“I knew straight away that this was the opportunity I was looking for to shift my career in a new and exciting direction. I also had an inkling that it was going to become the biggest adventure of my career.”
Jennie Samson, Tester, Planit
After being in the travel industry for more than a decade, Jennie Samson felt it was time to move into a more challenging and rewarding role. “I realised I wanted to do something that will give me more opportunity to be creative and think outside the box,” she says.
This desire to do more promoted Jennie to relocate to Melbourne and explore her career options. That’s where she found out about an upcoming Software Testing Bootcamp (STBC) run by the local Planit office.
“I knew straight away that this was the opportunity I was looking for to shift my career in a new and exciting direction,” she says. “I also had an inkling that it was going to become the biggest adventure of my career.”
Although the technology sector interested Jennie, it was the opportunity to learn something valuable and practical that really appealed to her. “Technology is fast-growing and ever-changing, which is a perfect fit for anyone who has the drive to learn and explore.”
During the STBC, Jennie liked Planit’s work culture and how the Melbourne office runs quarterly socials that build camaraderie between new and existing staff. She was also impressed with the company’s industry leading training program, which can be tailored to individuals' preferred path and personal development.
“I love how Planit is passionate about continuous learning and employee development, while also ensuring a work-life balance,” she says. “It supports career growth by providing access to learning tools and training for continuous upskilling, which in turn benefits the company and its clients.”
Jennie successfully passed the STBC and become a tester at the Melbourne office. Although she found the five-day training program to be challenging, she came out of the experience both inspired and enlightened.
“Attending the bootcamp remains my favourite Planit memory,” she says. “It is still one of those things I like to reminisce about when I catch up with the other bootcamp benchmates.”