Skill Up with Hackbright and Walmart

Walmart is Sponsoring an Apprenticeship for 40 Intermediate Software Engineers to Shatter the Glass Ceiling 

12 Week, Tuition-Free Course


Hackbright Academy is partnering with Walmart to offer an Intermediate Software Engineering and Applied Project-Based Learning (Emphasis on Java and SpringBoot) Apprenticeship.

Applicants must be living near Bentonville, AR, or be willing to relocate if hired.

*Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Applicants from other countries, including Canada, will NOT be considered.*

**Walmart will interview graduates, but job placement is not guaranteed. Hackbright is open to all people regardless of sex.**

Applications due Aug. 31, but the class may fill sooner. Start your free application early!

This is could be a great opportunity if you:

  • Are looking to learn a new programming language (Java/Springboot)
  • Are ready to upskill beyond an entry-level position
  • Have at least one year of experience in tech
  • Learn and collaborate well in a remote setting
  • Can commit to a full-time, 12-week program



 40 Seats Available

Apply by Aug 31

Join our mission to promote diversity in tech!

Hackbright Pops Up in Arkansas

Hackbright Academy is proud to be working with Walmart to #ChangeTheRatio in the Bentonville area. We know that diversity improves the workforce. To that end, we’re sponsoring a course to promote gender equality in tech. (Hackbright will not discriminate on the basis of sex. All committed to supporting gender diversity may apply.)

Applications are due Aug 31, but applications will be considered as they are received, so the program may fill up before the deadline. Apply early for the best chance of acceptance.

Although the course is taught online, apprentices must be currently residing near Bentonville, or willing to relocate there before the program begins.

Walmart plans to interview graduates for employment.

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Course starts Sept. 19, 2022

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST

Some evening and weekend studying or project time may be assigned

Bentonville, AR

Is This Course for You?

Attend Our Info Session

Interested in learning more about what the Software Engineering Apprenticeship covers?

See a breakdown of the program and get answers to additional questions about the curriculum, and application process.

Have Questions?

Have a general question or just want to chat? Give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.

(415) 935-1807

Walmart is here to save people money so they can live better.  Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites.  Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity.  It’s all part of a commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world. They employ 2.2 million associates worldwide, nearly 1.6 million in the U.S. alone, including a diverse range of STEM career opportunities.

Through innovation, they are creating a seamless experience to let customers shop anytime and anywhere online, through mobile devices, and in stores.  From being an early pioneer of universal bar codes and electronic scanning cash registers to work on autonomous vehicle delivery, Walmart is working to understand how technology and innovation can better serve customers and impact the future of their business.  They use their unique assets to make life easier for their customers including offerings like Scan & Go, grocery delivery, NextDay and two-day delivery, Walmart+, and curbside pickup to name a few.  Even since the beginning of the pandemic, Walmart has remained focused on serving their communities, be it through innovating around contactless ways to shop or through COVID-19 testing.

A Community Is Waiting for You

Hackbright Academy is proud to be a leading engineering school for gender equality. We were founded with the mission to #ChangeTheRatio in tech and provide people who value gender diversity with personalized paths to success. Join our mission and transform your career.

Skill Up

 Software Engineering is one of the most valued skills in tech.


Hackbright’s fiercely collaborative community of mentors, alumni, instructors, and staff value your uniqueness and individuality.


If you’re in the Bentonville area, or you are willing to relocate, you could get tuition waived thanks to Walmart.

“Becoming a software engineer opened up a whole new world.”

-Lavania (Previous Job: Restaurant Manager)

5 Steps to Apply and Enroll


Start Your Application

Begin the online application by Aug 31. (Space is limited, program may fill sooner.)  Applicants must live near or relocate to Bentonville, AR.


Schedule Your Consultation

This step is with an admissions counselor where we get to know you better, including your background and overall goals. Most importantly, we answer your questions!


Prepare for the Technical Interview

Prior to the technical interview, applicants should prepare by doing the following:

First, make sure your basic programming skills are sharp, including lists/arrays, functions, loops, conditional logic, data types, and basic object orientation.

Second, choose a past project that you can submit as a work sample. The project should be a full-stack web application, ideally with a relational database component. We need a Github link to the project and a description of the project (approximately one paragraph) that includes the features and the tech stack involved.

It’s also great if your project has a README on the Github Repo that shows screenshots of the project.


Complete Your Technical Interview

This step is an assessment to help us understand your experience and aptitude with basic coding concepts.


Wait for Your Results

Your application is complete. If you’re cleared for admission, we’ll reach out with the final steps to enroll!

Are you ready to skill up?

Application Deadline: Aug 31