Intergen Young Achiever Awards launched at Wellington Institute of Technology

26 May 2016

Wellington, New Zealand – May 26, 2016 – Intergen is now the official sponsor of the Intergen Young Achiever Awards for Bachelor of Information Technology students at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), with the inaugural award ceremony taking place at WelTec this week.

Intergen CEO, Simon Bright, and WelTec Chief Executive, Chris Gosling, officiated the ceremony, with awards presented to John Frederikson (first prize), Jonah Jackson (second prize) and Roxanne Shirtcliffe (third prize).

Simon Bright Intergen’s Chief Executive Officer says employing graduates and supporting young students while they are studying IT makes great business sense.

“At Intergen we want to provide an avenue for great students to become great employees and that is why we have partnered with WelTec to provide the Intergen Young Achiever Awards,” he says.

“New graduates re-energise our workforce and enhance our profile bringing fresh ideas and new approaches to our business. Our graduate programme provides an opportunity for students to get to know our business and see if it is the right fit for them. We want to take on 20 to 25 graduates in January 2017 and our requirements are growing all the time. The graduates that WelTec produces with advanced applied ICT skills is exactly what we are looking for at Intergen.”

Intergen Young Achiever Award recipients Roxanne Shirtcliffe,  Jonah Jackson and John Frederikson with WelTec Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Simon Bright Intergen CEO.
Intergen Young Achiever Award recipients Roxanne Shirtcliffe,  Jonah Jackson and John Frederikson with WelTec Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Simon Bright Intergen CEO.

WelTec’s Chief Executive Chris Gosling says, “WelTec’s ICT graduates are highly sought after by industry and we are very pleased to have partnerships in place with companies like Intergen. Their support for our students is invaluable, giving them exposure to IT companies while they are studying with us. ICT is a key driver of Wellington’s economy and through initiatives like this with Intergen together we will ensure our city has the skilled workforce needed to enable it to grow.”

Intergen has a strong graduate recruitment programme, having employed more than 100 graduates across New Zealand since the programme began, with 22 new graduates starting with Intergen in the 2016 graduate intake.

The Intergen Young Achiever awards began in 2014 at Victoria University, recognising top students in Victoria University’s INFO 101: Foundations of Information Systems.

Simon Bright says, “We’re extremely proud to see the awards now established at two leading tertiary institutions and look forward to now encouraging even more IT students to consider careers in IT.”





For more information please contact:

Katy Sweetman 
Marketing and Communications Manager
+64 21 955 303


Caryn Ellis 
Senior Executive Officer
+64 27 301 4674


About Intergen

Intergen, a subsidiary of Empired Limited, is one of Australasia’s leading dedicated Microsoft solutions providers and a leading member of the Microsoft Partner Network, with staff delivering information technology solutions across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Its key offerings include portals, content and collaboration solutions, web and digital strategy and delivery, user experience design, Microsoft Dynamics financial and customer relationship management, custom software development, management consulting, infrastructure consulting and hosting services.

About WelTec

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has had an important place in the Wellington region for over 100 years and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in vocational education. It is the key regional provider of vocational education, with over 150 programmes offered from its campuses in Petone and Wellington.

WelTec offers a broad range of approved qualifications from certificates and diplomas to degree and graduate diploma programmes.  The programme levels allow for staged pathways through the qualifications and range from Level 4 to Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

With almost 8700 students in 2015 WelTec has flexible delivery options for almost any type of study option.  Programmes are developed closely with industry ensuring our courses and qualifications are current and relevant to business and employment needs. Many of our students have gone on to exciting employment opportunities after finishing their studies.


Sign up for our RSS feeds and stay up to date with all the latest news.

Stay up to date with all insights from the Intergen blog