“I would definitely say, after I put the internship in my CV I started getting calls.”

We like to think we move fast here at Industry Connect, but having someone come in and leave with a new career in only 5 months is pretty special.

Gita did just that, having landed a new job as a test analyst right here in Auckland. We gave her a call to ask about her time with us and if she had any advice for other interns.

Congratulations on your new job as a test analyst Gita! Tell us, what was your background before joining Industry Connect?

Actually I have a bachelor’s in information technology and I have worked back in India, I have a more than five years of experience in manual testing.

After coming to New Zealand in 2018, I started looking for an IT role but I hardly got any calls. I was looking for a year and at the same time I was also trying for other jobs and I got a customer service role, so I just went and joined there.

I used to work late shift and then morning starts and then one of the weekends, so I always wanted to get into IT because I thought I had a good experience but I am totally new to automation. I was actually following Industry Connect from 2018 since I came to New Zealand, but I couldn’t join at that time.

After COVID I just wanted to move into IT without any delay, so I just joined Industry Connect. I know some friends were also in the program there and they all are now working in IT, in good companies.

So after coming to Industry Connect and MVP Studio I got to know more technology wise, I learned about a lot of tools and which I never knew but to be frank like yeah I could have done much better in the internship program but still I learned a lot and yeah I would definitely say after I put the internship you know in my CV I started getting calls.

Before this role like I went to like four to five companies for an interview and I was lucky enough to get one here in Auckland and it’s a permanent role, so I’m really thankful to MVP studio.

Would you recommend the internship to people?

I would definitely like to tell people about the internship program, here it’s completely technical, we learn a lot about the new tools you know, Cloud services, zoo DevOps, stuff like that, so the training was really good.

The six-week training was so really good, I should thank Kumar and then Amen. They thought about the spec flow BDD, so it was good. I would say in the internship we need to give the best which I was little bit lacking if I’m honest, but I was focusing more on the interview and how to prepare, stuff like that.  Finally got the role, and I’m very happy now because I was even open-minded about moving to somewhere else in New Zealand, even on a contract, but now I don’t need to relocate, I can stay with my family.

Well that’s fantastic news Gita, not just the new job as a test analyst, but the fact you got it here in Auckland and don’t need to move away from your family. Congratulations again!

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