Programme set by Software Development Companies

The ‘Job-Ready’ Programme is a practical boot camp 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.


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.


>  Learn testing and analysis skills used in business(Never taught at schools)
>  Gain commercial work experience by getting involved in large scale, reputable projects in Auckland
>  Receive a reference for the work you deliver
>  Be offered opportunities for employment through our channel partners
>  Learn soft skills and how to handle people in development team.
>  Meet great IT people from reputable companies and build valuable industry connections.
>  You will also learn some programming stuff such as SQL, C#, Java.

Test Design & Planning Design test cases for the system
Functional, Regression and Integration Functional, Regression testing strategies and executions.
Automation testing experience Utilise Selenium, jMeter tools to build automated testing plans
SQL, C#, Java & Source Code Repository Learn some practical OO programming languages that are used in the testing tools
Tools SoapUI, Fiddler, Charles, Visual Studio, TestComplete, TestStudio
Agile – Scrum Learn Agile – Scrum methodology and Learn communication skills with Developers & QA managers
Projects & Work Experience You will be part of the testing team at our partner’s companies

Applicants should meet at least one of the following minimum criteria:
  • Have completed an IT/Computer related course or self-study programming language course or testing, business analysis papers or
  • Be passionate about software development, be honest and determined to choose IT as their chosen career, or
  • Have a great attitude towards learning and get along well with people.
Following receipt of a completed application form, Industry Connect will interview you in person to determine whether your application can be accepted on the basis of its entry requirements. Industry Connect may in its sole discretion determine whether any applicant meets its entry requirements.

In a nutshell, the programme lasts for 3 months or until you’ve found a job(*Conditions Apply). We even support people after job found. We are creating a network of people with common goals and interests. For accepted candidates, an initial payment is required.
Description Duration Details
Practical Knowledge
Business and Soft-Skills
Meet IT Industry People and Networking
6 to 8 weeks
2 sessions 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.
Get involved in Commercial Project(s)
Guided by Senior developers, PM, BA or QA
*Prerequisite: Option 1
2 to 3 months or until job found 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.

Software Developer Programme

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