Fiserv and Multiverse Launch Apprenticeship Program to Drive Innovation for Small Businesses

A Multiverse apprentice works on a computer

Apprentices will work as Software Engineers and operations professionals for Clover, a leading business management and point-of-sale system from Fiserv, learning the skills needed to jump-start engineering careers, tuition-free, while earning a full-time salary.

Fiserv and Multiverse are partnering on a new apprenticeship program that will train aspiring engineers in New York and New Jersey to build innovative technology that supports the success of America’s 33 million small business owners.

Designed for individuals who do not have a traditional four-year degree, the 15-month, free training program will provide apprentices with technical and durable skills needed to launch successful careers.

The apprentices will focus on Clover, a business management and point-of-sale system used by more than 600,000 small businesses globally. Clover technology includes purpose-built hardware and software which helps solve common challenges faced by businesses, including accepting payments in-store and online, scheduling staff, tracking sales and inventory in real time, and growing customer loyalty. Built on an open platform, Clover is also a conduit between small businesses and the developer community, which has built more than 500 apps that run on the Clover platform to further enable small business success.

The apprenticeship program will advance an ongoing commitment from Fiserv to work with organizations that provide connections to underrepresented populations and to recruit diverse talent. Maintaining a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion, Fiserv recognizes and creates opportunities to utilize talent, skills, and perspectives in its workforce.

Will Karczewski, Chief Operating Officer, Clover from Fiserv: “At Fiserv, we are proud to champion diversity by building inclusive teams that reflect the communities, markets, and clients we serve. Few communities are more diverse than the small businesses that our apprenticeship program with Multiverse will support. We look forward to seeing these talented young professionals grow their career at Clover and to experiencing the meaningful impact they will have as Clover’s technology helps small businesses across the globe succeed.”

Noel Covarrubias, an engineering apprentice said: “I went to a college but felt like I wasn’t necessarily learning what I needed to be a successful programmer. I began to look at other career paths to break into tech, then I discovered Multiverse apprenticeships that enable you to learn on the job. Already I've learned so many great skills in the boot camp like JavaScript and Recursion, which are helping me as I start as an engineering apprentice for Clover."

Sophie Ruddock, VP and GM of Multiverse North America said: “The software engineering apprenticeship program at Fiserv will provide local talent with a new career pathway to great technology roles. Fiserv’s investment in our world-class training and tailored development program highlights the importance of applied and skills-based learning to enrich the technology workforce as well as the apprentices' future careers.”

Through the software engineering program, apprentices will:

  • Learn technical skills to contribute across the entire software development lifecycle; designing, developing, testing, and deploying full-stack software applications.
  • Choose a specific track to set them up for success in a role in either front-end or back-end engineering, including learning languages and tools such as React, Javascript, Node.js, SQL, and Advanced HTML/DOM.
  • Have an opportunity to explore a specialty area, like mobile or web development, participate in hackathons, and work on a project portfolio throughout the program.
  • Receive personalized coaching from an expert throughout the program and join a community of over 9,000 current and former Multiverse apprentices.

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