WeThinkCode_ seeks partners to place interns through its SME Placement Programme

By: WeThinkCode_
 
JOHANNESBURG - Nov. 23, 2020 - PRLog -- WeThinkCode_ is seeking small and medium company partners to join its SME Placement Programme, which places its students as interns in partner companies during their work placement period.

The Programme is aimed specifically at SMEs that need skilled junior software developers who can assist in house technical staff during two work placements. An added advantage is that partner companies have first option to hire graduates on completion of their studies.

Students enter the SME Placement Programme with their tuition fees, valued at R100 000 per learner, already sponsored.  All the SME partner companies have to pay is the internship stipend.

Certain conditions apply: partners need to be registered companies with 250 or fewer employees and turnover of under R85-million a year.  Partner companies must also have a senior technical resource to support the students.  There are two internship periods during the course, namely three months from March to May of 2021 and four months from February to May, 2022. The stipulated internship stipend is R7 000 per month.

The students should be matched with a senior tech person in the company.  Continuous learning is encouraged, with the peer-to-peer, practical, pedagogy ensuring that students are primed to pick up new programming languages quickly.

Each year, WeThinkCode_ trains 300 talented young South Africans to become highly skilled software developers in a two-year programme and the internship phases are an essential part of the course.

"We work closely with big players in the tech industry, many of whom are corporate sponsors and fund the programmes.  In this way, WeThinkCode_ ensures that the training offered is up-to-the-minute by using cutting-edge technologies that solve today's problems. The approach to facilitating the learning experience is dynamic and future-forward," she adds.

WeThinkCode_ has an enviable record of success in training software programmers.  "Our junior software developers have a 98% graduate employment rate, with our alumni working in more than 55 leading South African businesses at present.

This SME Placement Programme is a unique opportunity to bring highly skilled junior software developers into your business while at the same time providing an essential internship environment that will ensure their eventual success.  This is a unique, dynamic synergy of learning, job creation and value-add now. It's a win-win!" Samushonga concludes.

Applications for interns close on 30 November 2020 on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information and to apply to join the SME Placement Programme, go to https://www.wethinkcode.co.za/sme-form

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