This program provides students with real world work-based learning opportunities and is only available to higher performing students who are approaching the completion of their degree. Students in their final year receive the equivalent credit of one paper by shadowing a relevant industry executive in their day to day role over the course of a semester for a total of 100 hours.
Conversely, Siecap saw the program as an opportunity to give back to training and development in the business community and build contacts to support graduate recruitment, whilst drawing on the skills and enthusiasm of young professionals.
Daren Ng, Associate Director of Strategy and Evaluation at Siecap, mentored two QUT students as part of the WIL program this year. In semester one he mentored Holly Robinson followed by Jennifer Luzano Hurtado in semester two.
“I have been associated with the QUT WIL program for over 5 years now. The referred students have all relished the opportunity to gain real world experience, displaying a keen interest to learn and adding material value on the work they complete”, explained Daren Ng.
Siecap is looking forward to the continuation of their partnership with QUT’s WIL program, which is a mutually beneficial platform for both students and mentors alike. For more information on the program, visit: http://www.careers.qut.edu.au/employer/wil/index.jsp