Latest News  

Stefanini: tens of students in internships, thousands of Euro invested -from OT print issue

Over the past three years, around 30 students were involved in our internship programs, with tens of thousands of Euro invested in such programs, if we consider the training costs and the salaries paid, says Andreea Stanescu, vice president Stefanini, EMEA Delivery

2016-09-18 22:27:43

Stefanini supports young people interested in achieving great results and building a career in the IT industry. This is why the company focuses its attention on students and graduates of universities with a technical profile.
"They are after all, the new generation that will help develop and expand the industry in the following years…We offer internship opportunities and support them in their need to acquire the necessary skills for a successful career," says Stanescu.
Stefanini has a number of entry-level jobs available for them in Bucharest, Sibiu and Târgu Mureș, offering mentorship and the chance to grow in an international work environment.
"Moreover, we recognize the talent deficit and the need for qualified workforce in this very competitive industry. Thus, we try to bring our contribution to the development of the IT industry, specifically to the outsourcing sector, by involving employees in key positions in an unique initiative in Romania – launching the first Master's Program dedicated to preparing students for a career in this field."
The Master's Program is developed in collaboration with the University of Economic Studies and will be available for interested students starting this year.
An important internship
Over the past three years, around 30 students were involved in company's internship programs. Last summer, for example, Stefanini organized an internship program dedicated to students or graduates that had only basic knowledge of technologies like Mobile, .Net, Java and QA, and wanted to learn more. They were mainly students from technical universities in Bucharest that worked part-time for six months with company specialists on various projects.
"It's important to mention that our internships are not only dedicated to young people interested in software and applications development. We also organized internship programs over previous years, each lasting three months, in our HR department. We targeted students specialized in Psychology for this specific internship, but we also welcomed students that were passionate and interested about HR.
"There are tens of thousands of Euro invested in such programs, if we consider the training costs, the salaries paid - these internships are being paid."
She explains that each year has its training budget, but generally speaking, one can consider they cover between 5 and 10 per cent from our overall training expenses.

Solving the talent scarcity


While companies try their best in training students, the government has to do its bit, too.
"The government should work with the private sector to encourage young people to follow a career in the IT industry. We have around 7,000 IT graduates every year, but it's still not enough. This is a dynamic and competitive industry where unemployment is non-existent. The companies have the capacity to absorb new IT specialists every year."
There is great potential to this the market.
"As companies see many young people that want a career in the IT industry, the universities must also work with the private sector to update the curriculum because students don't always get to learn the most demanded technologies on the market, like .Net, Java or PHP."

Training the personnel


Stefanini offers a number of personal development opportunities for employees, regardless of the position they hold in the company.
"We help them get important certifications by working with professional trainers, organizing training sessions several times a year. This is why our specialists have a significant number of certifications in technologies like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, PHP, Alfresco, ServiceNow, SAP, Adobe, Project Management, Scrum Master, Testing, Cisco and Business Intelligence," says Stanescu.
Each employee benefits from internal learning solutions (online learning platforms, instructor-led training, on the job, etc.) in order to be able to perform their current roles better and to move forward in their careers.
"We also organize a significant number of external courses and certifications, that are complementary to the internal ones: Scrum Master, Project Management (PMP or PRINCE2), ISTQB courses and Certification for our software testers, any relevant Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP certifications, ServiceNow courses and certifications. We apply the blended learning principles, and we believe that we are a learning organization already; our employees are very eager to learn, to share with others, to become champions of continuous learning and development," she concludes.


0 COMMENTS ^ Go back to Top
WRITE A COMMENT ^ Go back to Top
 
Your email address will not be published.
Nickname
Email
Comment
Validation Code
   
 
 
NEWS
Stefanini officially launches the office at Chisinau

IT solutions provider Stefanini announced it officially launched its office at Chisinau, in the presence of local representatives such as Sabin Gîrlea, Operations Director for Application Development division

 Read Full article »
Computaris Romania hiring over 30 engineers for Bucharest site

Computaris Romania has achieved its Q1 2017 plans to hire more than 30 software engineers, exceeding 100 people at its Bucharest site.

