Empowering youths

to build a better future

Apprentice Life at Skymind

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. From the basic (hygiene habits) to the more complex (employment, economic growth), it is something that we must face mask-on the best we can. One area of concern is the employment market. Both the emerging workforce and the current workforce are impacted by the pandemic. For fresh young graduates, securing a job is now made even harder by the fact that most companies are letting go staff, tightening their wallets and freezing hirings in efforts to ensure their business survival.

To help AI talents face this new job market landscape, Skymind recognises the need for continuous reskilling and upskilling to ensure skills remain relevant to current industry demands. We are always at the forefront of innovation and AI development, and one of our driving forces is the need to continuously reimagine what the future looks like. We welcome talents who share that same drive to be a part of the Skymind team and looking to reimagine the future.

The Skymind AI Apprentice programme is a specially designed on-the-job-rotation and training programme aimed at helping individuals jump-start their careers in Artificial Intelligence by narrowing any existing skills and knowledge gap. While participation is not limited to those from tech-related disciplines – we have had participants coming in with Physics and Mathematics background, programming knowledge and capability is a must (especially in Java and/or Python).

Shortlisted candidates will be offered a 6-month apprenticeship with Skymind where they will:
  Experience the various AI roles involved in the industry
  Get the chance to explore cutting-edge AI technology
  Be directly involved in running AI projects
  Learn how to design, test and deploy AI solutions
  Be mentored by an experienced deep learning engineer.

AI Apprentice Programme : Cohort 1

Our first cohort of 19 apprentices were selected from 26 participants who were shortlisted from a total of 215 potential candidates.

They were first invited to participate in an AI Bootcamp which served as a crash course to prepare them for the 6-month apprenticeship. Shortlisting was done based on their backgrounds, skills assessment as well as their ability to commit to a period of 6 months.

The AI Bootcamp for Cohort 1 was held on July 11-12, 2020 at Skymind City Campus located in Prangin Mall, Penang. Nineteen apprentices are currently undergoing their attachment at the Skymind Penang and KL offices.

Be an AI Apprentice

Our AI Apprentice programme offers the perfect blend of education and experience.

We are now open for November intake. Please follow the steps below to apply:

Step 1 : Complete online training entrance test

Register & log in at

https://academy.certifai.ai

Click Assessment and

select Training Entrance Test

Fill in the enrolment key :

tet_AIApprentice2_2020

Answer

30 questions

Results will be

produced immediately

Take a screenshot

of the result page

Step 2 : Fill in registration form

Fill in all the questions and upload the screenshot of

your online training Entrance Test results from STEP 1

Click Submit

* Please note that shortlisted candidates will be notified via email for the next steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You will first need to complete our online Training Entrance Test and screenshot your results.
  • Fill in the application form and attach the screenshot of your test results.
  • If shortlisted, you will be invited for the next assessment stage which is a 2-day AI Bootcamp.
  • Upon completion of the bootcamp, shortlisted applicants will be given a contract offer for a 6-month AI Apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be stationed in either Skymind‘s Penang or Kuala Lumpur office. Apprentices will be notified of their placement upon completion of the 2-day AI Bootcamp based on their individual assessment results.

It will be done in person. Apprentices will need to be physically present in Skymind office for the 6-month duration.

Placement will be based on skills assessment and availability. All decisions made by Skymind are final and not negotiable.

Note: Some Apprenticeship intakes may be for a specific placement e.g. Penang.

There is a participation fee for the 2-day AI Bootcamp which is a prerequisite step prior to confirmation of apprenticeship. The fee is to confirm apprentices’ attendance and is non-refundable.

Yes, it is compulsory as it serves the following purposes:

  • Crash course to better prepare prospective apprentices for a technical role in Skymind.
  • Help provide an understanding of Skymind’s structure, the AI Apprentice programme as well as expected roles and responsibilities during the 6-month apprenticeship.
  • Help Skymind team better assess prospective apprentices’ skills and competencies for recommendation.

If unable to join, you will need to apply again for the next intake.

No, participants will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2-day bootcamp. However, food will be provided.

This will be subject to further discussion between apprentices and Skymind but will be approximately within 1-2 months after the 2-day AI Bootcamp.

Shortlisted participants will receive a legal document which outlines the terms and conditions of the AI Apprentice Programme after the completion of the Bootcamp.

For final year university students, Skymind has another programme pipeline under our AI Apprentice umbrella programme known as the AI Internship programme. Students will need to email us an official letter from their university as well as be willing to commit a minimum of 6 months for the internship period. Acceptance will be subject to skills assessment and placement availability.

  • A strong practical foundation for those who are interested in entering the AI workforce in the future.
  • Coaching and mentoring by experienced AI Engineers.
  • At the end of the 6-month period, Apprentices should have a better understanding and appreciation of the mechanics of running AI projects as a team and the career options available in AI.

Upon completion of the 6-month programme, apprentices will be given a training voucher worth RM10,000 for Skymind’s 12-day Deep Learning Certification programme. This certification is to prepare candidates for the role of an AI Engineer in particular in the area of Deep Learning. Upon passing the examination, candidates will receive a job offer from Skymind or any of its subsidiaries for the role of Junior AI Engineer with a starting salary of RM4,000.

Apprentices are not legally obligated to do so but Skymind would highly encourage all to join the Deep Learning Certification programme. After having gone through a 6-month apprenticeship with Skymind, apprentices will have the added advantage of getting hands-on experience in running AI projects as well as having been coached by experienced AI Deep Learning Engineers – both of which would serve them well in the 12-day Deep Learning Certification programme.

