Preity arrived in New Zealand on a visitor visa in 2014, but of course like most people who come to New Zealand, she fell in love with the place and didn’t want to leave!

With a history in software development, it was easy enough to get a work visa. The real struggle began when Preity tried to find a job in software development.

“I started applying for jobs, and I don’t know why, but I didn’t get any responses. All negative responses, no positive responses,” she explains. “I knew then that to secure a job in New Zealand, it’s very important to have a New Zealand experience.”

Preity knew she didn’t have that experience, and so joined Industry Connect, hoping that we could help her find a job in software development.

“I joined Industry Connect and afterwards I joined Central Station as an intern. That’s when I started getting calls.”

And those calls have paid off, with Preity just securing her first job as a junior developer!

So, while she was here at Industry Connect, what kind of technical experience did Preity pick up?

“While I was here at Industry Connect, I learned, C#, AngularJS, Kendo UI. I also learned here SSRS, so yeah, lots!

“I also improved my communication skills so much and I think now, I’m more confident and I can please anything actually. If you want a job in software development in New Zealand, it’s good to join Industry Connect. At Industry Connect, you are not only getting skills but you are also getting experience which is mandatory in New Zealand to get an IT job.”

Congratulations once again to Preity, we wish you all the best in your new career in software development!

Find a job in software development with our help

There’s no one better in New Zealand to help you find your first job in software development than Industry Connect.

We’ve been working in the IT industry for over almost two decades, and know this business inside-out. We recognise that most IT employers don’t want to bother with the time and money it takes to “up-skill” a new employee, and would rather hire someone at that level to begin with.

We can get you to that level, so when it comes to your first job in software development, you’re already ahead of the pack. Here with us, you’ll be working with experienced developers and real clients. Here you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of the industry, gaining an understanding of how business works. With us you will work alongside other developers, both experienced and new Graduates like yourself, acquiring communication skills, both professionally and personally.

So if you’re having trouble finding a job in software development, then calling Industry Connect is the first step!

Contact us today to find out more. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What is Industry Connect?

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,
  • 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.

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