 Read Full article »
Zitec expands at Brasov and plans to hire 20 IT professionals by the end of this year

Romanian software company Zitec recently announced it has opened an office in the central city of Brasov, where it plans to hire 20 by the end of this year.

 Read Full article »
Ericsson and Skanska trial IoT for Smart Buildings

Skanska, the world leading project development and construction group, has initiated an Internet of Things (IoT) trial with Ericsson for Skanska Commercial Development Nordics.

 Read Full article »
Skanska started the workings at Campus 6, its newest project locally

The official ceremony joined local officials, such as Gabriel Mutu, mayor of bucharest's sixth district, Aurelia Luca, Country Manager Skanska Property România, Katarzyna Zawodna, Business Unit President Skans

 Read Full article »
Deloitte Romania: learning and career development, high up on the business and HR agenda

Driven by the frequent change of the professional competencies required to perform at work, lack of experienced candidates and employee's desire to develop professionally continuously, learning and career devel

 Read Full article »
Softelligence to hire 100 by end-2018

Romanian business software company Softelligence recently announced it plans to hire 100 developers by the end of next year in its software engineering office in Craiova.

 Read Full article »
Cosmin Pătlăgeanu, Marketing Manager, Luxoft România is the new president of ABSL

The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania (ABSL) announces the naming of Cosmin Pătlăgeanu, Marketing Manager, Luxoft România as the organization's new president.

 Read Full article »
PIN MAP IASI: The first business map of Iasi is launched

After a team effort of over half a hear, the team of The PIN Map project announced it is launching the first map of the offices in Iasi - PIN Map Iasi (www.pinmapiasi.ro), within a press conference hosted by Ia

 Read Full article »
UiPath Automation Academy RPA-certified 500 users in April

One year ago, UiPath offered RPA free for individual users, education projects and small to medium businesses. UiPath Community Edition has been a great success, and their Community Forum now hosts a growing nu

 Read Full article »
 
MOST RECENT VIDEO
 
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
» PIN MAP IASI: The first business map o...
» Softelligence to hire 100 by end-2018
» Cosmin Pătlăgeanu, Marketing Manager...
» A look ahead: How artificial intellige...
» Deloitte Romania: learning and career ...
» UiPath Automation Academy RPA-certifie...
» SoftOne Romania becomes operational hu...
» Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excell...
» Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excell...
» Alten opens a delivery center in Iasi
 
EDITOR CHOICE
TELUS International Europe: Three ways travel and hospitality contact centers can localize the customer experience

Flight delays. Booking or check-in problems. Regional, cultural and linguistic differences. The travel and hospitality business can be a perfect storm for contact centers offering both added challenges and uniq

 Read Full article »
Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excellence 2017 applauds its Winners!

Outsourcing Today, the integrated communication platform of the business services sector and The Diplomat – Bucharest is honored to praise its winners awarded at The Third Edition of Romanian Outsourcing Awar

 Read Full article »
Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excellence 2017 - Finalists Announcement

Outsourcing Today, the integrated communication platform of the business services sector and The Diplomat – Bucharest, present the Third Edition of Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excellence, on May 11, 2017

 Read Full article »
TELUS International Europe: Turning a satisfied customer into a loyal customer – Q&A with a hospitality expert

Leonardo Inghilleri literally wrote the book on customer service in the hospitality industry - and an international bestseller at that.

 Read Full article »
Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excellence designates the industry winners on May 11

Outsourcing Today, the integrated communication platform of the business services sector, presents the Third Edition of the annual Romanian

 Read Full article »
Latest News  
 
about us | newsletter | contact | members area
Copyright © 2015 by Diplomat Media Events Design by Diplomat Media Events