Even then there's a reasonably high attrition rate.
Ambition Technology marketing director Kimberley Silva said that about 15 people have been hired into the company after completing the Academy programme, but only seven of those are still with the company which has a full complement of around 60 recruiters. This is the fourth Academy programme the company has organised.
'It might seem expensive, but putting an ad on Seek does not necessarily drive the right applications. We want them to understand our culture from day one,' she said.
The company has attracted about 40 people for tomorrow night's information evening. After that the candidates who are still interested will be evaluated and a number selected to attend a full day follow up interview where they will be put through their paces, participating in individual and team based role plays.
The successful few who emerge from that process will then be offered a salaried position in the six week Academy which will run in Sydney starting in May. Ms Silva declined to say how much people were paid for their time, but claimed it was a 'generous' amount.