We are empowering and training highly educated refugees in the Netherlands to help them find employment in the fields of data and artificial intelligence.
SpikeUp AI is a foundation that focuses on helping highly educated refugees finding a career in data and artificial intelligence. The foundation offers training and capability building programs, plus an extensive network in the business environment to find internships, projects and jobs.
SpikeUp AI provides you with an environment where you can learn the hard skills necessary for your next adventure while advancing your interpersonal skills.
Our alumni on the job
1. Sign-up for the training
Sign up for the next training program. Make sure to check our application criteria before you submit your application. After your you’ve applied, we will review your application within 2 weeks and inform you if you have been selected for the intake interview or not. After the intake interview, we will inform you within 7-10 days whether you have been selected to the program.
2. Participate to the classes
We provide our trainees a self-paced, on-demand learning environment that is combined with 2-day online/in-person classes. The program is intense and requires 40 hour per week commitment by the students. The aim is to help prepare our trainees to get ready for an entry-level job by the end of 7 months.
3. Final Capstone Project
Demonstrate your skills by completing assignments and capstone project. This is the final step towards the end of our training program.
4. Get hired by companies
Connect with your dream employer through our network companies and kickstart your career as an intern or junior data professional. Our mentors will help you throughout your entire job-searching journey.
“ The goal of Spikeup AI is contributing to deal with two big challenges. On one hand, to support underprivileged groups to become and feel part of the society while on the other hand, to solve the shortage of data talent in the Dutch job market ”
“The goal of SpikeUp AI is contributing to deal with two big challenges. On one hand, It is an efficient approach to support underprivileged groups to become and feel part of the society while on the other hand, it solves the shortage of data talent in the Dutch labor market”
“The drive, eagerness and enthusiasm of Mehmet and all SpikeUp AI’s participants, clearly showed me the importance and added value of this initiative. Having so many motivated participants, I have no doubt that this could be of added value for organizations”
“Working together with SpikeUp AI has allowed us to gain more knowledge about the challenges of setting up a social business from the start. I am curious to see where their path goes and where they stand in a year or two from now.”