What is TAP?
The Technical Accelerate Programme (TAP) started in 2019 in response to the growing demand for solutions that leveraged emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and (Robotics Process Automation) RPA within our clients.
How did TAP start?
What we found is that there was a shortage of skills in South Africa, so we were faced with three choices – we could either buy skills from our competitors, walk away from the market opportunity or we could create skills and that’s the decision we made). We wanted to start a programme that enables us to continuously respond to this rapidly changing landscape, contribute to our own skills transformation objectives, support the transformation of our business and in turn make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the lives of young South Africans.
The programme focusses on automation and coding and is designed to develop critical skills in these areas. The aim is to create the next generation technical talent required to accelerate our internal and client’s automation journey.
We select young bright minds who are passionate about technology and we equip them with the skills to be relevant to the market with the intent of permanent placement within our organisation and with our clients.
The programme aims to give our youth a launchpad into this rapidly evolving 4th industrial revolution landscape and to further enhance their careers through formal training, mentorship and practical experience. As our graduates embark on this exciting journey that gives them exposure to ground breaking technology, they learn about the business dynamics, gain technical skills and get involved in business projects focussed on real RPA opportunities within the business and with our clients.
The programme comprises structured learning which is broken down into these four phases
This phase is designed to develop skills required through a consulting framework that gives them access to tools and methodology to help build problem solving skills.
We allow interns to master specific skills needed through the enterprise automation journey such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Business Analysis (BA) skills outside of deep development skills.
We ensure that our interns have the base business and development skills such as agile, infrastructure and network understanding to build solutions.
This last phase focusses on practical application based on real world client and internal opportunity and problem statements.
Over the last year we've done some pretty amazing things
TAP interns were thrown in the deep end and have become Level 3 UIPath developers and market ready automation super stars
Expansion of the programme into East and West Africa in August 2020
Certifications completed between the 16 of them
Business projects in progress
The Dimension Data Technical Accelerate Programme is hosted on
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