Fitz from Philippines has just secured his first developer job in Auckland. He shared his story with his experience of the Software Job Ready Programme at Industry Connect.

Congratulations Fitz, we’re so very, very happy for you landing your first developer job in Auckland. You’ve come a long way with us and you’ve had a bit of a journey… can you just share with everyone how you came to be with Industry Connect?

After landing here in New Zealand I took a one-year course, similar to ones back home. I already had experience as a software engineer back home with a C# background – I did a 4 year course – so after coming here I wanted to diversify my portfolio and go into web development. After taking the course my friends recommended Industry Connect to me, so I looked into it and I was really happy it was a web development course. After that I didn’t hesitate, I joined the course in May and started my internship in July.

That’s awesome, so it didn’t take very long really. There are a lot of people in the same boat you were in, so what would you say to someone who was looking to get into the IT market?  We know you had a hard time getting your foot in the door when it came to job interviews?

After I finished my course I started to look for jobs for maybe a month and it didn’t really go well for me. I didn’t have any local references or local experiences that I could put into my CV. I was really worried about that but then Industry Connect came to light. They offered commercial experience, and due to that, it really speed up finding a job. When I was applying for a job, I was able put references into my CV that are required by all employers and then after a few months I got a job.

Well congratulations again Fitz, we know that you’re going to be such an asset in the company that you’re going to be working for.


Fitz is just one example of how we can help foreign students take the next step in New Zealand and land their first developer job in Auckland.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about how we can help you.

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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