Pathways is designed to help women, Māori, Pasifika, and other underrepresented people into a paid software technology role in six months to a year - without needing a degree first.
Do you wish for a better opportunity than what’s in front of you today? Technology roles pay well, there’s a huge demand for diverse talent, and not enough people to fill the roles. Pathways provides a simple step-by-step guide, mapping out the entire journey for you.
Pathways is divided into four major parts:
• Strategy and alignment
• Relationships and team structure
• Our process for defining, designing and building features
We want women, Māori, Pasifika, and other underrepresented people to have a single easy resource that can help guide and support them into a paid role in technology.
We also want more technology organisations to create internships open to non-graduates shifting into tech.Our goal is to improve the lives of underrepresented people while also improving diversity across the entire technology sector, not just in Joyous.
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Joyous is an open feedback solution for large agile enterprises. We are a venture-funded software company - headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.
Less than 25% of people in tech in New Zealand are women. We've put together a guide to help women and other underrepresented people get into a paid software technology role in six months to a year - without needing a degree first.
Technologists are quick learners, natural collaborators, good at receiving feedback, and adapt easily.
Working for a software company you're likely to be well-paid, part of a great culture, and have opportunities to progress your career quickly.
There are five simple steps to complete in order to get a role in tech: exploring options, short courses, building relationships, internships, and entry-level roles.
Learn about common technical and non-technical roles in tech and what each of those roles entails.
Many people still have outdated perceptions that software technology roles are more suited to men than women. This simply isn't true.
Alice shares the story of the roundabout way she landed in tech as a software engineer.
One of our Software Developers, Jae Huh, shares the story of how she made the switch from a teaching role to tech.
Laura-Jane Booker, a Product Manager at Joyous shares the story of how she landed in tech from an organisational psychology background.
One of our Reporting Analysts, Opelo Kebaitse, shares the story of how she landed in tech from a background in Chemical Engineering.
One of our Product Managers, Kat Rodriguez, shares the story of how she landed in tech from a position as a Relay Operator where she was a “human telephone wire".
Product Specialist, Davina Png, shares the story of how she landed in tech from a background in Business Development.
Ruby Kolesky, Heart of Product and Co-CEO, shares the story of how she landed in tech after starting her career in drama and musical theatre.
Use our recommended resources to explore what a role entails before deciding.
Here we cover everything you need to get ready for a role including resources, courses, and funding options.
University can be expensive and take many years to complete. Consider enrolling in one of these courses, most of which take six months or less.
We’ll talk you through how to build relationships with people who might help you get a role, how to get an internship, and how to land an entry-level role.
Get started by building your network, comparing start-ups and scales ups to corporates, creating a LinkedIn profile, and joining some Tech Slack groups.
Learn some tips for creating a good cv and cover letter and where to look for internships.
Update your cv, apply online, and when you land a role, don't be afraid to ask many many questions.
This is our call to action for organisations to: 1. Consider opening internships to candidates from non-university pathways 2. If you already have an internship program, consider expanding it to cover more roles 3. If you don’t yet have an internship program set up, consider starting one
Learn how to run successful summer internships including recruiting, selecting, and onboarding interns.
There is a big diversity imbalance in tech at the senior level. However, there is a lot of diversity at the junior level. Use your internships as an opportunity to recruit diverse candidates.
Seek diverse candidates with strong capabilities. Providing a take-home exercise will give you a sense of a candidate's ability before you interview.
Onboard your interns the same way you would onboard your engineers. They should work on high impact problems that match their skill level so that they are always making a meaningful contribution.
Our top tips for running a successful internship program include recruiting and retaining top talent, as well as full integration and collaboration with your permanent engineers.
Our plan is to begin approaching more organisations to create internship opportunities, support and funding to help people transition into software technology roles.