Turn your people skills into a tech career

Earlywork Academy is your fast-tracked ticket to a high-growth tech sales career

Applications close for our next program on 16th January 2023

Earlywork Academy

Turn your people skills into a tech career

Earlywork Academy is your fast-tracked ticket to a high-growth tech sales career

Applications close for our next program on 16th January 2023

Education and work have been disconnected for too long, so we’re doing something different.

By learning with Earlywork Academy, you’ll land a tech sales role, guaranteed.

Yep, that’s right. If you don’t land a job, you don’t have to pay.

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Learn the essentials of tech sales to smash your first role

Build core skills in prospecting, discovery and closing, with modules designed in partnership with top tech companies.

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Build the skills to land jobs for a lifetime

Learn practical job search secrets from those who've landed junior roles at Atlassian, Uber, AWS, Finder and SafetyCulture.

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Targeted introductions to top companies

You’ll have the chance to connect directly with our employer partners, who are top tech companies actively looking for early-career sales talent.

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Tech sales is the hidden pathway to a successful tech career

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A job with high earning potential

Tech sales salaries have jumped 12% year-on-year, attracting on average between $140,000 and $160,000 a year. (Think & Grow)

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Strong career progression

Starting your career in sales can lead you to closing deals with the world’s biggest enterprises, managing sales teams of hundreds, or defining the strategy for how new products go to market.

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An in-demand, future-proof skill

Sales is one of the three biggest roles in tech companies by headcount across APAC. As a revenue- generating role, it plays a critical function in the success of top tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce.

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Leverage your people skills in tech

84% of the tech companies we work with prefer sales candidates who have experience in people-facing roles. From retail to real estate, your ability to work with customers can be your superpower.

Build the sales skills companies actually need

Our cohort-based program consists of nine 2-hour, live, virtual sessions over three weeks, blending theory and practice.

We design our curriculum alongside top tech companies, and do the leg work to get you tailored introductions to managers hiring right now.

We've worked with top tech companies like...

You’re a good fit for Earlywork Academy if...

You have an energetic, ambitious attitude and hunger to learn

You have strong written & verbal communication skills

You are actively looking to land your first full-time role in tech

You have full working requirements in Australia

No specific education requirements

No specific work experience requirements

Earlywork Academy is not the right fit if...

You’re already working full-time in tech

You’re not willing to take on a full-time role

You don’t want to work in tech sales

You don’t have full working requirements in Australia

The Earlywork Academy Guarantee

Price: $5000 $1990 (exclusive discount for the first cohort)

Our programs are designed with your success in mind, so if you don’t land a tech job offer within 6 months of graduation, there’s a money-back guarantee.

Before you land a role, the only payment required is a $490 deposit at the start of the program.

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Our admissions process

Applications are marked on a rolling basis with limited spots available

Applications close: 16 January 2023
Program start date: 30 January 2023

Start Application

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Fill out the online application form. These are marked on a rolling basis.

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Complete an interview with our admissions director.

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If accepted, confirm your availability and pay your deposit*.

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Get ready for your first session on the 30th January 2023

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Find vetted, trained entry-level sales talent without the time sink

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Discover talent with a genuine passion for sales

We screen and interview a pool of candidates that is hungry to land their first job in tech sales

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Hire junior salespeople who hit the ground running

Bringing on the wrong junior talent means missing out on customers and leaving money on the table.

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Improve the diversity of your workforce

We believe the best sales teams are as diverse as their customers. That means gender, cultural background, educational background & more.

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Build a strong employer brand with early career talent

Have your brand featured alongside a program uplifting the next generation of sales professionals.

FAQs

What is Earlywork?

Earlywork is the largest tech and startup community for young people across APAC, bringing together over 5000 founders, investors and operators. Community members leverage our online community, Earlywork Village, to find their next job, their dream co-founder and network with others in the local startup ecosystem.

What’s the goal of Earlywork Academy?

Earlywork Academy runs a three-week, cohort-based, virtual program created to help folks land their first tech sales jobs. We’ll train you in a mix of core tech sales skills and job search skills, involving both theory and practice. On top of that, we’ll introduce you to top tech employers actively hiring entry-level sales talent.

For more information, you can request our course guide.

Who can apply?

No uni degrees and no technical experience required. If you love speaking to people and solving customer problems then you’ll be the right person for our program.

Note: this program is only available to those with Australian working rights, are open to taking a full-time role at the completion of the program - even if you’re still studying, and are keen on a tech sales role specifically.

You're a good fit for Earlywork Academy if:
- You have an energetic, ambitious attitude and hunger to learn
- Strong written & verbal communication skills
- Actively looking to land your first full-time role in tech
- Full working requirements in Australia

You're not a good fit for Earlywork Academy if:
- You’re already working full-time in tech
- You’re not willing to take on a full-time role
- You don’t want to work in tech sales
- You don’t have full working requirements in Australia

How does Earlywork Academy help me get a job?

Throughout the program, you’ll be trained in Earlywork’s end-to-end job search methodology across personal branding, LinkedIn profile design, resumes, cover letters, company research, cold outreach and interview techniques.

Leveraging this framework, we’ve helped candidates land roles at companies like Atlassian, Amazon and Eucalyptus. But the help doesn’t stop there. In partnering with tech employers, we’ll provide you tailored introductions to hiring managers at top companies actively hiring early-career sales talent.

You’ll also get access to personalised 1:1 mentoring from Earlywork team members to help you navigate your job search journey with confidence.

What are key program dates?

Applications are marked on a rolling basis. To secure your spot we recommend you apply well before the 16th of January cut off date.

28th November 2022 - applications open
16th January 2023 - applications close
30th January 2023 - program begins

How does the job guarantee and pricing work?

Earlywork Academy has a total price of $1990, with a $490 deposit prior to the program starting, and 3 instalments of $500 paid only after landing your role in tech.

If you don’t land a job offer in tech within 6 months of graduating from Earlywork Academy, you’ll get a full refund for your deposit, no strings attached.

Who's teaching the sessions?

Earlywork Academy's inaugural program will be delivered by Earlywork co-founder Dan Brockwell, leveraging sales experience he's built at Earlywork and Uber. You'll also get to hear from guest instructors who are top sales leaders in tech.

What is the time commitment?

Earlywork Academy runs a three-week intensive program that has nine sessions. These are held between Monday-Wednesday during the 6-8PM evening slot AEDT.

What if I can't make the sessions?

In order to best ensure job search success in the Earlywork Academy, it is expected that you attend all sessions. If you can't make a certain session, please let the team know ahead of time, as we tailor session formats based on the number of attendees.

There will be session recordings available for you to catch up on the content. Note that each session builds on the last, so it's vital that you do so in the event you miss an event.

Will sessions be recorded?

Yes, all sessions are recorded so you can review and watch them later. However, to maximise your opportunities to get tailored feedback and practice on core sales & job search skills, we strongly recommend that you participate in all sessions live.

Does Earlywork Academy run similar programs for other roles?

Earlywork Academy’s first program is specifically focused on tech sales. However, we intend to launch programs for other non-technical roles in future. If there’s a program you’d like to see, contact us!

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