It’s never been a better time to be a Software Engineer - or a harder time to hire one. Today, there are more than 4000 open roles in Software Engineering across Australia, and engineering positions account for 18% of open roles in the Blackbird portfolio.
We wanted to help tackle that, so we’re excited to today launch Blackbird’s first ever virtual work experience program with Forage, helping to supercharge the careers of Software Engineers into startups.
Forage designs custom built virtual work experiences to help pre-skill students and connect them with an internship or land their first job. With this program, they’re bringing all this expertise to nurture a pipeline of Software Engineering talent at the beginning of their careers (or wanting to transition) into startups.
There are three goals we want to achieve through the program:
We are positively brimming with excitement on the journey we are starting with this program, one that we hope will have an impact on hundreds, even thousands of students around the world. We’re even more excited that we’ve been able to co-create this program with one of our portfolio startups.
So, how can you benefit from the program?
What does the program entail?
In this program, you’ll work through six tasks each corresponding to a different Blackbird portfolio company that reflect a day in the life of a Software Engineer in industries like drones, self-driving cars, healthcare, education and wifi.. You will help the engineering teams to collaborate using GitHub, find product market fit, contribute to a sprint retro and build skills in writing and verifying code and assessing cloud infrastructure.
Taste of the Tasks;
Whether you already have an idea about how you want to use your degree or are still exploring, the Blackbird Software Engineering Program will give you a taste of how a Software Engineering career with a startup can help you make a real impact on the world around you.
This year we want to reach thousands of students and help hundreds of them find an internship or land their dream job.
What are you waiting for, sign up here!