On the 22nd and 23rd of March 2016 The Betsson Group held a 2 day assessment for undergraduates looking to join the Group’s internship program. 34 students from Malta and abroad were invited to join the challenge. Mixed teams participated in group exercise sessions and technical evaluations held at the Betsson Experience Centre. The students had an opportunity to experience a “day-at-Betsson” and to work with specialized Betssonites from around the business.
The Academy was launched in 2015 as an effort to develop a talent pool through internship programs and reduce skills shortage especially within the Data area. For this purpose strategic collaboration with the Department of Statistics & Operations Research at the University of Malta was commenced.
In the first cycle we welcomed 5 students for a 3 month paid internship and 3 final year students for a permanent graduate positions within our DNA (Data, Insight, Action) team. The program was considered a resounding success and in 2016 Betsson Group decided to extend the current DNA focused programme to include Front End and Sportsbook Development, two areas of high value to the iGaming industry.
We are continuing to build upon the strong collaboration with the University of Mata as well as developing new ties with the ICT Faculty of University of Malta and IICT at Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST). We are very pleased that our program has been warmly met by the representatives of these institutions.
The Betsson Academy team is in the process of collecting feedback from all the assessments.