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Kickstart your career in 4IR with Forge Academy's internship programme

Forge Academy is offering 33 interns the opportunity to grow their digital skillsets and gain valuable experience in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) disciplines of software development, user experience (UX) design, 3D graphics, game design and much more.
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The internship programme, which is sponsored by Nokia, will begin with selected applicants completing a four-week evaluation bootcamp. From this bootcamp, a final 33 interns will be chosen to work at Forge Academy for a 12-month period. Each student will have an accredited qualification to assist in securing career opportunities.

Interns will gain practical industry related experience and receive guidance and on-the-job training from qualified and experienced mentors in each field of study. Once the internship is completed there will be further opportunities for full-time employment with Forge Academy, support for graduates starting their own business ventures and assistance in seeking full-time employment.

“The 4IR is not just an alternative educational stream. Instead, it needs to become the core around which all academic programmes are built to ensure that our learners are future-fit. The 4IR offers opportunities in entrepreneurship and employment for young adults like never seen before. We need to take advantage of these opportunities and empower the next generation of young African citizens to be the future leaders of this revolution,” says Arthur Wade Anderson, CEO of Forge Academy.

Sectors that rely on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) skills and tools include economic development, trade and industry, agriculture, infrastructure, labour, science and technology, higher education, basic education, health and communications.

Young adults interested in applying for the Forge Academy internship can do so here. Interviews will be conducted by Forge Academy and a Human Resources Manager from Nokia. Applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 18 – 26
  • Currently not be employed
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a Grade 12 certificate

In addition, applicants will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of their ID (not older than 3 months)
  • Matric certificate
  • Highest qualifications achieved
  • Updated CV
  • Proof of relevant experience in the field being applied for

Applications close on 15 September so there’s no time to delay.

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