We kicked off our 2022 Boot Camp programme with a fresh intake of interns in May 2022. After approximately 60 gruelling interviews, 3 candidates were selected and invited to attend the Boot Camp. Congratulations to all that made it!
They are already knee-deep in the Boot Camp, having completed several modules of the boot camp already!
We asked them for some feedback on their experience so far:
“The Telspace internship for me is fast paced, healthy work environment as an intern and needs you to always be on your toes. Whether you make mistakes or get it right first try, you keep pushing further” – Obakeng
“It involves tons of research and problem-solving. One moment, I am on top of the world as I would pwn the machines and the next, I am back to my sorrows. I still love it though” – Tswaitswai
“It has been an unbelievable experience so far. I have not only had the opportunity to expand my knowledge so vastly in such a short time but I have been afforded the opportunity to get to know and see first-hand what some of the country’s top security experts can do, which only adds to the excitement and motivation to become a part of this great team” - Jason
For those interested in entering the industry, we will be hosting another boot camp later this year. If you would like to participate, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to prepare yourself, the interview process covers some of the following topics: Networking, Linux, Windows, Cryptography, general information security knowledge, as well as Software Development and Exploitation. We are certain that our Boot Camp surpasses the industry “standard” thanks to the following:
- Our interns don’t have any monetary restraint attached to them, as they are paid a monthly salary whilst undertaking the training with us. Additionally, there are no restraints where the interns will have to pay back money if they do not end up working for Telspace at the end of the Boot Camp. Having an approach other than this would not benefit our newcomers to the industry, nor the community at large.
- If interns are uncertain that they are a good fit for the industry or at Telspace Africa during the boot camp, then they are free to leave at any time, taking what they have learnt with them, including any certifications (and we are more than happy with that!).
- Should our interns pass the strict criteria at the end of the boot camp, via different assessment gateways, then they will be offered a 4-month contract as a junior analyst with Telspace Africa (which they are not obliged to accept). If they do accept the offer, then further certifications and training will be provided by Telspace.
- This boot camp is about growing the information security community, and thereafter, our company; in order to provide our customers with the best possible service.
Telspace wishes each new intern the very best of luck; we are eager to see the wonderful knowledge you will gain, as well as the many shells you will be popping!