Empowering youths to build a better future

Apprentice Life at Skymind

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. From the basic (hygiene habits) to the more complex (employment, economic growth), it is something that we must face mask-on the best we can. One area of concern is the employment market. Both the emerging workforce and the current workforce are impacted by the pandemic. For fresh young graduates, securing a job is now made even harder by the fact that most companies are letting go staff, tightening their wallets and freezing hirings in efforts to ensure their business survival.

To help AI talents face this new job market landscape, Skymind recognises the need for continuous reskilling and upskilling to ensure skills remain relevant to current industry demands. We are always at the forefront of innovation and AI development, and one of our driving forces is the need to continuously reimagine what the future looks like. We welcome talents who share that same drive to be a part of the Skymind team and looking to reimagine the future.

The Skymind AI Apprentice programme is a specially designed on-the-job-rotation and training programme aimed at helping individuals jump-start their careers in Artificial Intelligence by narrowing any existing skills and knowledge gap. While participation is not limited to those from tech-related disciplines – we have had participants coming in with Physics and Mathematics background, programming knowledge and capability is a must (especially in Java and/or Python).

Shortlisted candidates will be offered a 6-month apprenticeship with Skymind where they will :

  Experience the various AI roles involved in the industry
  Get the chance to explore cutting-edge AI technology
  Be directly involved in running AI projects
  Learn how to design, test and deploy AI solutions
  Be mentored by an experienced deep learning engineer.

AI Apprentice Programme : Cohort 1​

Our first cohort of 19 apprentices were selected from 26 participants who were shortlisted from a total of 215 potential candidates.

They were first invited to participate in an AI Bootcamp which served as a crash course to prepare them for the 6-month apprenticeship.

Shortlisting was done based on their backgrounds, skills assessment as well as their ability to commit to a period of 6 months.

The AI Bootcamp for Cohort 1 was held on July 11-12, 2020 at Skymind City Campus located in Prangin Mall, Penang. Nineteen apprentices are currently undergoing their attachment at the Skymind Penang and KL offices.

Be An Apprentice

Our AI Apprentice programme offers the perfect blend of education and experience.

We are now open for November intake. Please follow the steps below to apply:

Step 1 : Complete online training entrance test

Register & log in at https://academy.certifai.ai

Click Assessment and select Training Entrance Test

Fill in the enrolment key :tet_AIApprentice2_2020

Answer 30 questions

Results will be produced immediately

Take a screenshot of the result page

Step 2 : Fill in registration form

Fill in all the questions and upload the screenshot of your online training Entrance Test results from STEP 1

Click Submit

* Please note that shortlisted candidates will be notified via email for the next steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You will first need to complete our online Training Entrance Test and screenshot your results.
  • Fill in the application form and attach the screenshot of your test results.
  • If shortlisted, you will be invited for the next assessment stage which is a 2-day AI Bootcamp.
  • Upon completion of the bootcamp, shortlisted applicants will be given a contract offer for a 6-month AI Apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be stationed in either Skymind‘s Penang or Kuala Lumpur office. Apprentices will be notified of their placement upon completion of the 2-day AI Bootcamp based on their individual assessment results.

It will be done in person. Apprentices will need to be physically present in Skymind office for the 6-month duration.

Placement will be based on skills assessment and availability. All decisions made by Skymind are final and not negotiable.

Note: Some Apprenticeship intakes may be for a specific placement e.g. Penang.

There is a participation fee for the 2-day AI Bootcamp which is a prerequisite step prior to confirmation of apprenticeship. The fee is to confirm apprentices’ attendance and is non-refundable.

Yes, it is compulsory as it serves the following purposes:

  • Crash course to better prepare prospective apprentices for a technical role in Skymind.
  • Help provide an understanding of Skymind’s structure, the AI Apprentice programme as well as expected roles and responsibilities during the 6-month apprenticeship.
  • Help Skymind team better assess prospective apprentices’ skills and competencies for recommendation.

If unable to join, you will need to apply again for the next intake.

No, participants will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2-day bootcamp. However, food will be provided.

This will be subject to further discussion between apprentices and Skymind but will be approximately within 1-2 months after the 2-day AI Bootcamp.

Shortlisted participants will receive a legal document which outlines the terms and conditions of the AI Apprentice Programme after the completion of the Bootcamp.

For final year university students, Skymind has another programme pipeline under our AI Apprentice umbrella programme known as the AI Internship programme. Students will need to email us an official letter from their university as well as be willing to commit a minimum of 6 months for the internship period. Acceptance will be subject to skills assessment and placement availability.

  • A strong practical foundation for those who are interested in entering the AI workforce in the future.
  • Coaching and mentoring by experienced AI Engineers.
  • At the end of the 6-month period, Apprentices should have a better understanding and appreciation of the mechanics of running AI projects as a team and the career options available in AI.

Upon completion of the 6-month programme, apprentices will be given a training voucher worth RM10,000 for Skymind’s 12-day Deep Learning Certification programme. This certification is to prepare candidates for the role of an AI Engineer in particular in the area of Deep Learning. Upon passing the examination, candidates will receive a job offer from Skymind or any of its subsidiaries for the role of Junior AI Engineer with a starting salary of RM4,000.

Apprentices are not legally obligated to do so but Skymind would highly encourage all to join the Deep Learning Certification programme. After having gone through a 6-month apprenticeship with Skymind, apprentices will have the added advantage of getting hands-on experience in running AI projects as well as having been coached by experienced AI Deep Learning Engineers – both of which would serve them well in the 12-day Deep Learning Certification programme.