Microsoft Australia is very proud of the newly created Microsoft Traineeship Program, which aims to create a new, diverse pipeline of exceptional IT talent in Australia.
The pilot recently commenced with the first cohort of 38 trainees in Sydney in February 2019. These trainees will receive a Certificate IV in Information Technology and Microsoft Certifications with paid work experience. This combination of knowledge and experience will set students up to embark upon a successful career, as well as help address the technical skills shortage in Australia.
Working with strategic delivery partners MEGT, Prodigy Learning and TAFE NSW — as well as the network of Microsoft partners around the country such as oobe, KPMG and Veritec (just to name a few) — Microsoft aims to support 150 people in taking their first steps into a technology career in 2019.
For Microsoft partners and customers interested in hosting a Microsoft Trainee, this is an opportunity to get access to new and emerging talent from a diverse talent pool.
For aspiring trainees, this program provides an excellent foot-in-the-door to an exciting and rewarding career in IT.
The pilot program in Sydney has seen:
- Over 2500 applications submitted within 3 months of launching program
- Diverse talent pool of 38 trainees from various cultural, professional and personal backgrounds
- 40% female placements
- 14 host partner companies onboarded
Hear what our existing partners have to say about the program
We managed to find 3 candidates who were articulate and passionate, as well as embodying our firm’s values towards supporting the community. We are now well on our way to onboarding our trainees and putting together their learning plans with TAFE NSW.
Steven Wong, KPMG’s Director/Solutions Architect
We are excited to be providing [our trainee] with an opportunity to commence her working career at oobe. We look forward to her joining the team and enjoying the oobe culture. oobe will be able to provide her with a range of experience and skills that will assist her in becoming a leader in her chosen field in the years to come.
Trenae Buick, Office Manager, oobe
See what our Partners have to say:
Kelly Wilkes, MOQDigital (video)
Paul Sexstone, Experteq (video)