Pathway Programs

Join us on 15 September 5-6pm to hear more about the traineeship and meet some of our team.

Women & Gender Minority Traineeship

The Mantel Group paid traineeship program for women and gender minority groups offers an opportunity to kickstart your career in tech through a structured program that expands upon your knowledge through hands-on experience and further development to support your transition into the industry.

How does the Traineeship Program work? 

The Mantel Group Traineeship Program is a paid traineeship designed to support talented women and gender minority groups to take the first step in their tech career.

Set over 9 weeks, 4 days per week, the program focuses on further enhancing your knowledge through practical on-the-job experience blended with tech training and development workshops 

We want to set you up for success from day one, ensuring you’ll thrive by supporting you with an incredible mentor and trainee alumni network that will help guide you and personalise the support you need throughout the program.

And a pretty important element of the program is that there is potential for permanent employment after the program – we hire as many trainees as we have permanent roles!

Our trainees can join in one of the following streams:

Software Engineering

Cloud Engineering (Google)

Cloud Engineering (AWS)

What are we looking for?

  • You recently nailed a course, certification or degree in a relevant tech discipline.
  • You’ll bring a wealth of experience in teamwork, communication and time management from your previous work experience in any industry.
  • You have experience working in any industry and can bring all the incredible talents you have developed over the years to our team.
  • You’ll be naturally curious, keen to learn, and thrive on making things happen.
  • You’re ready to commit to being part of the Traineeship Program for 9 weeks.
  • Have found your second calling and have a genuine passion and excitement to build a long term career in tech.
  • Need to have full working rights in Australia and be located in Sydney or Melbourne.

Important dates to know

  • Applications Open – 19 August
  • Applications Close – 13 September
  • Info Session – 15 September
  • Interviews – 16-24 September
  • Programs Start – 4 October
  • Program Finishes – 3 December

We want you to be successful from day 1 so if you have more than 12 months full time experience in a tech role then this isn’t the right program for you but we would love to hear from you via our Talent team so please reach out to us at

We are super excited to find our next trainee superstars for our program starting on October 4 – December 3 2021.

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Hear from our trainees

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

I live in Wollongong with my husband and 3 children (and our beagle Eddie and bearded dragon Steve). I was a primary school teacher for many years, specialising in supporting students with additional needs. Last year, I made a career change into design, and took a year off to study graphic design at TAFE and UX/UI at Academy Xi. I heard about Mantel Group through a local tech networking channel and applied for the traineeship. I hope to put what I have learned over the past year into practice and to learn from others along the way.

Yvonne HillDesign Trainee