Forward Career Accelerator

Helping KSA's top talents launch incredible careers

The program

What is it?

The Forward Career Accelerator is an AstroLabs initiative offering Saudi graduates early career opportunities in international companies and regional VC-funded startups expanding to Saudi Arabia.

Here’s your chance to secure an entry-level job in one of these companies and kick-start your career into a journey of fast growth and personal development.

Your profile

Who is it for?

This program is designed for early career KSA nationals with 0-4 years of work experience. If you’re an ambitious achiever, passionate about growth and looking to accelerate your career progression, this opportunity is for you. Here’s what we’re looking for:

An impressive academic track record

Fluency in written and spoken English

A passion for learning and self-improvement

Internships or previous work experience are a plus

How does it work?

  1. Apply: Tell us why you’re the best candidate for this opportunity
  2. Take the test: Take an English and digital skills assessment
  3. Get trained: Join curated sessions by AstroLabs Academy to get you even more ready for your first job
  4. Join our English for Business Workshop: Learn everything you need to know about professional communication. Get insights into summary writing that will tell recruiters all they need to know about you and what you are passionate about
  5. Register to our talent database: Increase your chances of finding your dream job by joining our Talent Community
  6. Become Employer ready: Register to our CV writing workshop and interview tips webinar
  7. Start your new job: Find your match and start your new job
The outcome

What are we offering?

Entry-level positions in great international companies and regional VC-funded startups expanding to Saudi such as:, Bayut, WPP, and many others

Up-skilling opportunities through AstroLabs Academy: accepted candidates will be offered free access to a selection of our open academy classes to sharpen their digital and data skills

Lifetime AstroLabs Alumni membership: offering you continuous learning and networking opportunities, job openings, access to alumni-only events with some of the region’s most impressive digital, tech and entrepreneurship leaders

Our Courses

Digital Marketing Certification Course

Learn how to build a complete marketing strategy and launch campaigns across most important digital channels to become a certified digital marketer.

Start with SEO Course

Learn how to make your website SEO-optimized and make sure all those searchers find YOU and not your competitors.

Practical Data Analysis for Business Course

Leverage the Power of Data Analysis Without Needing to Learn to Code.

Coding and Computer Science Bootcamp

Learn beginner and advanced coding at the region's largest Coding Bootcamp, and become a full stack developer in no time.

Social Media Bootcamp

Learn how to create social media strategy or content calendar, and how to get higher ROI from this channel.

Data Science & Machine Learning Course Bootcamp

Learn data science, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) through our comprehensive and practical data science course.

Intro to Python

Basics of Data Science & Data Scraping - Learn the basics of Python from scratch, get an intro to Data Science and practice by learning automation and scraping.

Some of the companies we helped expand to KSA

Current openings

Examples of job opportunities currently available

Data Acquisition Engineer



AstroLabs Talent is currently working on an exciting project with a deep tech AI company in Riyadh, who is looking for a Data Acquisition Engineer to join their growing team in KSA. As a Data Acquisition Engineer, you will mainly be responsible for f...

How we fast-track career growth at AstroLabs

Got my first job offer through AstroLabs community, a place full of exposure and development opportunities!

Yousef Al-Rashid
Business Analyst at Oliver Wyman

About Forward KSA

The Forward Career Accelerator is the third initiative by Forward KSA—a digital skills capability development initiative in Saudi Arabia spearheaded by AstroLabs since 2019. Since then, AstroLabs has helped more than 100 tech and digital companies scale to Saudi Arabia, and we’re expecting to double that number in 2021. Our Talent Team works closely with these companies - as well as others already established in the Kingdom - to support their team growth.

Over the course of the program, we trained over 1,000 Saudis in topics such as business model validation, market sizing, digital marketing, legal advisory, fundraising, scaling up and growth, building teams, and pitching best practices.

In December 2019, 17 startups graduated from the Forward KSA Accelerator, a three-month program designed for the highest potential startups in the Kingdom to gain exposure from top mentors and instruction that would help them scale up.

In 2021, we are looking to place more than 200 KSA graduates in high-growth startups and international companies scaling to Saudi Arabia.

Ready for your next big move?

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