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Become an Apprentice Product Manager (APM)

Our Apprentice Product Manager (APM) program is dedicated to developing the next generation of product leaders. During our 12-month APM program, you’ll gain the skills you need to become a product manager, while working alongside some of the best in the business.

If you’re new to the workforce or an aspiring product enthusiast looking to switch careers, this is a great opportunity for you. As an APM, you’ll work with our engineers, designers, and data scientists to build impactful products that empower entrepreneurs everywhere. Come join us to make the future of commerce better for everyone!

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Shopify is redefining commerce and entrepreneurship. This program is where our senior product leaders begin their journey.

—Carl Rivera, VP Product

Learn more about Shopify’s APM program.

Peer groups & group mentorship

You’ll be paired with a small group of peers to grow alongside. You’ll collaborate, ask questions, and support each other. You will also have access to a seasoned Product Manager to help your group reach its full potential.

Formal learning program

Get the opportunity to build foundational knowledge of the product management craft by learning and growing with true experts. This program is a blend of formal learning and on-the-job training.


Join 7,000+ folks doing their best to make a difference. We’re a team of independent thinkers, collaborators, and people eager to make an impact.

Future growth

Upon successful graduation from the program, you’ll be eligible to continue as a full-time product manager at Shopify.

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You might be a great fit for our APM program if you:

Are an aspiring product manager with less than one year of experience or looking to make a career switch (no previous product experience required)

Are eligible to work in the US and Canada and will reside in North America for the duration of the program

Have a growth mindset and can think in systems

Always try to understand why things work the way they do, and what could be improved

There are no academic requirements for this program. Whatever your background, if the role sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply.

The process

From submit to success

1. Apply

Submitting a completed application is the first step in the process.

2. Your Growth Journey

Prospective APMs will be invited to a Growth Journey interview with a Shopify recruiter. The Growth Journey Interview is a 45 min, conversation-style interview with a recruiter. The best way to prep is to spend some time thinking about experiences that have been formative to the point you’re at today.

A word of advice from more introverted folks at Shopify: This part can be as personal as you want it to be. Get technical, if that’s where your passions live.

3. Case Interview

Candidates moving beyond the Growth Journey interview will have one final interview with the Shopify team. You’ll be informed ahead of time what you need to prepare.

4. Decision

Time to celebrate! Successful candidates are placed on teams based on their interests, skills, and experiences. Each placement is done individually and with significant consideration.

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Upcoming events

Attending one of our events is a great way to learn more about Shopify’s APM program. Sign up for notifications and we’ll remind you when an event is coming up!

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