Set over 12 weeks, this full time paid program supports people returning, or transitioning, to a career in tech. Focus is on building tech knowledge and skills through hands-on practical learning and project delivery that complements your prior professional experience and builds your confidence and capability to work on a client by the end of the program.
Program good to knows
- There are 2 intakes every year;
- April – open to all genders
- July – open to women and gender minorities only
- Program is full time – Wednesdays are dedicated to learning
- 2 weeks of immersive onboarding
- Participation in Peak Academy modules such as Retro Basics, Agile 101 and Back End Fundamentals…to name a few
- Mentor provided for entire 10 weeks of project
- Creation of a Seedling Career Plan to support your development during the Program
Who is eligible for this Program?
- Recently graduated from a bootcamp or certification OR
- Are looking to return to the your tech career after an extended career break
- You have extensive work experience, from any industry, where you have developed solid professional attributes and skills
- You have less than 12 months current experience in a tech role
Traineeship Program Structure
Meet our Emerging Talent Alumni
She was the team leader at the outpatient clinic at Monash Health where she was responsible for coordinating over 60 outpatient clinics each week. When COVID hit, she was part of the team that implemented telehealth in the outpatient clinic to ensure that Victorians could still receive much needed medical care…and it also sparked her interest in tech!
Combining work with study, Amanda completed a Web Development course at Le Wagon where she connected with us through a client referral.
Grow & Develop
In June 2021, Amanda commenced in our Trainee Program undertaking a 9 week placement in our Software Stream.
She spent 2 weeks undertaking intensive training in Back End, Front End, Containerisation, Agile Working and deepened her knowledge and application of Golang.
Supported 1:1 by a Senior Engineer over 6 weeks, she was part of team responsible for developing quality code following patterns and architectural techniques, integrating with existing codebases and teams using React and HTTP APIs.
Wrapping up her time in the program, Amanda undertook a placement at ANZ working as an Associate where she participated and contributed to coding reviews.
Amanda has already received positive feedback both from the leads at Mantel Group and ANZ.
After pursuing her sporting goals in her hockey career, Izzy Peskett spent her time studying Nutrition and Health Science.
In 2019 she realised her passion did not lie in health sciences and intended to study interaction design.
She enrolled in Coder Academy’s 6-month full-time web development bootcamp to get a hard skill before starting her Masters in Interaction Design. However, she fell in love with programming and via Coder Academy connected with Mantel Group to trial this career through the Traineeship.
Grow & Develop
In early 2020 Izzy took on a paid traineeship with our Associate Program.
During her 5 week traineeship (Unfortunately COVID-19 had just hit and the traineeship had to be discontinued) Izzy learnt from senior Mantel Group engineers about front end, back end and cloud engineering, agile delivery, testing and consulting approaches.
She then worked on Mantel Group’s internal project where she developed real code in a safe environment while being mentored by a senior engineer.
Although the traineeship ended early, Mantel continued to stay in contact with Izzy and in March 2021 was offered a full time position as an Associate Engineer.
Izzy is now placed at Moula, where she is working within a Mantel team to build an Android and iOS mobile application in React Native.
She has rapidly developed by doing real work and being mentored by senior engineers. So much so, Izzy was promoted at the start of September to a Base Engineer position.
After graduating from University in 2019, Rachel wasn’t sure which path she wanted to down.
So she decided to do an online UX/UI Design Bootcamp at General Assembly. She then chose to do the 6 month immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp.
This is where she found her love for coding and design and wanted to find a career where should do both. She then heard about Mantel Group and the traineeship program and she knew she had to apply.
Grow & Develop
After talking to Kerry during the recruitment process, Rachel was given the opportunity to work in the Cloud Stream in the traineeship program.
This was an incredible opportunity for her as she had never really heard of cloud or worked in it.
Being in the traineeship program in the Cloud Stream was an amazing learning experience, not only was Rachel guided by her fellow mentors on what Cloud is and how to use it, she was giving the opportunity to work with the cloud herself and come up with ideas to showcase to the team.
After the traineeship program ended, she was assigned to an internal project in CMD called MoveCMD. This was a great introduction to a real world cloud experience.
She was asked to be part of this project as she could help out with the UX/UI front end development but also get an insight into cloud development and keep learning.
Now 6 months in, the MoveCMD team and Rachel are releasing a major update to MoveCMD which will help many Clients and Internal Staff.
Rachel hopes to continue her work with MoveCMD as well as gain her Cloud Excellence Certification and Solutions Architect Certification from AWS.
Suz’s previous work life began at Xerox scanning old company documents, but after a world trip she ended up in gaming retail in Ireland. This lead to management and eCommerce back in Australia.
After wanting a big change and a new challenge in 2020, she met someone who had attended Coder Academy, and decided to give the full time bootcamp experience a go in early 2021.
Coder Academy lead her to have a great conversation with Kerry from Mantel Group, and thankfully that enabled her to do the Mantel Traineeship in October 2021.
Grow & Develop
Throughout the Traineeship with Mantel Group, Suz moved from a front end mindset into the backend world working with Golang and databases.
This was not what she had expected to do, but with the help of her Mentor she realised this was a really great area of opportunity professionally. The teams had many great introduction sessions to all aspects of what the Mantel Group family offers, which opened the door to heaps of future plans and goals.
The DigIo team of trainees worked on the Admin site for the internal Mantel Connect project, implementing both design elements, additional pages of information, and app version control management.
Coming out of the Traineeship at the end of 2021, Suz was offered an Associate role with DigIo to start in early 2022.
After a few weeks on the bench, giving some time to start Java and Spring, Suz moved on to the new Stream Motion Java API Team, working closely with two senior engineers and two fellow Associates.
The excitement of being on a full DigIo team at a new client is both challenging and rewarding, and she can’t wait to see where her DigIo journey will take her!
12 years of experience as pastry chef.
Due to Covid in 2020, Colette learnt how to create a website to bring her business online. This experience has sparked Colette’s interest in Tech.
She decided quit her job and enrolled in web development program with Generation Australia. After graduation, Colette did some volunteer work with Code for Australia. During her job hunting process, She came across the Mantel Traineeship and secure a position in October 2021.
Grow & Develop
In August 2021, Colette has started in our 9 weeks Traineeship program in the Software Stream.
She got to explore the world of tech professionally here at Mantel Group: Front End, Back End, Containerisation, Agile working and more.
Throughout the traineeship program, she worked on the internal Mantel Connect application in React for front end, and Golang for backend.
At the end of the traineeship program, Colette was offered an associate role with Digio.
She was on the bench for a few weeks to learn what she’s interested at that time. She decided to focus on Java and Spring-boot after chatting with Adrian (General manager of Digio). By end of Feb, Colette moved into API team with Streamotion and started her journey in the world of API!
Traineeship Program Application Process
We don’t like process for the sake of it so we’ve kept our traineeship recruitment experience to a simple 3 steps.
Submit your resume and answer the application questions.
Be sure to include information that tells us about you not just your studies so things such as your hobbies, passion projects etc that give help us humanise your application.
If your application is shortlisted our Emerging Talent Team will contact you to chat through your application.
Make sure you have put your research skills into practice and be prepared to talk about what you know about Mantel Group (hint, we are very passionate about our Principles!)
The final interview will be a technical interview and cultural interview rolled into one.
Being able to talk through your code or Design principles in a clear and logical way is key here so do a couple of practice runs before you meet with us.