Finding a job in the IT sector can be a real challenge, especially if you have no experience. And of course, you can’t get experience without a job. It’s the old Catch 22 that has graduates pulling their hair out in exasperation.
But fear not! There is a way to get out of this vicious cycle; an internship.
An internship will provide work experience to students, post graduates and even people considering changing careers entirely. Below we’ve listed the main reasons why you should seriously consider an internship in software development with Industry Connect.
Gain Priceless Work Experience
An internship in software development will provide the opportunity to gain hands on work experience that you simply won’t get in a classroom setting. You’ll be very lucky to find a company that will hire someone straight out of university without any experience. An internship with Industry Connect will give you the experience you need to at least be noticed by any potential employer.
Have An Edge In The Job Search
Any potential employer will usually be more concerned with your work experience than your qualifications. An internship in software development with us is the perfect way to get the work experience you need. Many employers specifically state on their job listings that an internship is needed to even reach the interview stage.
Find A Job Waiting At The End
A good way to think of Internships is to think of them as a really long job interview. Here at Industry Connect we have a significant proportion of our staff made up from previous Interns. Full time workers who came to us through the internship in software development that we offered. And many of our other interns went on to work for our partners in the industry.
Decide on your career path
The world of IT is a huge one, and there are many different careers available to you. An internship in software development is a great way to test the water and see if this is the right path for you. Our intern programme offers many different subjects, so if you’ve trained in Java, but find that iOS App Development is for you, then this is the time to try different waters without committing.
Get to meet the people who matter
Knowing someone is half the battle when it comes to landing a job. An internship in software development is the perfect way to get to meet people in the industry, and more importantly let them get to know you. It never hurts knowing someone who’s in a position to employ, recommend or even just put down as a reference.
Use your knowledge and Gain Confidence
There’s a big difference in what you learn sitting in a classroom and using that knowledge in the real world. Our internship in software development is a great way to show that you’ve taken in what you were taught and that you can apply it in a work environment. This not only adds to your confidence, but your resume too. And when you go for an interview, you’ll have no problems saying “Yes, I can do that.” And unlike those without experience, you’ll be able to back it up with examples!
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.