Secret Source Academy

25th April 2022

Learn the skills and get the experience to find a junior developer role anywhere in the world.

Our programs

At our academy you will learn the technical skills and the soft skills required to be a successful developer.

We offer two different programs:

September to December (University)
March – June (FP)

Unpaid internships for university and FP students

We have agreements with ULPGC, IES El Rincón and CIFP Villa de Agüimes so their students can get the first opportunity to take part in a work experience program like no other.

For approximately 3 months, the interns work alongside real developers learning a variety of technologies, methodologies and soft skills.

February to August (University)
June to November (FP)

Paid internship for recent university and FP graduates

In collaboration with the FULP, we offer several options for paid internships.

These are 6-10 month internships that prepare recent university and FP graduates for an IT development career. Qualifying conditions apply.



50% of our graduates have been offered a Junior position in Secret Source.


Remote or presencial.


The academy is in English and all participants get unlimited English lessons.


In our paid internship qualifying participants will be funded by the government*.

Who can attend

The Academy is aimed at University and FP students and graduates:

University students or recent graduates

  • Between 18 or 29 years old
  • Less than 3 months experience as a developer

FP graduates

  • Between 18 or 29 years old
  • Less than 3 months experience as a developer

Current FP and and University students:
The September internship can be part of your “prácticas empresas”

Who can attend Secret Source Academy
What will you learn at Secret Source Academy

What will you learn

You will learn all the skills needed to be a junior developer at Secret Source. This includes:

  • Agile software development, specifically Scrum
  • Netiquette at Secret Source
  • HTML, CSS, and JS best practices
  • Using source control (gitflow / feature branches, writing good commit messages)
  • Writing tasks, user stories and good acceptance criteria
  • Writing tests
  • Common coding design patterns
  • Creating Pull Requests and doing code reviews
  • Working in a collaborative team environment

In a team, you will then build a small project.

Fram application to start

1. Submit your application

Send in your CV via our careers page along with a covering letter explaining why you want to join the Secret Source Academy.

2. Assessment Centre Day

If shortlisted, you will be invited to an Assessment Centre Day. You will listen to a presentation, give a brief presentation about yourself and sit through a short interview.

3. Welcome training

The first month of the academy is an intensive training course in English, you will learn all the skills needed to be a junior developer at Secret Source. The curriculum includes Scrum, version control and writing user stories, acceptance criteria and tests.

4. Work on a real project

You will be assigned onto one of our existing projects where you will attend all scrum meetings, shadow a developer and learn how a development team works.

5. Join us as a full time developer

If you succeed in our academy and demonstrate the potential to become a great developer you will be considered for a full time position as a developer within Secret Source.

The Details

All of the different programs have the same structure:

Phase 1
Training following the curriculum

Phase 2
Short project in the technology required for the project

Phase 3
Work with an existing Secret Source team and simultaneously work on your own guided training. Activities will include:

  • Attending all scrum ceremonies
  • Pair programming 1 / week with a developer on the team
  • Completing small tasks when appropriate
  • QA / manual testing
  • Working on your own guided training
The details of Secret Source Academy

Start dates

Unpaid internships

University students

FP students

Paid internships

Several dates during the year


Apply now

If you are a university student from ULPGC or are studying FP in the Canary Islands and have B1+ level of English we’d love to hear from you.