Frequently Asked Questions
FOR ORGANISATIONS - HIRING _NOLOGISTS
So far, over 90% of our _nologists have moved into full time roles directly with our hiring partners.
There’s always a 4 week notice period and a swap in/swap out policy. We also have a fantastic _nologist support team who ensure we tackle any issues before they become problems.
We have dedicated partnerships with upskilling opportunities and resources including Microsoft Certifications and Google Career Certificates which we offer all _nologists. We have fortnightly sessions with each individual to make sure they're getting the mentorship and technical support they need throughout their placement.
_nologists work full-time for our hiring partners and should be treated like an employee. We encourage them to join in your culture and socials to make their experience the best it can be.
_nologists have been through 12 weeks of practical, hands on training using tools they’ll use in the workplace. This means they can start delivering from day 1.
Beyond this, we have a dedicated support team who solely focus on _nologist professional and technical development. This helps to relieve any reliance upon line managers, saving them time too.
The only cost to you is the day rate for days worked. This fee encompasses our attraction, assessment, training, support, continued L&D, holiday, sick leave and employer costs. So on a like to like basis, our total cost is comparable. In addition to this, you have the flexibility of a 4-week contract notice and reduced time-to-hire with our immediately available talent pool.
FOR APPLICANTS - APPLYING TO _NOLOGY
After you’ve submitted an application, we’ll set up an initial phone call to talk in more detail about your interests in starting a tech career.
We then have three stages that assess skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork and aptitude to learn.
Upon completion of each stage, a selection of applicants will be invited to progress to the next stage. We regularly check in to see how you are feeling and if you have any questions along the way. Here’s what to expect:
Stage 1: Skills Assessment – an online assessment answering a series of logic and behavioural style questions
Stage 2: Group Assessment – an interactive video call with group activities and tasks to complete together
If both the Admissions and Coaching Teams are confident that you're a strong candidate for the course, you'll be offered a place on an upcoming intake.
You don't need any qualifications or previous experience of coding to join _nology. In fact, we encourage applicants from all different backgrounds because we know the value of transferable skills.
Any tech-related experience that you have gained through studies or self-learning may prove helpful in the earlier stages of the course, but is by no means necessary. What's more important to us is that you're passionate about launching a career in tech and have done the research and self-reflection to know that it's the right path for you.
Any experience you have in a professional or fast-paced working environment, or working directly with clients and/or customers is beneficial but not essential.
Please note: All applicants must have full working rights in Australia for a minimum of 2 years.
This is a common misconception for learning to code and we're here to bust the myth! Having a mathematical background may help you when learning technical coding concepts and logical problem-solving, however, you do not have to be a coveted mathematician to learn how to code. More than half of our trainees come from a non-STEM background!
You must be at least 18 years of age to join _nology.
There is no upper age limit and we encourage people from all ages to fuel their interests in coding! There is a 27 year age difference between our youngest and oldest trainees (so far!).
Our course is right for anyone who has a passion for technology and wants to join the digital revolution!
Applicants are selected based on their attitude, work ethic, ability to problem-solve, creativity and coachability. We look for highly motivated self-starters, with the ability to learn independently as well as in group environments. Provided that you possess these qualities, we can teach you the tricky tech stuff!
We are proud to select and hire based on overall potential, not previous education or tech experience.
FOR APPLICANTS - BECOMING A _NOLOGIST
At _nology, we offer you an incredible opportunity to launch your career in technology. We remove barriers so the highest potential individuals can enter the tech sector, regardless of their background. No degree or coding experience required!
You’ll learn to code in multiple languages and gain over 500 hours of coding experience in an agile learning environment. During the 12-week training you’ll be learning by doing, which is how we prepare you for employability and confidently integrating into the tech world.
The tech sector is filled with creative, exciting, and future-proof career paths, and desperately needs more people with up-to-date capabilities and new perspectives. Our mission is to bring more bright minds into world leading technology teams and organisations, while having a meaningful impact on diversity.
Whether you are seeking to upskill in modern tech or transition into an entirely new career, we enable you to land a role where you can truly thrive.
