How organisations can help

Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker
Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker

15: How organisations can help

This part of the book is our call to action for start-ups, scale-ups and large organisations alike. We would like you to consider three things:

Firstly, if you already have an internship program, please consider opening it up to candidates who are shifting into technology, and are coming from a non-university path.

“By opening up your internships to non-university graduates, you can help change someone’s life. While also helping your organisation and the technology industry close the gap on our talent shortages.”

Secondly, if you already have an internship program, consider if you might expand it to cover more roles, such as the ones we talk about in this book.

It is more common for internships to run in roles like engineering, but less common in other roles like product. This is something we will be considering ourselves in the near future.

Thirdly, if you don’t yet have an internship program set up, consider starting one. It’s never too early to start. It’s also a smart way to find exceptional talent early on in their career. If you follow our tips below, this will save you some time and hassle along the way.

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