Cloud accounting software company MYOB has announced the second run of Developher, a paid full-time internship program that trains women to code.
Offering each participant who completes the program a full time job at the company as an associate developer, MYOB first ran the program in 2016 in a bid to boost the number of women in technical roles at the company; MYOB aims to have at least 40 percent of graduate-level roles in its engineering team filled by women each year.
With the first run of the program seeing three women take part and in turn take jobs at MYOB, chief employee experience officer Helen Lea said, “We know that a diverse workforce will support greater innovation and help us to create even better products. It goes beyond that too – creating opportunities for women in technical roles is the right thing to do.”
According to Lea, the program has been updated since its first run and now includes professional training from Coder Academy along with the on-the-job mentoring and learning.
Based in Melbourne, the program is open to women of all ages and experience, offering flexibility to encourage applications from those with family and other commitments.