Find a job you like the look of and apply for it. Someone in our recruiting team will take a look and get back to you if we’d like to set up a telephone interview.
Some of our regions run recruiting events so you might be able to sign up and show us what you're made of and do most of the stuff below in one weekend or evening.
Most times you'll have a telephone interview with one of our recruiting team. We know the temptation isn't to take this very seriously but our recruiters really can help you work out if ThoughtWorks is going to be right for you (and vice versa). They are the guardians of our culture, and they will end your process here if they don't feel there's a good match. We’d encourage you to check out our website before this interview and think about the questions you want to ask them before the call.
Our hiring process is based on the philosophy of show us, don't tell us what you can do. If you're a developer, we will want to see your code. If you're a BA, we'll get you to do a facilitation plan. If you're an accountant we might ask you to do our tax return. Either way, this part of the process will usually take place in the comfort of your own home.
After we've seen what you can do, we'll bring you into the office. You'll take some assessments – which are designed to make your brain hurt. You'll have a number of interviews with all sorts of people. We think hard about who you'll get to meet, and there is method in our madness. We deliberately show you the things that other organizations wouldn't, to see if you're ready for ThoughtWorks, and if we're ready for you.
While our process doesn't always go as fast or as smoothly as you, or we, might like, we’ll come to a decision as fast as we can. We’re really deliberate in our hiring which means it can take time. So if you don't see the benefit in a process that digs beneath the CV, this might suggest that ThoughtWorks isn’t for you.
Joining ThoughtWorks straight from university or college is an amazing experience, and it’s definitely not your average entry-level program! Yes it's designed for people with little-or-no work experience, and those moving into the world of software, but that's where the similarity ends. You won't have months of shadowing and being treated like you know nothing and you’ll be working with real-life clients in your first couple of months.
A core part of the experience is spending five weeks at TWU (ThoughtWorks University) with ThoughtWorkers from all over the world, discovering the values, practices and principles that have made ThoughtWorks successful. This is an intensive, hands-on experience, learning how to build working software from week one. By the end of the program you'll have real experience in what you do.
TWU takes place in India, our first off-shore delivery center and the home of our Social Impact Program. It's here you can experience undiluted ThoughtWorks, eat more delicious vegetarian food than you'd ever thought possible, and live communally with your classmates, completely immersing yourself in the ThoughtWorks culture.