At the start of 2017, Cogito Group introduced an internship program for regional Australians to gain experience in the IT industry. This program is to assist those who live in regional areas of Australia and don’t have access to the same opportunities as those who live in a capital city. The internship is aimed at those who are currently studying at a regional TAFE or University; or have recently completed a course and are interested in cyber security.
Jared Evans, from Alstonville NSW, was Cogito Group’s first intern in January 2017. “The internship was probably one of the best things to happen for me. I went from an area with no real IT job opportunities to Canberra. Jumping into development work after orientation was a great learning curve, and my supervisor was helpful to make sure I was going along fine”. Jared explained how completing this internship ensured that he was choosing the right career for him “The internship was a surefire way for me to be sure this was the path I wanted to go down.”
After Jared’s 4 week internship, he continued his employment with Cogito Group and has now been a valued employee for almost 12 months.
Richard Brown, Managing Director of Cogito Group, explains why he wanted to provide this opportunity, “I grew up in regional NSW and understand how difficult it is to gain experience because of your location. We started this internship program so students, and also those who have finished their degree, can gain an insight into the industry and see if IT and Cogito Group is a good fit for them”
Cogito Group is offering another internship in 2018 for regional students. The internship will provide travel and accommodation assistance for the successful candidate. To view the job description and all of the benefits to this internship, click here.
If you are interested in advertising this position or would like to apply please contact [email protected]