Once again Industry Connect has helped an immigrant who was struggling to find work here in New Zealand land their first job in the IT industry.
Mamta is now a Business Intelligence & Analytics Developer, and before she left us to start her new job, we sat down and asked her about her time with Industry Connect as an IT intern.
First of all, congratulations on the new role! Tell us Mamta before you came to Industry Connect what was your experience internationally and also why did you decide to come to Industry Connect when you reached New Zealand?
I got married and after that I came to New Zealand. After securing my work visa I was looking out for a job but actually it was very difficult for me to get a job because I had analysed market trends in New Zealand, and that to get a job you should have a local experience. So to get a local experience I got to know about Industry Connect online and then I decided to enroll myself with Industry Connect. Soon after I started working here as an IT intern.
And while you were here working here as an intern what kind of experience and technical skills did you pick up along the way?
And you mentioned the technical skills but outside of the technical skills what kind of soft skills did you pick up along the way here on your internship?
After I came to Industry Connect it gaves me a lot of confidence in not only improving my technical skills but also my soft skills, basically in my communications. I also got exposure to New Zealand work culture, what managers would expect and what should be my attitude, that kind of stuff. I learned here and it really benefited me a lot.
Well it’s good to hear that you benefited so much from that, but for someone who was considering doing Industry Connect and was on the fence about whether or not to do it what would your advice to them be?
I strongly recommend them to join Industry Connect and for the people who are really migrating from overseas countries so that they can get a local experience, they can get exposure of New Zealand work culture and that will help them to get a job full time, permanent job here.
Awesome. Well congratulations Mamta on the new role and we wish you the best for the future.
What is Industry Connect?
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.