In the dynamic world of Information Technology, where evolution is the norm and adaptability is key, individuals like Dilhani Hemachandra stand out as shining examples of ambition and perseverance. Dilhani’s journey from enrolling in a Test Analyst Job Ready Programme to securing a coveted role as a QA Engineer exemplifies the power of dedication, continuous learning, and hands-on experience.

Dilhani took time to share with us about her journey, what she got from the 6-week job-ready programme, the internship and the workshops on CV/Cover letter writing etc.

Embracing Growth Opportunities

Dilhani embarked on her professional journey with a clear vision: to enhance her skills, particularly in test automation, and to immerse herself in the IT environment to gain valuable experience. The Test Analyst Job Ready Programme provided her with the perfect platform to realize these aspirations. Structured over six weeks, the program offered a comprehensive curriculum ranging from basic to advanced QA knowledge, complemented by hands-on experience with industry-standard tools.

Structured Learning for Success

One of the program’s key strengths lay in its well-organized internship, tailored to accommodate individuals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. Dilhani found the internship tasks and guidance instrumental in honing her professional skills. Through practical assignments and regular meetings, she gained invaluable insights into the real-world dynamics of the IT industry, preparing her for the challenges ahead.

Navigating the Job Search Landscape

For Dilhani, the job search process posed its own set of challenges, particularly in securing the first interview. However, armed with the knowledge and experience gained from the program, she navigated this hurdle with confidence. By meticulously crafting her resume based on the program’s instructions and leveraging her newly acquired skills, Dilhani swiftly made her mark, earning her spot in the competitive job market.

Harnessing Skills for Success

The journey didn’t end with securing the interview; Dilhani recognized the importance of continuous learning and adaptability in her new role. The automation tasks and insights into agile processes acquired during the program played a pivotal role in her professional growth. Armed with this knowledge, she seamlessly transitioned into her role as a QA Engineer, equipped to tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving IT landscape.

Words of Wisdom

Reflecting on her journey, Dilhani offers valuable advice to aspiring QA analysts. She emphasizes the importance of a proactive approach, advocating for continuous learning, research, and hands-on experience. Remaining abreast of industry trends and tools is paramount, she notes, underscoring the significance of industry connect programs and internships in paving the path to success in IT.


Dilhani Hemachandra’s journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring professionals in the field of Quality Assurance. Through dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to continuous learning, she not only achieved her career goals but also emerged as a testament to the transformative power of structured learning and hands-on experience. In a world where adaptability is paramount, Dilhani’s story is a testament to the limitless possibilities that await those willing to embrace change and pursue their passions relentlessly.

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