Once again Industry Connect have helped an immigrant land a job here in New Zealand.

Martin just secured his first contract as a software developer after joining our job-ready program.

Although he’s all smiles now, it wasn’t so easy arriving here from Latvia. In fact, Martin’s case is a great example of why having experience doesn’t always mean you can get a job.

Martin has a Master’s degree in computer science, and a decade of experience as a back-end developer. Yet despite this, he still hard a difficult time landing an interview, never mind jobs in New Zealand.

“When I came to New Zealand, I was trying to apply for jobs and I spent a couple months in Wellington,” Martin explains. “When I applied for any jobs, I just didn’t get any answer. They were always looking for someone who already has New Zealand experience.”

After months without success, Martin discovered Industry Connect. “I made my choice and I joined Industry Connect. I think it was the right decision.”

It certainly was. And does Martin have any advice for anyone possibly considering coming to Industry Connect?

“Just go hard,” he says. “And try of course! Join Industry Connect because they will provide you with new technologies and also you will have experience. I think is the most important thing, to have experience and Industry Connect are great with it.”

“You will pick up many technologies, and also working with people, and when you are sending your CV, they will see, ok, this guy already has experience in New Zealand, great. We should give him a call and learn more about him.”

Congratulations to Martin, and all the best with his new job!

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Martin is just one of the many people we have helped find jobs in the IT sector. If you would like to know more, or are interested in a particular program we offer, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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,
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  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
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  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

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