TechnologyOne taps into STEM students from leading Queensland universities
Australia’s most successful enterprise software provider TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) recently hosted the first TechnologyOne vs. QUT Competitive Gaming Tournament at its headquarters in Brisbane, attracting more than 60 students from leading universities.
TechnologyOne’s R&D Director and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Alumni Brett Hooker hosted the event, describing it as a great way to engage students studying STEM-related degrees in Queensland.
“Australia is fast gaining a reputation for creative and innovative technologies, and we are developing a diverse and vibrant ICT industry. We want to create excitement around this new time in Australia’s economy, and ensure we are engaging early with Australia’s youngest and brightest minds in STEM,” Mr Hooker said.
“We’re an established, proven business with a reputation as a leading innovative technology company, and we maintain our entrepreneurial spirit through continued significant investment in R&D.
“Working at TechnologyOne would provide these students with a huge opportunity to establish their career in a well-known, local business with a history of global success.
“We wanted to inspire them to think about the future - their future - and provide a benchmark for what they need to look for in an employer. We wanted them to see themselves working in a place like TechnologyOne, making a difference.”
The Australian Government has placed an increased focus on technology and building local talent in STEM-related industries; recently committing an extra $12 million to restore the focus, and increase student uptake of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in primary and secondary schools.
“These students are the future of technology, and will be vital to the future of the Australian economy. Technology will be the next significant driving force, with innovative technology solutions providing us with the best opportunity to compete on a global scale,” Mr Hooker said.
“Investment in STEM-qualified professionals and building local talent is key to the sustainability of Australia’s economy over the long term.”
TechnologyOne has one of the largest IT graduate programs in Australia and each year employs at least 20 students, and an additional 20 interns into its R&D centre, as well as other key areas of the business.
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TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,000 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.
We participate in only eight key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, asset intensive, project intensive and corporate. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers.
For 28 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices.
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