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If you are looking to move into a tech role, Signal’s SHIFT programme provides an innovative and industry focused learning experience. We help you build upon your existing skill set to enhance your tech sector employability.

SHIFT caters to any degree background, and provides the skills and learning opportunities to transition into tech, or to move within it. SHIFT combines project-based learning and industry experience, with the ability to focus on an area of your choice.

Our next SHIFT programme commences July 2019 in both Christchurch and Dunedin. 

Find out more at our regular Tech Careers and Pizza Nights or 

Talk to us to find out more: 0800 990 024 

Harry is a masters graduate who studied changes in work places & societies globally.
“I realised the dominating role tech plays in these changes, and I knew I had to be a part of the future. SHIFT stood out as the perfect gateway for me into the tech sector.”
Following on from his industry placement, Harry has gone into a role with the RCG Creations team as a software developer.
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Tech is NZ’s third largest export earner with substantial growth each year, the industry needs tech professionals from a range of backgrounds to develop innovative tech  solutions.
It is not all about teams need creative, business, communication and other skills.
Connect with industry throughout SHIFT to boost your personal network and career prospects.


Jessica is a Radiation Therapist who used SHIFT to add tech to her existing skills, and has launched a exciting new career.
Her first group project was working with Dunedin sports tracking company, Igtimi, and her latest was developing a web based app for Otago Museum, in conjunction with Datacom, where she now works in Service Delivery Management. 
“The project work really extended my new tech skills and knowledge. It has been challenging but very rewarding. You don't need to know where you want to go when you start SHIFT, you can find your way throughout the programme.  Absolutely do it!”
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What does Shift include?


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  • Build general tech skills

  • Meet industry professionals

  • Boost communication, teamwork & innovation skills


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Projects & Workshops

  • Develop and apply your skills

  • Learn current industry approaches

  • Establish a tech portfolio through projects & placements


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  • Develop in-depth skills

  • Tailor content to your career goals

  • Choose options from Digital Marketing to Robotics


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Industry Connections

  • Gain insights & experience in industry 

  • Solve industry relevant problems

  • Grow your professional network and your personal brand


"SHIFT allowed me to change direction into the tech side of earth sciences. The studio project work was really valuable and enjoyable, and gave me a snapshot of a real work environment. It also gave me the foundation knowledge and skills to approach new tools and problems confidently, during both my placement and in my new tech role."

Isaac - SHIFT 2017 Graduate
Application Solutions Manager at Seequent
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Contact us to find out more:

Tel: 0800 990 024

Visit our Christchurch or Dunedin studio




Come to our next Tech Careers & Pizza Night






Watch the video Intro to SHIFT & Signal ICT Grad School

Follow this link to see details of our cohorts previous industry projects 

Click here to learn more about our previous SHIFT cohorts


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Talk to us
  • 1 Year Fulltime (Part-time option available) Next Intakes July 2019 and February 2020
  • Graduate Diploma in IT (Christchurch)/Diploma for Graduates (Dunedin)
  • Both Christchurch and Dunedin

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