IT cadetships at major firms on offer

Applications for IT cadetships are now open and La Trobe University is calling on year 12 students to take advantage of a rare opportunity to join one of Australia’s major organisations based in Bendigo.

color-Waugh-STDvdsvjnBendigo and Adelaide Bank, Integrating Technology, Bendigo IT, Bendigo Community Telco and Community Telco Australia have teamed up with La Trobe University to offer cadetship placements for current year 12 students when they leave school or VCE.

Andrew Watts, Executive Change at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, said the bank is proud to be one of the industry partners offering IT Cadetships for 2012.

‘Through the cadetship program, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is aiming to encourage more students to pursue careers in IT, add value to the IT course at La Trobe and support the development of a thriving IT sector in Central Victoria,’ Mr Watts said.

‘We are looking for Cadets who are excited about being rotated through various areas across the bank; passionate about becoming a leader in the field of IT; and proud that together, we are continuing to build the IT industry within our community.’

La Trobe University’s IT courses coordinator, Mary Martin said this fantastic opportunity is open to students across north and central Victoria who want to stay close to home when they complete year 12.

‘This is an exciting opportunity for high achieving and motivated students to gain industry recognised qualifications while working in a fantastic organisation in Bendigo and earning an income’ said Ms Martin.

Ms Martin said the program has been developed in consultation with industry so that it meets the particular requirements of the profession.

‘We want to hear from students who are team players, leaders and who are committed to the community. This program is about giving work ready skills that are transferable across different fields. As such, it opens many doors for career advancement’ said Ms Martin.

Cadetships will involve five year placements working four days a week for one of the companies involved in the program. Students will spend their fifth day of the working week studying a Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) at La Trobe’s Bendigo Campus.

‘The emphasis is on work experience so there will be about 15 days of classes in each semester. Different companies will have different approaches to training but all will allow for a wide range of experiences in various parts of IT’ said Ms Martin.

Limited places are available and Ms Martin urges interested students to act quickly for a chance to gain an interview.

To find out more about the IT cadetships visit or call La Trobe’s Future Student Centre on 5444 7444. Applications close on August 31.


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