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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Does it Work?
    PB Academy is a competitive three-phase program that lasts approximately 24 weeks that takes you from training all the way to job-matching with global employers. Phase 1: Attract (May 16 to July 31, 2022) This phase is self-study and self-paced, and the only requirement is that you complete an online assessment. The assessment will test your problem-solving ability and your understanding of the fundamentals of the MERN technology stack. During this phase, you can choose to receive e-learning materials on the MERN stack and its underlying technologies at no cost to you. Participants who perform best in the assessment will be invited to continue to Phase 2. Phase 2: Assess (August 8 to October 2, 2022) Throughout this phase, you will be working with a team of your fellow participants on a project that you must present during the final week. To guide you through the project, you will be attending a weekly online lecture and weekly mentorship sessions with an instructor. You must also complete a series of behavioral and technical interviews towards the end of this phase. The individual participants who perform the best during this phase will be invited to Phase 3. Phase 3: Apprentice (October 3 to October 31, 2022) During this phase, you will be paid an apprentice fee to train full-time on a real-world capstone project at Penbrothers with a team of your fellow participants. As you work on your project, you will receive mentorship from a Penbrothers developer. You will also receive soft-skills training that will prepare you for working with teams and management on a global scale. At the end of this phase, your team will present your project to managers at Penbrothers and you will complete a final interview.
  • How do I apply?
    If you meet the requirements and you are ready and willing to put in the effort and take the first step in your career as a full-stack developer at Penbrothers, fill out the form here.
  • Why should I choose PB Academy?
    At PB Academy, the careers of our graduates are at the top of our minds. PB Academy will match successful graduates with a developer role with one of Penbrothers’ global clients, with competitive pay. Beyond coding and software development, we also emphasize real-world projects and skills that are vital to a successful career in tech, such as soft skills and teamwork. Also, unlike other coding and programming bootcamps, PB Academy is free and does not come with a work bond. In fact, if you make it to Phase 3, we pay you!
  • How will I know if I got in?
    You will receive an email confirming your entry into the program. If you opt in to the free e-learning materials, you will also receive access to a sponsored Udemy code so you can start your learning right away.
  • How can I get in touch if I have any questions?
    You can email us at
  • Do I have what it takes to join PB Academy?
    If you are driven, detail-oriented, and love to learn, and you pick up new technologies quickly, then you’re the sort of person we’re looking for! You are eligible to join PB Academy if you meet the following criteria: A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, and other related degrees (Up to five years from graduation year if without relevant work experience), or 1-year minimum work experience in software development or QA, even without a completed degree Good knowledge of object-oriented programming in any language Basic knowledge and experience in developing web applications (Java, React, PHP or others) It also helps if you have: Good conceptual understanding of cloud environments Basic knowledge of Agile methodologies Basic knowledge of UX principles
  • What materials do I need to participate?
    You only need a computer with a webcam and an internet connection. You can join PB Academy from anywhere in the Philippines!
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