SovTech launches graduate program
To further the number of qualified graduates with practical experience in the tech industry, SovTech has launched a 6-month full-time graduate program that will see the firm taking on graduates across several disciplines over a 6-month period.
What is the SovTech graduate program?
The SovTech graduate program is a paid, non-linear learning opportunity and will not take a typical academic approach. It is geared towards young professionals (preferably with a qualification or studying towards one) who are entering the industry for the first time and is driven by mentorship, on-the-job experience and engagement with professionals who have years of experience across Software, Business Development and Design. The programme duration is six months with the possibility of full-time employment, should the graduate prove to match our standards of excellence.
There is a vast shortage of skilled candidates with adequate work experience in South Africa and we are doing our part to help bridge that gap. This program will focus on developing technology skills such as coding, data analytics and software or application development, as well as soft skills such as problem-solving, creativity and communication skills.
Our Graduate Program will take place over six months and we are searching high and low for passionate, ambitious, recently graduated individuals that see themselves growing within the Tech space, whether it be in:
– Software Engineering
– UI/UX Design
– Sales & Marketing
– Business Operations
While important, we don’t solely look at academic results for consideration to join the program.
“We are looking for candidates who are keen on innovation, possess great people and communication skills and show potential in business acumen that resonates with the SovTech culture”, says Gerald Neves, SovTech CEO.
The graduates will be appointed discipline-specific mentors to ensure their development in all required proficiencies during the length of the program.
In some cases, the students will go through a rotational setup thereby wearing many hats during their tenure at the company. There will be a continuous evaluation of their performance as they go through the program.
This programme will be a practical, mentored, hands-on first-job environment where we hope to teach the selected graduates the foundations of the tech industry and how to effectively grow and use their skills. We believe that it is our responsibility as a longstanding industry player, to find and grow talent and that a graduate programme of this nature is a solid foundation that is needed in the country.
What we are looking for
- You are a recent Graduate passionate about Technology and eager to be a part of a dynamic, growing company
- You must be based in Johannesburg
- You are self organised, a good communicator & you feel aligned with our company values below
- You are driven and eager to learn
- You are able to commit to a 6 month Graduate Program
Benefits of the graduate program
- Mentor support for the duration of the program
- Project diversity and the opportunity to take on real responsibility
- Potential job placements after the program ends
- Structured rotation
- Continued support
What training can I expect?
We are looking to fill our graduate program with candidates we can develop as future leaders of the business and industry altogether. The training you receive will well be structured, industry-specific, and include plenty of one-on-one mentoring. We have an open culture and you will have access to management and executive staff, their knowledge, as well as the opportunity to network with internal and external stakeholders which is invaluable.
The program will include professional development opportunities not limited to your specific discipline. This graduate program isn’t just about training and isn’t an internship. You will be given the same responsibilities and opportunities to showcase your work as other full-time staff members – maybe even more if you are training for management positions.
How to apply
We only consider online applications for this program. You should apply on this link only and we will get in touch.
The graduate program is for the Johannesburg office only for now.
SovTech is a custom software development company providing complete software design and development service. We design, build, deploy and maintain innovative custom software that allows our clients to start, run and grow world-class businesses. We believe technology will be at the core of businesses of the future. We aim to connect businesses across all industries to innovative software, technological development, solutions and services, in a manner that’s faster, easier and better than ever before. To date, we are operating across continents and have offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Dubai.
SovTech’s expertise lies in
- Custom Software Development
- Mobile & Cross-Platform App Development
- Product & Interface Design
- Dedicated Software Development Teams
- Elite Cloud Hosting
- Software & App Maintenance
These six months of self-discovery could improve your chances of following the career you’ve always wanted.
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