ServiceNow has announced a commitment to provide digital skills training to 1000 Australians by the end of 2022 in response to the country’s deepening skills crisis.
The company has developed several initiatives aimed at meeting this target, including a free intensive digital bootcamp that starts this month.
The digital skills bootcamp is open to recent graduates and other working-age Australians interested in joining the technology industry — even those without previous technology experience or educational qualifications.
Running for nine weeks at 40 hours per week, the bootcamp will have 100 places. This is the third program ServiceNow’s NextGen training initiative will launch in Australia.
The program includes instructor-led classes, hands-on projects and career skills training, with successful participants receiving certifications as ServiceNow Certified System Administrator and Certified Application Developer.
According to research from technology recruitment firm Nelson Frank, the Australian average salary for junior ServiceNow Administrators and ServiceNow Developers is $90,000.
ServiceNow ANZ VP and Managing Director Eric Swift says programs like this are desperately needed in Australia.
“The data is clear: Australia has a critical digital skills shortage. Every day, I hear from our customers and partners that attracting skilled talent is a top priority. By expanding the path to the technology industry, this commitment will help build the country’s tech talent pool,” he said.
ServiceNow plans to hire a second intake for the bootcamp in October, with more to come next year.