By Katrina Schollum, People Partner, Endace
The Endace Summer Internship program has been a great success in previous years, and we are happy to say it’s back for another year! We are very happy to have welcomed four interns to join us in our R&D centre in Hamilton, NZ for the summer, after a fantastic amount of interest from students around New Zealand. We look forward to supporting the success of our new interns as they progress through the program
The first day of the program is an introduction to our interns on “life at Endace” and how we work.
Our interns learnt about Endace’s history and products and develop relationships with their mentors and managers. From an opportunity to speak with our CEO, Stuart Wilson, to learning about the details of what to expect, and a delicious lunch networking with engineering team members, it’s safe to say our interns had a lot to absorb and feel excited about what’s to come.
Our interns also had the opportunity to engage in gameplaying in order to get to know their mentors. One of our new mentors, Scott Yearbury, is one of many previous interns at Endace who have volunteered to mentor future interns.
Scott noted “being an intern at Endace was a great way to start my career. It was a challenge, but that challenge and the support provided to me allowed me to push myself to learn a lot and develop my skills a huge amount in a relatively short period of time. I’m excited to be on the other side of this program now and to be able to help provide our new interns with the great opportunity I got.”
It’s amazing to see the full cycle as previous interns become employees – and ultimately become mentors themselves – with the end result being that our talent continues to develop at all levels.
Over the course of 13 weeks, the intern program focuses on commercially relevant, individual projects and provides structured training – including lunch-and-learns to introduce other areas of the business such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Operations – to create a well-rounded experience. The intern program culminates with our interns delivering a presentation at a shared learning session involving interns and their mentors, members of the senior leadership team and project managers.
Endace is proud of our ties to tertiary education and we see huge value in helping develop talent for IT and Engineering students seeking to join our industry as we showcase Endace as an employer of choice.
The experience provided to our interns is hands-on with intentional learning, which helps in building technical capability and giving insight into how a global tech organisation operates. We look forward to supporting our interns as they continue to learn and develop, and to celebrating their future achievements.