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Suncorp is beating the ICT and Engineering skills shortage


Suncorp has snapped up another five of their recent CEED students for ongoing employment.

During 1st semester, Suncorp hosted six Information Technology / Software Engineering students via CEED, in their Brisbane and Sydney offices.  All the students achieved good results on their projects, and had the benefit of working with great mentors on interesting projects.  Now, the extra good news is that five out of the six students took up graduate employment offers with Suncorp.

Beating the skills shortage 

As many people know, there is a shortage of good Information Technology and various types of Engineering skills around.

Many companies have realised they can identify good ICT and Engineering (plus other types of) graduates early - by trialing them on a CEED project.  Either way the company gets a good project result (supported by CEED), plus if there is a ‘fit’ between the student/s and the company, they have a good chance of keeping the student after the project finishes.

Suncorp Executive Manager of Business Technology, Tsachi Pilossof said the quality of CEED students was exceptional and had resulted in five members accepting graduate positions with the company.  “In particular, I’ve been impressed with the way each of our candidates has settled into the team, taken ownership of projects and been proactive in learning our environment,” said Mr Pilossof. “Their ability to really add value to our internal software development projects has been terrific. CEED has been a great experience over two consecutive years and we’re looking forward to our next intake of candidates” he said.

Suncorp HR Consultant, Gyanne Hodges said the CEED Program provided the company with candidates who were ready to enter the dynamic working environment of a large organisation such as Suncorp. “It is a great pipeline for students to be placed on our Graduate Program. We can see if the candidate is a good fit for Suncorp and their CEED project enables them to showcase their skills. The range of students put forward by CEED is always impressive and certainly benefits our graduate recruitment strategy” said Mrs Hodges. “It’s a worthwhile program and one Suncorp is very pleased to support,” she said. 

CEED students are available for company projects around SE Queensland and Sydney, at various times throughout the year.  Timing can be linked with upcoming project resourcing needs ... and company graduate recruitment programs. 

The next availability of students is in November/December 2011 and February 2012.  Click here  for deadlines and other details.


 

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