· Creating individual Practice Application projects (real projects for internal Clients, mostly Ciklum’s departments).
· Upon successful completion of Practice Applications, placement to actual, real-world projects within Ciklum’s Project Office until projects’ completion, where the interns get a real experience while working on non-critical tasks.

During Ciklum Mobile Development Educational Internship Program developers will also gain valuable experience in team collaboration with each other, PMs and QAs; will use best of breed industry tools and will abide to industrial-standard processes. Thus, graduates of the program will be well prepared for commercial projects and can be of interest for companies looking for mobile development resources in Ukraine.

“We have high expectations for these guys as we are giving them a chance to upgrade their skill set, get hands on experience and recommendations, and be able within a few month time apply for open vacancies within Ciklum. Further, we hope that this initiative will get a strong support within Ciklum’s Clients Community, where our clients will be willing to be those that teach and/or provide platform for practical placements within their development teams,” says Yuriy Roshchenko, Head of Ciklum Project Office and the driver of the Ciklum Mobile Development Educational Internship Program.

About Ciklum
Ciklum ( is a Danish IT outsourcing company specializing in nearshore software development by establishing and servicing clients’ own development teams in Eastern Europe, primarily in Ukraine. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients to market quickly and with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 800 specialists with more than 100 global clients’ own software development teams. Ciklum has six development offices in Ukraine, one in Belarus, and two in Pakistan, as well as representative offices in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. Ciklum is a winner of Red Herring 100 Europe 2009, recognized as CeBIT 2010 Top 20 innovative company delivering services/products for small and medium sized companies, and named the 2010 Top 100 global services provider.

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