Jumpstart provides jobs in software engineering

If you are a CEO and want to get on board the EOH 702 Job Challenge, go to 702.co.za and the EOH team will help you get started.

Stephen Mahony, CEO Jumpco Software, has joined the EOH 702 job initiative challenge. It is a professional services company in software engineering.

It offers digital education products and integration solutions for large corporations.

Jumpstart is taking up the challenge.

Mahony says the company has been running an internship and learnership programme since 2002, and says the EOH 702 challenge will help broaden the initiative and partner with others.

"The more people you put into your labs, the more you have to actually invest in the young people." - Stephen Mahony, CEO Jumpco Software

The company has worked with the Setas in the past and it does work, he says.

"Turning an engine takes a bit of effort, but it's worth it as you see the jobs created over the years." - Stephen Mahony, CEO Jumpco Software

He says they only had a 30% success rate in the first few years, but persevered and now it's reached 80 - 90%.

The interns get permanent employment at Jumpstart but also in other industry partners and their clients even provide the interns with jobs.

He says the new recruits see other interns leading by example, and it inspires them.

The initiative is aimed at providing young people with work experience that will make them employable.

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Jumpstart provides jobs in software engineering


Read More
Black Coffee, 7s Rugby and coding for kids - Cape Town is in for a busy weekend!

Black Coffee, 7s Rugby and coding for kids - Cape Town is in for a busy weekend!

Deputy Editor for WhatsoninCapeTown.com Kristan Wood has all the details for events in the Mother City.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Sihle Zikalala denies bashing "unity approach"

Sihle Zikalala denies bashing "unity approach"

The ANC KZN chairperson, Sihle Zikalala has released a statement throwing his weight behind the unity approach.

Cassper applauds team for #FillUpFNB

Cassper applauds team for #FillUpFNB

Cassper Nyovest chats to Stephen Grootes about filling up FNB Stadium and what motivates him.

Words you will hear: KwaAussie

Words you will hear: KwaAussie

702 producer Jonathan Fairbairn shares Australia's word of the year with Stephen Grootes.

Jubilation for both Ramaphosa and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma in KZN

Jubilation for both Ramaphosa and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma in KZN

EWN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo unpacks the KZN branch nominations with Stephen Grootes ahead of the ANC elective conference.

Popular articles
Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Lessons from the spectacular collapse of Steinhoff (e.g. diversity matters)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science Dean (and marketing expert) Professor Nicola Kleyn.

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Fedhasa's CEO is encouraging South Africans to take a look at the specials that are currently out there and make their bookings.

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

Casac to challenge Zuma's appeal of Abrahams High Court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will appeal a High Court order that its head Shaun Abrahams leave office.

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Instead of investigating state capture they are investigating me - Jacques Pauw

Journalist and author Jaques Pauw says he doesn't understand why he being investigated and summoned to appear before police.

 Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker says criminals are making it hard for them to operate in the area.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.