The Olenick Belfast Graduate Programme: Success Stories

Belfast Grad Programme

Our skilled and professional consultants are the cornerstone of Olenick, and we take pride in the team that we have built over our 20+ years in business.

Our in-house training programmes provide accessible education and mentorship to those looking for a pathway into the IT industry. The Olenick Belfast Graduate Programme, along with Talent Academy, provide hands-on training for those seeking to focus their career on Software Testing and Quality Engineering.


The Olenick Belfast Graduate Programme provides participants with the education needed to become ISTQB certified software testing professionals, with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects across a wide range of industries. Our Graduate Programme participants acquire a range of technical skills in the program, along with guidance in developing an interesting career full of potential. Graduates also travel to Chicago to attend our Talent Academy, where they gain expert knowledge of the software testing industry from our in-house trainers and meet our senior management team.


We would like to share these testimonials from a couple of consultants who have successfully completed our Belfast Graduate Programme:

(Watch the Grad Programme Video HERE.)


Jonny Logan: Consultant Level 1, Specializing in Testing within the Professional Services industry

“I was made aware of Olenick at a Careers fair at Queens University Belfast where I received an insight to what Olenick does, some of the tools they use, a typical day-to-day routine, and the benefits package that would be provided (not to mention the 2 week trip to Chicago). After a few weeks in the application process, I was offered the job as a Graduate Consultant – which was really exciting.


The first few weeks of the job was spent in Chicago completing Talent Academy with fellow graduates gaining a deeper insight to Olenick, training on different technologies and tools, and meeting senior members of staff. Outside of working hours, we explored Chicago visiting Willis Tower and much more.


Upon return to the Belfast office, I completed the ISTQB foundation certification which is industry recognized – this put me in good stead for future projects. My experience with Olenick since then has been great: manual testing on two different projects with different clients. The Graduate Programme really helped me become the consultant I am today, and I have had a great time so far.”


Ryan Migan: Consultant Level 1, Specializing in Quality Assurance

“The Olenick Graduate Programme provided me with the perfect start to my IT career, allowing me to transition smoothly from University into the IT sector. The programme incorporated a wide range of activities and tasks including role plays and technical knowledge sessions from colleagues who are experts in their fields. This allowed me to build upon my skillset and effectively prepare me for not only my first, but future client projects and interactions. Two huge benefits of the programme were my exposure to innovative technologies throughout the two weeks and a great support network, ranging from Programme Coordinators to Associates.


However, the programme was not all work as I also immersed myself into the Chicago lifestyle – ranging from attending a Chicago Fire FC match versus Toronto, to overseeing the Chicago skyline from Willis Tower. Overall, a truly unforgettable experience!”


For more information on our Belfast location, as well as to view our Graduate Programme Video, click HERE.


To learn more about the Belfast Graduate Programme and details on how to apply, contact us HERE.

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