November 4, 2019
Singapore, 4 November 2019: eNett International, a leading provider of integrated B2B payment solutions for the travel industry, celebrates winning the award for Best Internship Program at the AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs). The AGRIAs are run by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) and recognise outstanding examples of excellence in the graduate recruitment and development industry.
Launched in 2017, eNett’s internship program aims to provide real-world experiences for students. It’s also a win-win, since it helps the team identify future employees with the drive and talent to support the fast growth business.
The program offers industry-based learning internships lasting between six to 12 months at its offices in Melbourne and London. While initially placing students in the IT department, which is the biggest and fastest growing team, it also extended the program to the Commercial team. Starting off with eight applicants in 2017, the program has gone from strength to strength, taking on 12 interns in 2018 and 15 in 2019. Since launching, 26 students have gone on to accept permanent positions at the company following the completion of their degrees.
Alex, a QA Engineer who participated in the internship program, commented: “eNett supported me during the final years of my university degree by offering me an internship place in January 2017. After university I wasn’t sure where I would end up because I was interested in business processes but also the technology behind it. My role as a QA Engineer at eNett is a bridge between the two, and I find myself learning more and more every day, enjoying every part of it.”
Anthony Hynes, founder and CEO at eNett International, said: “It’s great to see the success of our internship program and it being recognised by the AAGE. Our people have always been at the core of everything we do at eNett, and have been fundamental in our journey from challenger start-up to global disruptor.
“As a fast-growth fintech company, we’re always on the hunt for great talent that can help us deliver the best possible customer experience and grow the business. We also recognise that the graduate space is an increasingly competitive arena and believe it’s important to offer students with on-the-job training to develop their skillsets outside of their studies.”
The finalists for the internship category at the AGRIAs were eNett, Atlassian and Xero. These contenders were determined by responses to the AAGE's 2019 Intern Survey, which summarises the views and experiences of around 1300 interns who have taken part in an internship program. Interns are given a series of questions where they can rate the quality of their experiences during their internship program. The finalists for Best Internship Program are the organisations who received the highest average ratings from their interns.
About eNett International
We’re B2B payments game changers. Our products are innovative. Our service is fast. Our customers’ transactions are safe. And we’re easy to deal with. We listen to our customers and fix things that should work better. Our lower cost payment solutions provide a better experience and help them grow.
Our secure Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) allow travel agencies to generate a unique Mastercard number and pay suppliers from within their booking flow. Our exclusive, long-term partnership with Mastercard provides access to the world’s fastest payments processing network. And means VANs are accepted wherever a Mastercard is online.
We’re majority owned by Travelport, and our VANs are seamlessly integrated into its Travel Commerce Platform. Further strengthened by our global banking services partner and shareholder Optal, eNett’s fast, easy and safe technology solutions are solving the payments challenges of the global travel industry.
About the Australian Association of Graduate Employers
The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) is the peak industry body representing organisations that recruit and develop Australian graduates. It comprises around 300 organisations, including a variety of large and small employers across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors. The final ratings organisations receive are based on the quality of the feedback their interns provide to the AAGE survey.