Patika and Yemeksepeti started 3 bootcamps in total - in fullstack web development, iOS mobile development and Android mobile development. Yemeksepeti hired 33 developers in cohorts from these bootcams. Decrease in the recruitment and onboarding costs helped Yemeksepeti replace its traditional junior hiring processes with our bootcamp model.Download PDF
Founded in 2001, Yemeksepeti is the first and biggest online food order company in Turkey. As of May 2015, it was acquired by the world's biggest food ordering platform; Delivery Hero. Yemeksepeti has 60.000 contracted delivery restaurants across Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It has more than 20 million registered users.
Yemeksepeti called these bootcamps as Management Trainee (MT) Program and after a long time, welcomed new graduates and fourth-year students to the company. The goals of the bootcamps were to develop participants’ technical skills in line with the needs of Yemeksepeti, to improve social skills of participants and to create social bond between developers before hiring for improved loyalty and work performance.
Yemeksepeti traditionally had senior- and mid-level developers in the company; but recently decided to support its teams with junior developers for more effective use of time and resources.
However, there were certain challenges in hiring junior developers:
Our approach to alleviate the above concerns was as follows:
In 3 bootcamps, Patika and Yemeksepeti contributed to the developer ecosystem by providing high quality training to 75 new developers in total. Among these, 33 developers were hired directly by Yemeksepeti in cohorts!
Before we jump into Yemeksepeti team’s reflections, let’s hear from these participants themselves. Some participant comments and screenshot of their interactions on the Discord channel are below:
"Besides improving my technical skills, this bootcamphelped me organize my life better, determine priorities, and take responsibility. I pushed my limits and had the opportunity to see my potential."
"Before the bootcamp, I had thought that I knew many concepts of Android. But the training showed me that there are many fields and applications that I have never heard before. I gained a new vision thanks to this process."
"As a new graduate, the meetings we had with the Yemeksepeti teams taught me a lot. I learned what awaits me in the industry and what I should expect. In addition, getting training from Patika’s senior trainer helped us have an expert opinion and knowledge in .Net."