Emerging Talent Programs

Whether you’re a University or Bootcamp Grad, self-taught or transitioning to a career in tech, our emerging talent programs are as unique as you are.

Select your path

Career transitioners
Current students

12-month program that lets you co-design your own journey as you start your career in tech, with the option to rotate or specialise.

Set over 12 weeks, 4 days per week, focused on further enhancing prior work experience and recently acquired tech knowledge through practical on-the-job experience blended with development workshops.

A 6 month early careers program for students  to develop skills, knowledge  & practical experience about a career in tech

Why Mantel Group?

Creating a great place to work is no accident. All good relationships have a foundation of trust, and our trust is articulated through our Mantel Group Principles, that guide our decisions and behaviours.

No policies or procedures
We hire smart people and get out of their way. By focusing on our five principles and not getting caught up in red tape, we trust you to get the job done.

Team before profits
We prioritise the culture and team way before revenue, profits, and margins. Having this approach helps guide decisions and without a doubt, if you have the foundations right, these decisions will go hand in hand – what is right for culture, is right for the business.

Latest tech
You’ll get all the tools you need – a new iPhone or Google Pixel, a new Macbook Pro or Dell, and loads of branded swag!


By investing in myself and following the path into UX, I have the privilege of being in the fantastic Mantel Group trainee program that promotes skill development and collaboration by truly being in it together. This opens a whole lifetime of learning opportunities that I can't wait to venture into, and deep insight as to how the world of tech works. As a junior designer, getting to observe as much of the moving parts as possible lets me learn from the ground up to make sure I have a clearer insight into what is possible and what demands are being made of my teammates in the process of development. Taking the risk of pivoting into a new career also allowed me to join a passion project that aligns perfectly with my values and hopes for a more sustainable world by simplifying diet data that will help us identify carbon emission and water consumption budgets, thereby helping reduce our impacts. I feel hopeful for the future and truly appreciate the opportunities I have been given. This traineeship holds great potential to change my life through the connections I'm making with amazing people and the skills I'm learning. I feel like I really can do what I love and be awesome at it, at Mantel Group, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Benita BothaDesign Trainee

When I got married and moved to Australia I was a recently graduated doctor with an overseas qualification. The opportunities were limited for me. So I decided to transition into Health Management, where I have been working for the last 5 years. My last role was as an Administration Manager and I soon realised that there was no opportunity for me to progress further. I was always interested about the technology advancement in health, so I decided to make a career transition into tech. I completed a web development bootcamp and started to apply for internship roles. That is when I came across the traineeship program at Mantel group. It is a great program for women who want to enter the IT industry and I am really excited to be part of it. I am hoping to develop my technical skills and gain experience through the program, which will enable me to pursue a career in IT.

Amanda ParanamanaSoftware Engineer Intern

I was introduced to the traineeship program by a friend who worked at Mantel group. She spoke so highly of the company culture (my first consideration with any role), their commitment to diversity and focus on continual development. It is quite scary especially as a woman in tech to make a career pivot so being part of a program that is designed to support minority gender groups in making this change is really exciting. It is awesome to see Mantel Group showing up and being part of the change.

On day three I already feel so welcome and comfortable here, everyone has been amazing and it is great to have the support of the other trainees. I am really enjoying learning more about the other job functions and how the business works as a whole. I hope to finish this program with core skills I need to be a successful designer, some amazing new contacts and increased confidence 🙂

Simone ChaitraDesign Trainee

Career Path Possibilities

Software / Cloud Engineer

As a grad or intern engineer, you’ll get your hands dirty and build software that enables our clients success. Whether crafting elegant JavaScript, building mobile apps, or architecting a scalable cloud platform such as AWS, GCP or Azure, you’ll create solutions that enable teams all across the world to dream, build, and ship what’s next.

Potential Career Paths

  • Backend
  • Frontend
  • Mobile
  • Fullstack

Typical Study Path

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

This could be the future you if…

  • You can break down big problems into small solutions. 
  • You’re easily able to find new and better ways of building great experiences.


Using elegant design and design thinking principles you’ll  help our clients achieve more with your keen eye for design, research, and product to help shape the vision, develop the roadmap, and ship experiences that create value for all.

Potential Career Paths

  • Design
  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Content Design
  • UX/UI
  • Research

Typical Study Path

  • IT, Industrial
  • Design
  • Visual Design
  • UX/UI
  • Design Computing

This could be the future you  if…

  • You’re a true creative and problem-solver. You understand that design means how things work and not how things look. 
  • You can naturally step into the shoes of others

Data & Analytics

Want to use the power of data and analytics to drive better decisions, smarter outcomes, and drive operational success for our clients.

Potential Career Paths

  • Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning/AI

Typical Study Path

  • Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics

This could be the future you if…

  • You prioritize meaningful outcomes, enjoy finding patterns in big and messy data and feel comfortable with incomplete data.
  • You like to use your technical creativity to create automation 
  • Enjoy creating a story using data as the star

Key Dates

Future Associates Program 2023


Applications Open
July 18th, 2022

Program Starts
February 14th, 2023

Traineeship Program


Class Type
Women & Gender Minority

Applications Open
June 1st, 2022

Program Starts
August 29th, 2022

Traineeship Program


Class Type
Open to all genders

Applications Open
February, 2023

Program Starts
April, 2023

Emerging Tech Talent


Applications Open

Program Starts

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