Looking back and moving forward with SideKicks 6.0

Since 2018, ClinkIT Solutions has been committed to finding and hiring the best tech talent in the world and providing them with the tools to create, thrive and grow. This concept led to the creation of the Sidekicks program.  

Sidekicks enhances ClinkIT Solutions’ ability to attract, engage, and retain top tech talent. Sidekicks is now on its sixth run, making it one of the company’s most successful programs to date.  

Sidekicks 6.0: We Are Digital aims to identify and improve on the skills of the best Junior Software Developers in the country. Through Sidekicks, ClinkIT Solutions hopes to turn high-potential developers, salespeople, project managers and digital marketers into full-fledged superheroes.  

Looking Back at Previous Sidekicks 

Sidekicks has proven to be a life changing experience for those who have completed the program. We talked with former alumni Cedric Viaje and Wilhelm Benedictos, as well as former Project Lead Katherine Bairan to get their insider scoop on the Sidekicks Program.  

“The strength of the Sidekicks program is its focus on training tech-related expertise; but at the same time, participants have a great exposure to the project management and sales side of the business,” said Viaje. “We’re privileged to receive plenty of mentorship from industry leading senior developers, account managers, and project leads; plus, we were also involved in some ongoing client projects,” he added. 

“While other company-sponsored programs only focus on one field, e.g. IT only, the Sidekicks program provides mentorship and hands-on work experience in Software Development, Sales, and Project Management,” claimed Benedictos. “Sidekicks is a good way to start your career by learning the whole process of the tech business,” he concluded.  

Both alumni are now full time Superheroes with ClinkIT Solutions. They claimed that 4 months were not enough to soak in all the information shared but played a major role in improving their skills as developers. They also agreed that only a few other organizations offer IT bootcamps and none are as comprehensive as the Sidekicks Program.  

No one knows Sidekicks better than former Project Lead Katherine Bairan. She explained why the program stands out. “It is an accelerated and holistic end-to-end training, rotating through different teams and functions in the company: Software Development, Sales, Project Management, and Digital Marketing.  After the training, successful candidates will be well equipped to strive and thrive in the IT industry.” 

“After the Sidekicks Program, Sidekicks are trained to become the next batch of dev leaders of the organization – what we call Superheroes. Sidekicks throughout the years and past iterations have eventually became the SMEs and leads of different technologies across the company. In fact, former SKs have also become mentors of the new batches of aspiring Superheroes,” she shared. 

“Sidekicks pushes you to step out of your comfort zone, develop your passions, and find your specialties,” she concluded.  

Moving Forward Sidekicks 6.0 

Sidekicks 6.0: We Are Digital brings back the successful program bigger and better than ever before. Sidekicks has always given participants a taste of what it’s like to work in the real world and be mentored by industry veterans.  

This time, ClinkIT Solutions is targeting 300 applicants, to make this batch the most competitive group of Sidekicks yet. “Digital economy advancements have led to a surge in demand for highly-skilled tech talent. Organizations need to adapt, respond, and accelerate their businesses in the digital-first economy,” said Paul Harris, Chief Executive and Technology Officer, ClinkIT Solutions.   

Participants of the Sidekicks 6.0: We Are Digital will work closely with leading veteran software engineers, account managers, project managers in providing intensive mentorship and training on cloud-native practices, new technologies, software engineering best practices, and many other in-demand IT competencies. For the entire 12-week duration, they will learn the ins-and-outs of each professional skill, be highly equipped for specialized roles that contribute to technology development while delivering value to customers.   

From its conception in 2018, to its sixth iteration today, the Sidekicks Program continues to be one of the leading names in the search and training of exceptional young IT and Computer Science talent.   

The search is on for the next tech industry leaders. ClinkIT Solutions is inviting fresh graduates with IT and Computer Science backgrounds to apply for the prestigious Sidekicks Program. Be amongst the best Junior Software Developers in the country and become a full time ClinkIT Superhero! 

Got what it takes? Apply for Sidekicks 6.0 at https://www.clinkitsolutions.com/sidekicks/