The hack to a great Graduate & Internship application.
At Medipass, we have the absolute best in the business and this is reflected by the sheer amount of applications we receive whenever we open up our graduate and internship roles. In 2019, we were a sponsor for the premier university student hackathon — Unihack — and met incredible talent and discussed opportunities we provide for grads and interns.
Over the next two weeks, it was as if we opened the floodgates, with over 160 applications for our software engineering internship alone. Over the next 12 months, we’ve had well over 400 applications for various grad and intern roles. We’re a small company and evaluating all these applicants is not an easy job.
Our first task is to identify and shortlist applicants. This is made difficult as we’re conscious that some of the best applicants may inadvertently slip through the shortlist evaluation criteria.
When shortlisting candidates, we look for people who we feel will fit the culture and principles of Medipass. Importantly, we want to see those values and capabilities demonstrated — in projects, participation or some other deliverable.
We believe in transparency, simplicity and empowering people. We’re sharing our software engineering shortlist criteria — not because it’s some great secret but because we believe it may help applicants consider how to best demonstrate their passion for the domain.
So what do we consider?
When reviewing candidates, we always consider that we want to work in the company of supportive and inclusive people and are committed to creating a diverse environment reflective of all of our stakeholders. To that end, we value and respect employees of all backgrounds, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, and all other characteristics that create a varied and representative team of humans.