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On August 1st and 2nd, Midrand-based company, Infoware Studios will conduct face-to-face interviews and technical assessments on graduates interested in taking up their six month internship programme in software development. Named Digital Geekaship by Infoware Studios, this internship initiative programme is set to start on the 14th of September 2015.

Driven by a passion to close the skills gap in the software development industry in South Africa, Infoware Studios CEO, Tania van Wyk de Vries had this to say, “we have realised over the years, that most companies hire developers soon after they graduate with the hope that they will bring to the table innovative ideas to better their products, only to realise that as confident as the graduates might be, they lack the training and experience to cope with the skills required by the corporate world. The employer feels robbed of their income and time because their employee doesn’t live up to their expectation. On the other hand, the employee feels they can’t do the job, feel unsupported and might end up leaving the industry all together.”

Van Wyk de Vries adds,“this is a sad reality that we would like to see changed. We have to close the skills gap urgently if we are to economically compete with the global world. We have to empower local talent to have the confidence to create solutions for African challenges, increase employment and ensure today’s youth contribute to the economic growth of this country.”

Infoware Studios has tried and tested their internship programme, as the Digital Geekaship has been running for the past two years, and they have seen it work in empowering graduates with both the technical and softer skills needed to thrive and contribute meaningfully in the modern work environment.

Undergraduates and graduates can apply to be a part of Digital Geekaship on www.digitalgeekaship.co.za/, and must make time for the following requirements:

Filling in the online application form and uploading their CV.

Book a date and time for a face-to-face interview.

Book a date and time for a practical technical assessment.

Who can apply for this internship?

The requirements to apply for Digital Geekaship are as follows:

Be between the ages of 21 – 25.

Have African citizenship.

Be able to speak, read and write in English.

Must have completed a tertiary IT or Engineering qualification (degree, diploma A+ and N+).

Need practical work experience to complete a tertiary IT or Engineering qualification (degree, diploma A+ and N+).

Show readiness to enter the job market.

There are only 50 spots available for the current intake so applicants are encouraged to act fast.


For more information and application forms, please visit www.digitalgeekaship.co.za.

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