Programme set by Software Development Companies

The ‘Job-Ready’ Programme is a practical course specifically designed for people wanting to get their first job in Software Development.  It is created and presented by experienced software developers and IT professionals, who share their knowledge, tips and tricks gained over many years within the industry.  The programme was started to help small groups gain the .NET development knowledge used in the commercial world.  The course has now been extended to cover the essential interpersonal skills you will need to succeed in your role as a software developer.  The combined effect of gaining ‘in-demand’ technical skills, improved communication skills and relevant project experience will ensure you stand out when meeting employers.

Participants are guided by experienced developers the entire way, and receive hands-on coaching, one-on-one mentoring and practical advice throughout a real-world commercial project.  This provides a unique opportunity to gain first-hand project experience throughout the SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle), including client meetings, analysing business requirements, specifying and designing solutions, coding, testing and support.

The job-ready programme provides real-world insights into working in the IT industry.  You will experience what it’s really like to work in the industry. You will learn key industry terms and communication techniques while building valuable personal industry connections.

We are here to assist with guidance in your personal job hunt, including assistance with CV preparation and interview techniques. Upon successful completion of the programme and internship you receive a reference letter to endorse your commercial project development experience while with us.


developer job ready Programme

Why move to C#

C# is simple especially when you have learnt other languages.

C# could get you a job more quickly in local market.

C# developers get paid higher due to skill shortage.

C# is popular, productive & powerful.

There are more jobs for C# skills.

design patterns

Why learn Design Patterns & Best Practise

It is common practise in commercial projects.

Commercial projects are not only results focussed but also takes future changes into account.

It is proven to solve recurring design problems.

It makes Apps more scalable, extensible and re-usability.

It ensures consistency in a development team.

You’ll use Abstract Factory, Singleton, DI IoC, Repositroy and so on.

Test Analyst Programme

Why move to Web App with ASP.NET/MVC

Too many jobs for ASP.NET/MVC.  It cannot be ignored!

It is a very popular web development architecture.

It forces developers to understand HTTP & HTML.

Developers get paid higher due to ASP.NET/MVC skill shortage.

110+ Stories of Developer Career Starters

Practical Skills Commercial Experience Build Connections Receive Reference
Help participants in a small group to gain software development knowledge used in the commercial world. The best way to learn is by doing it for real and you will experience so much more in real world project. You will sit down with IT CEO, Director, Manager, Testers, Senior Developers, and Career Direction. We will give you reference for the commercial project you are working on if the works meet the manager’s expectation.


This course is designed for

> Graduate job seeker looking for their first job opportunity
> Final-year student, international student or recent graduate from university
> IT professional who wants to make the switch to software development
> A motivated, aspiring software developer with a passion for IT
> An immigrant who previously worked in software development

  • NO teachers! But developers. We run sessions by software developers from work space.
  • NO books and theories! We focus on in-demand skills currently used in the commercial world.
  • NO assignments or marks! We focus on research and resolving commercial problems.

.NET, C# – Not C-hash

.NET Architectures, Application Models. The C# specification and characteristics. Tips & tricks.

Useful Libraries, TFS

How things done in the C# way. Useful libraries, APIs. Unit testing, Demo commercial production Code


The web development framework ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC vs From, ASP.NET MVC In-depth. IIS Web Server

Web Application

MVC in depth. HTML, Bootstrap, jQuery, Saas Model. Cookies, Sessions and Commercial Project Demo.

SQL & Objects

Database objects, modelling best practise, indexing, structure etc. Commercial Database Demo.

SSRS & SQL Services

SSRS Reporting Services, Integration Services, Analysis Services, Agent Jobs, Monitors and Logs.

Data & WCF Services

Entity Framework, Linq to Entities, Performance consideration, WCF Web Service, XML, SOAP.

System Integration

API Design and Security Consideration, Best practise in integration scenario. Commercial Integration Demo

During the sessions we invite guests from our partner IT companies to have close presentations with participants.
We invite the following guests from the IT industry to our sessions.
It is a great opportunities to meet, talk and build connections with them.
  • CEO from a reputable IT companies – Presents an executive view on IT career options and prospects.
  • IT Director who is regularly hiring software developers in Auckland – Presents a session on how to package yourself and what kind of people he hires.
  • IT Manager who manages large, well-known software projects in Auckland – Presents a manager’s perspective of the hiring process.
  • Senior Tester who works on Council projects – Presents a session on software testing. Discusses tips and tricks for managing the working relationship
  • Software Developer who has worked with multiple companies – Presents a session from the developers perspective; their first job, a typical work day, how he deals with tasks
  • Software Developer who is very experienced with C# and SQL – Presents a series of practical demonstrations and invites feedback and questions from participants.
  • Senior Database Administrator – Presents practical demonstrations and facilitates a discussion with participants.
  • Software Engineer – Who works across different teams within a large company
  • HR Professional – Presents a session where they share stories about finding the right job.
We also invite other software developers who are working on interesting projects and have skills that are in-demand, such as Mobile App Development, Web App Development and Robotics.

At Software Companies, programme participants will work on an internship on the commercial projects to enhance their practical, business-oriented development skills.  The projects are chosen to specifically match the skills that employers are currently looking for. Participants will be mentored by experienced developers throughout the project. Projects typically involve a selection of the following technology:

  • ASP.NET/MVC, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery
  • Web Service Integration
  • Mobile Apps

Description Duration Details
Practical Knowledge
Business and Soft-Skills
Meet IT Industry People and Networking
6 weeks
2 sessions + 1 tutorial per week
2 hours per session in the evenings
Each session we invite a guest from the industry. Some sessions are held at company offices e.g. Microsoft NZ.
Internship in Commercial Project(s)
Guided by Senior developers, PM, BA or QA
*Prerequisite: Option 1
2 to 3 months Using the skills learnt, participants get involved in commercial projects from our IT partners & industry connections. They are guided by senior developers or testers from commercial development teams. Past projects have utilised the latest and coolest technologies which are very in-demand within the market.

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