BeSquare is a brand new graduate training programme that’s dedicated to giving Malaysian graduates an opportunity to learn vital skills for a fruitful career in IT.
Developed and facilitated by fintech service provider Deriv, BeSquare will cover various aspects of the tech industry as well as soft skills to help graduates become productive team players in their future employment.
Starting in August 2021, the 6-month programme will provide participants with hands-on training that includes challenging real-world projects under the guidance of Deriv’s tech professionals.
Open to graduates majoring in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline, BeSquare is Deriv’s initiative to help shape the next generation of tech talent in the country.
Who is Deriv?
Based in Cyberjaya, Deriv Services Sdn Bhd is the operational headquarters of Deriv Group Ltd, a major player in the international fintech industry with more than 2 decades of experience, serving 2 million clients worldwide.
Deriv’s growth is fuelled by constant innovation, driven by its mission to make online trading available for everyone, everywhere.
With offices in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, Deriv’s global team consists of 600+ professionals of 50+ nationalities, all working together to provide effective solutions to its growing client base.
Who is BeSquare for?
BeSquare is targeted at graduates who want to enhance their skill set and work experience before seeking permanent employment. In today’s demanding economy amidst a global pandemic, it’s crucial for graduates to have the right skills to be able to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the tech industry.
“We want to give graduates the opportunity to acquire the skills that will help them succeed as IT professionals,” says Shyamala Siva, Deriv’s Head of HR.
Trainees who perform exceptionally well throughout the programme will be offered permanent positions at Deriv.
What does BeSquare cover?
For 6 months, trainees will go through 10 tech modules covering front-end and back-end development, mobile app development, cybersecurity, DevOps, and more. Delivered by Deriv’s tech teams, each module will present challenges and opportunities to learn about different aspects of the industry.
With the help of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training and Certification team, BeSquare will deliver 2 courses within the DevOps module that will focus on cloud technologies.
The first course, Developing on AWS, will introduce participants to the AWS software development kit and demonstrate how to develop secure and scalable cloud applications. The second course, DevOps Engineering on AWS, will cover DevOps philosophies, practices, and tools to develop, deliver, and maintain high velocity applications and services on AWS.
Besides that, the BeSquare team will provide trainees with learning points on important soft skills as recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
When does BeSquare start?
Due to the current pandemic, Deriv will be limiting the number of seats available for the programme according to the SOPs issued by the government.