Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Boot Camp: 2023

We kicked off our 2023 Boot Camp programme with a fresh intake of interns in July 2023. After approximately 50 grueling interviews, 6 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 already completed several modules of the boot camp within their first month!

We asked them for some feedback on their experience so far:

"The Telspace internship offers a dynamic and healthy work environment . It involves research, problem-solving, and exposure to top security experts, providing an incredible learning experience and motivation to be part of the team" - Sifundo

"My experience in the bootcamp thus far has been challenging but very insightful. I've learned a lot in a very short time thanks to a welcoming, understanding and highly knowledgeable team." - Nathan 

"I am in the hacker's realm. What more can I ask for? The learning experience has been great. The organisational culture is fantastic, and I plan to make the most of this golden opportunity." - Jacky

"The bootcamp has been challenging, but I am learning a lot about penetration testing." - Muhammad

"Through steep learning curves, we thrived; together yet independent. Laughter fortified us, and as one, we safeguard both each other and a better tomorrow" - Shane

For those interested in entering the industry, we regularly host boot camps. If you would like to participate in our next boot camp, please get in touch with us at

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!