Here’s how you can take the first step towards your successful IT career!

By Dania Aziz

Cognizant, one of the world's most prestigious professional services firms, is on the lookout for young talent to be the future industry leaders through its graduate programme. Here are the details.

The Cognizant Graduate Programme is a 12-month programme aimed at cultivating diversified, multi-dimensional, and multi-skilled talents to lead Asia Pacific in the years to come. This distinctive programme outlines the graduate’s path through many phases, each with its own set of talent management, training, and extracurricular activities.

During this programme, the selected talent, each with his or her own unique skills and abilities, will be equipped with essential knowledge and niche skills sought by industry leaders. This includes soft skills like client relationship management and applicable technical skills.

Due to Cognizant's collaborative culture, talent will also get the opportunity to potentially collaborate on cross-functional or cross-business initiatives. They will also collaborate closely with senior team members in order to ensure that tasks and goals are accomplished on time.

There are also various events, such as activities and initiatives, that will offer opportunities to interact, learn, and grow with other colleagues while also giving back to the community.

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What to expect? First, be prepared to collaborate and actively participate in discussions to assist the team in establishing its technology and development strategy. Besides that, talent will be in charge of designing solutions, developing code, creating test cases, executing test cases, automating build, test, and deployment, and setting up and configuring environments.

Wondering if you meet the requirements? Here’s the checklist: A bachelor’s degree specialising in Computer Science, Information Technology, Enterprise/Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering or any related disciplines and foundational knowledge in relevant areas.

It would be advantageous too if you have a good grasp of software development, the implementation lifecycle, and hands-on programming experience. You should also be enthusiastic about the digital world, designing and developing for those who work or live in it.

Find out more and apply at Cognizant career portal.

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