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Vacation Work

Each year Opti-Num runs an 8-week vacation work programme for 2nd and 3rd year students who enjoy MATLAB and Simulink and who want to gain exposure into how these tools are used in industry.

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Vacation Work Program: Partnering with Academia

  • This initiative targets development and interest in Engineering for students who are in their 2nd – 3rd years of their undergraduate degree (21 – 23 years old).
  • The University engineering degrees require vacation work as an avenue for exposing student to the working world.
  • Opti-Num accepts 4 -10 candidates every year, and initiates them in a Vacation Work Programme which extends over 8 weeks through the year.
  • The students are given 2 weeks of training in MATLAB and Simulink (CPD accredited), an individual short-term project, as well as a challenging long-term team project.
  • The team projects are usually used as demos by Opti-Num’s application engineers, and teach the students valuable skills about project management and technical problem solving.

What Can I Do Next?

  • To apply for our vacation work programme, send through your CV, academic transcript and brief cover letter to vacwork@optinum.co.za. Applications close at the end of May for the current years intake.