Degree or coding skills not a must to get hired by Apple: Tim Cook

  • November 28, 2023

In a new interview with singer Dua Lipa, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, provided some insights into the qualities he believes are needed for prospective Apple employees. Aside from the conventional requirements of degrees and coding skills, Cook highlighted the importance of collaboration, curiosity, and creativity in forming Apple’s different work culture.

Cook stressed that college degrees and knowing how to code aren’t always necessary when asked what kind of skills someone would need to work at Apple. He said, “We hire people from all walks of life. Some have college degrees, some don’t. We have people that code, people that don’t.”

Even though Apple hires a lot of employees who don’t know how to code or don’t code regularly, Cook suggested that everyone should still get to know how to code. “I think coding is a form of expressing yourself. It’s the only global language we share.”