With _nology, you will embark on 12 weeks of fully funded training in software and cloud engineering, followed by an 18-month conditional job placement opportunity with one of our hiring partners. Think companies like NSW Govt, WooliesX, Australia Post, Macquarie Bank, Sportsbet and PWC - to name a few.
Our training is highly interactive and focuses on hands-on experience that equips you with the necessary skills to be job-ready for entry-level tech roles across a range of in-demand disciplines like Software, Cloud, and QA Engineering.
The program offers you the chance to apply your newly acquired skills in the real world and gain invaluable industry experience in innovative sectors like Financial Services, Consultancies, Entertainment, Big Tech, and Government. With over 90% of our _nologists securing a permanent position at the end of their placement period, _nology is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to launch a rewarding new career!
It's free! Our 12-week _nology training program is fully funded, meaning if your application is successful, there is no cost to you.
You will learn to code in just 12 weeks! Our curriculum is taught by industry experienced coaches, in an interactive online learning environment designed to empower each individual to enter the tech sector with confidence.
In addition to technical skills, we also prioritise soft skills and professional development, with a dedicated talent success team to support you every step of the way. We focus on improving your collaboration, communication, and interviewing skills to make sure that you are well-prepared for a new role in tech.
Training is delivered online / fully remotely. You’ll be taught in real-time, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to interact, ask questions, and get to know your fellow trainees.
Training runs full time for 12 weeks.
Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM AEST/DT (excluding public holidays). The start date is confirmed upon application and once set, it cannot be changed.
You’ll train in squads of 10-16 people. We like to keep our training groups this size to maximise the learning experience and ensure all individuals have ample time with our training and support teams. It’s a super interactive course, so you’ll be working closely with the other trainees and the coaches throughout the 12 week period.
Your salaried role as an Entry-Level technologist (eg. Junior Software Developer, Junior Cloud Engineer) will start once you’ve been employed by us and placed on-site with one of our hiring partners.
The starting salary is $50k+ Super, with salary reviews and increases every 6 months.
The training period is unpaid, however it's fully funded (free!).
The training is intensive, and requires substantial time commitments and brain power! Some trainees undertake casual or part-time jobs which we understand. So long as you're prepared and able to give maximum effort during the weekday training periods and for your project work.
Yes! _nology are official scholarship partners of the Google Career Certificate and Microsoft Certification Programs. We're excited to be able to offer our _nologists these industry recognised credentials once they've completed their training.
We also offer ongoing access to grow and upskill with Udemy.
Our training program provides you with highly sought-after skills, and exceptional opportunities to work with our hiring partners who span innovative sectors like Financial Services, Consultancies, Entertainment, Big Tech, and Government. Think big name companies like NSW Govt, WooliesX, Australia Post, Macquarie Bank, Sportsbet and PWC - to name a few.
Your role onsite will be an entry-level tech position, usually across Software, Cloud and QA Engineering disciplines in exciting teams! It depends on the resourcing needs of our hiring partners and whether you're offered a position with them, though typical job titles include Junior Software Developer, Associate Software Engineer and Junior Cloud Engineer.
We’ll continue to support your growth and development during the placement period.
This is an exciting predicament to have! If you receive more than one job offer, we will help you understand the benefits of your options and advise on the best role for your future growth.
Whilst we do everything we can to support _nologists in finding a suitable placement, we understand that circumstances may change, whereby you may not be enjoying it. We are here to support you and ensure that the experience is as positive as it can be for both you and the hiring company. With a dedicated talent support team, we do our very best to resolve these kinds of situations including providing additional coaching, mentorship and upskilling if needed.
If it’s determined that your workplace is fostering a negative environment, we would take this very seriously and withdraw you from that placement and support you in finding an alternative role. Our priority is to ensure you have a happy and rewarding experience in launching your tech career!
If you do decide to leave employment during your 18-month placement, you will need to pay back the training fee on a pro rata basis. The cost of our training, if not funded by us, is $20,000.
We are passionate about removing barriers to entry into the tech sector which is why we invest in talent by covering their course fees. Our investment is contingent on _nologists completing their 18-month placement period so that we can support even more individuals in launching their tech careers.
We're here to help you and have a dedicated talent support team ready to answer any further questions.
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