Every week one of our program graduates comes back to say they’ve just landed their first job in New Zealand, and it’s all thanks to us!
Take a look at how Industry Connect helped these people, and how we can help you too.
Martin had a Masters and 10 years experience, but still couldn’t find a job in New Zealand.
We’re so happy here for Martin, who came from Latvia to New Zealand, and thought with his experience and qualifications, he should have no problem finding a job.
Unfortunately, even with a decade of experience in programming, not to mention a Masters in Computer Science, Martin still couldn’t find work here.
“I spent a couple of months in Wellington and applied for many jobs, but I just didn’t even get an answer,” Martin says. “Even if I did get an answer, they always wanted someone with experience in New Zealand, so I made my choice and called Industry Connect.”
If Martin has any advice for people thinking of coming to Industry Connect it would be this:
“Just go. Go hard and try. They will provide you with technology, and ultimately you will have experience, and this is the most important thing, to have experience.”
Jane called Industry Connect after struggling to find a job
Jane just secured a job as a BI Developer, but it wasn’t all plain sailing.
After immigrating from Singapore with her family, she struggled to find work.
“Back in Singapore I was a business analyst,” Jane explains. “When we came here I found it hard to get a job because the tools we used in Singapore are not commonly used here in New Zealand.”
“Then there’s also this New Zealand experience which I don’t have – it seems like a spoken requirement here.”
“I was struggling to find a job, and then I finally decided after many months to upskill, and to maybe find some way to do an internship.”
“That’s when I found Industry Connect, and they had a testing program that would fit me as well, and they also had a business intelligence program, so I went in.”
“I also picked up a lot of knowledge through the program, despite having years of experience back in Singapore,” says Jane. “Through the software agnostic program I’ve learned about C sharp and selenium, and then in web dev testing.
“In the BI program I picked up SQL Server and power bi which is really very helpful.”
“My advice to anyone thinking of joining Industry Connect is whether you have experience or not, if you’re having a difficulty and looking for a job – and of course I’m looking for a job is really difficult and stressful – it’s a good it’s a good option to upskill and to be busy with an internship which is offered by Industry Connect.”
If you’re having trouble finding a job, or even getting a reply, then take a look at our job-ready programs, and see which one is right for you.
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.