Graduate opportunities within Resthaven continue to grow, with a recent focus on Information Technology internships — having hosted 15 interns since April 2021.
Recently, Master of Business Information Systems graduate, Solomon Ebomah, transitioned from internship to employment — and is making every post a winner.
“I successfully completed my Bachelor of Mathematics back home in Nigeria, West Africa, and applied for a study visa in Australia to continue my post-graduate studies,” Ebomah says.
“In 2018, once I received my visa, I commenced my Master of Business at Flinders’ University for one semester, before transferring to Torren’s University, finishing up in 2020 with my Master of Business Information Systems.”
In September 2021, Ebomah was offered a 12-week internship with Resthaven’s Information and Technology department through Performance Education during his Professional Year Program.
“After completing my internship, Resthaven offered me a casual position and subsequently full-time employment — a condition required in applying for permanent residency in Australia,” he says.
With Resthaven’s continued support, Ebomah is hopeful to be granted his Permanent Resident Visa soon.
“Resthaven has been incredibly supportive and, without a doubt, a great environment for me to work in.
“I couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative of being part of this great organisation.”
Stuart Warwick is senior manager of ICT at Resthaven and says an ongoing goal at his organisation is to provide career opportunities to emerging Information Technology graduates.
“In April 2021, we entered into a partnership with graduate employment experts to gain professional insight into how we can further our capabilities to succeed in our goal,” he says.
“The ICT internship program has proven to be successful, with ICT taking on 15 graduates over the period, some of whom have secured permanent employment with Resthaven upon completing their internship period.
“Solomon is one of these.”
Zambica De George, team leader ICT applications, says the variety and broad-range of work experiences offered to interns makes for a unique and highly beneficial education for them.
“We have a number of groups within our team – infrastructure, service desk, applications, technical support and training.”
“We try to engage interns’ interests so they have the opportunity to work across all of those areas.’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Resthaven’s services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.