Endace 2023/24 Internship Program concludes another successful year

Original Entry by : Katrina Schollum

By Katrina Schollum, HR Manager, Endace

Our six interns for the Summer 2021/22 Internship Program joined us in our R&D centre in Hamilton, and recently concluded their 12-week program. Our Internship Program saw them working on individual, commercially relevant projects with the support of their managers and mentors. We are pleased to say it was another highly successful year!

Project Showcase

The Internship Program concluded with each intern presenting their individual projects to an audience. This year, the audience included Endace team members from five countries: project managers and mentors as well as all the members of our Senior Leadership Team. We were also very happy to welcome faculty members from the University of Waikato, continuing our strong link with the Endace origin story.

Stuart Wilson CEO and 2023/24 Endace InternsThe interns gave an overview of their projects and the specific challenges they aimed to address. They discussed the design of their solutions, implementation challenges they had faced, and also demonstrated their solutions in action. They concluded by outlining how these projects could be applied – and potentially extended further – in the future. At the end of each presentation, audience members had an opportunity to ask questions and delve deeper into the outcomes of the projects.

Highlights of the Program

Throughout Endace’s structured Internship Program, interns hone their technical skills and practically apply their university knowledge. Beyond acquiring technical skills, our interns also have an opportunity to gain an understanding of all the different areas of Endace’s business – from sales and marketing, to finance and operations. They also get to develop their communication and organisational skills by interacting with members of the Endace team from all engineering departments.

The interns are supported throughout the Internship Program by individual managers and mentors. They observe how teams work together cohesively in an environment where ideas are respected and individuals are trusted to do excellent work. It was fantastic to see these learnings reflected in the intern’s final presentations.

Our managers and mentors also benefit hugely from the Internship Program – which provides a great opportunity to build leadership skills in their intern support roles and gives them the satisfaction of seeing the impact of sharing their expertise.

Following the presentations, Stuart Wilson, Endace’s CEO, summed up everybody’s thoughts when he said, “It constantly amazes me how much interns can achieve in a relatively short period of time!” He emphasised the importance of Endace’s determination that intern projects should be real, commercially-focused projects – and talked about how the intern projects have helped shape product improvement, automation, scaling our testing environments and enhancing customer experience for Endace.

Garima Bhatia, QA Manager, said “The Endace Internship Program helps us see university students grow into confident, professional engineers.  Not only do they learn industry standards, tools and security aspects of software development but the confidence and pride with which they showcase their work is really satisfying to watch.”

At Endace we are proud of our interns’ achievements thus far and look forward to following their future accomplishments in the industry. As we conclude another successful program we now look forward to the next round in Spring, bringing in further perspectives, learning and career development to Endace.