Please note: Since WordPress is primarily built using PHP, to be selected for WordPress engineers training you must have decent PHP programming skills. We only train with WordPress. PHP you should learn yourself.

About rtCamp

rtCamp is a WordPress Consultancy providing solutions to household names like Google, Facebook, IndianExpress, Al Jazeera, Isha Foundation, HCL, Rotimatic, and many more.

We have been recruiting directly from campuses across India ever since 2015. With over 12 years of experience working primarily in the WordPress space, we have been running a WordPress Training Program that is free of cost and open for anyone to use. In fact, we offer fully paid training without any corporate bond or lock-in.

In rtCamp, we are looking for folks having strong computer science and web development fundamentals. Your knowledge and passion for open source matter more than your grades and/or degree. Dropouts, students with backlogs are more than welcome!

Selection Process

The selection process involves three stages in the following order:

  1. MCQ Quiz — To test your web development fundamentals. This quiz will give us a good idea about your web fundamentals.
  2. PHP Assignment — Unless you have worked on a complex PHP project before, you will require to solve one of the programming challenges.
  3. Technical Interview — Based on your MCQ and PHP programming challenge performance, your technical interview slots will be scheduled. In this round, we verify your MCQ quiz answers as well as PHP assignment logic for obvious reasons.

Only you cross these steps, you will be offered to join our training program.

Training Program for WordPress Engineers

This is a full-time training program for 6 months during which you will learn WordPress engineering skills that some of the biggest publishers, businesses, and governments across the world use. This training program is carefully designed by rtCamp’s own senior engineers and focuses on the overall development of individuals with various cutting-edge technologies to meet industry demands.

You will be paid a fixed monthly salary during the training program. By all means, training is akin to full-time employment that includes common benefits such as health insurance, paid leaves, among other perks.

Currently, we have three training batches scheduled for October 2021, January 2022 and July 2022. But if you have some reasons to join in between, we will try our best to accommodate on case-by-case basis.

Career Progression

Since this will be full-time training with exposure to real-world client and open source projects, you will get a salary as a normal engineer would have.

Your career will start as WordPress Engineers (Trainee) and progress to be WordPress Engineer → Senior WordPress Engineer → Engineering Manager and from there if you wish, you can aim for more leadership roles within rtCamp over the years.

As a WordPress Engineers (Trainee), during your training or anytime during your stint with rtCamp you are more than welcome to switch to any other internal roles such as project management, client-facing sales/marketing role. etc.

Most importantly, there is no lock-in or any kind of bond which forces you to spend X years at rtCamp. You can quit training midway. As well as you can finish the training and join some other business within the WordPress ecosystem or anywhere outside. And no, you don’t need to pay back any training cost to rtCamp in case of separation.

All we expect is that you continue contributing to open source projects for the rest of your life, no matter where you go. Of course, this is not legally binding.

Prerequisites

You can apply and be selected at rtCamp irrespective of your stream of education, have active backlogs, or have even decided to drop out from the formal education system!

We have listed a few skills below that would be critical for you to be successfully selected in the WordPress Engineers (Trainee) role at rtCamp.

Must Haves

  • Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals and web/internet/client-server networking
  • PHP programming skills
  • Decent knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL
  • Version control software such as git
  • Architectural concepts such as background job processing

Good to Have

  • Knowledge of WordPress plugin and theme development
  • Package managers such as composer
  • Experience with web servers e.g. Nginx, Apache
  • Unit testing frameworks
  • Some understanding of hardware (CPU, RAM, Motherboard, etc)

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive training to work on WordPress?

Upon selection, you will receive full-time training and mentorship during which will learn WordPress engineering skills that some of the biggest publishers, business and governments across the world use.

Can I take the test at night or any other time of my convenience?

Yes, the test is self paced and can be taken at any time of your convenience.

Will I receive an experience letter for the time I am working with rtCamp?

rtCamp is registered in India and the US. We are fully compliant with the local laws and you will receive all the necessary documents associated with your employment.

How many attempts can I take to clear the test?

Earlier we had no limit which was abused by some people. So starting June 15, we have added one (1) attempt limit for every student.

Do I have to sign any employment bond?

No. There is no lock-in or any kind of bond which forces you to spend X years at rtCamp. You can quit training midway. As well as you can finish the training and join some other business within the WordPress ecosystem or anywhere outside. And no, you don’t need to pay back any training fees or penalties to rtCamp in case of separation.

Will I have to come to office regularly?

No, rtCamp is a fully distributed company with folks from all over the world!

Can I take time off for my exams?

Yes, absolutely! We understand that academics have their own importance and we will extend our complete support so that you have enough time to prepare and excel!

Can I take the offer now and join next year after completing graduation?

Absolutely, rtCamp is always hiring! We love your enthusiasm and will await your joining to welcome you to the rtFamily.