Sam Parkash - IT Graduate
Hi, my name is Sam. I am an IT Graduate in the Domain Architecture team, based in North Sydney. I graduated from UTS with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. My leisure activities range from spending time with friends and family to travelling. I feel very fortunate to be a part of NEC and am learning a wide range of skills and knowledge.
Why did you apply for the IT Graduate Program? Why NEC?
I wanted to be part of a world renowned company that leads in ground breaking technology.
What have you enjoyed most about your experience in the Graduate Program so far?
Having exposure to state of the art disruptive technology whilst working with amazing and helpful people.
Where did you complete your first rotation and what were some of your day-to-day tasks?
My first rotation was with the Domain Architecture team. My day-to-day tasks included project related work such as wireless mapping for access points along with activities related to the implementation of facial recognition technology.
What skills do you believe a Graduate needs to be successful in the program?
I believe that a graduate needs to be confident in themselves and in their abilities whilst having an understanding of technology as well as customer engagement.
What are you looking forward to in your future rotations?
I am looking forward to working more with biometric and network technologies.
Renee Schuring - Legal Counsel
NEC has been a fantastic employer to me over the past 10 years, particularly as a new parent. NEC supported me throughout my pregnancy allowing me to work up until 38 weeks. I felt like I was still engaged and treated as a valued contributing employee right up until the commencement of my maternity leave. The clear Paid Parental Leave Policy helped me budget for my new family and allowed me to stay at home and spend more time getting to know my baby.
When it was time to return to work, my return to work was made easier as a result of the flexible work conditions including varied start and finish times and the ability to work from home where required. The flexibility was a great benefit as I learned to balance my competing priorities. Perhaps the greatest part about working at NEC though was returning to work with supportive colleagues who helped me to regain my confidence in the workplace. I would recommend NEC as an employer of choice.
Daniella Forgione - Systems Engineer
I like working at NEC because it has given me the opportunity to further upskill myself and develop my IT knowledge to move from my Desktop Technician position into a Systems Engineer role. NEC is continuously assisting in providing further training and certifications I need to further my IT career and knowledge.
I’m also proud to work for an organisation that has increased the number of women joining the IT industry. I commenced NEC as one of the only females in my department and I can now gladly say there are multiple females and I continuously see more and more joining this industry. I am very grateful with the opportunities NEC has provided me with, starting as a graduate with no experience within the industry to now be a Systems Engineer in training.
David Saliba - General Manager
I doubt anyone joins an organisation like NEC with a plan to turn it into a 20-year adventure, yet here I find myself. It is therefore no surprise when I am asked the inevitable question of what it is exactly that keeps me at NEC. I often point to opportunities to learn and work on new technologies and the associated excitement of implementing some world-first NEC deployments that delivered great outcomes for clients. Or the ongoing support and trust placed in all staff to contribute ideas and influence NEC’s go-to-market direction. Of course being part of an organisation that is both a technology vendor and service provider with such a diverse customer base means there is never a dull moment.
Above all, however, it is the people. I am privileged to work with some amazingly talented people, many of whom I consider to be both colleagues and friends and it is NEC’s ongoing commitment to investing in its people that will pave the way for a bright future. I look forward to continuing to be part of NEC as we continue “Orchestrating a brighter world”.
Sam Senaratne - Business Development Manager
I joined NEC NT team in 2012 and have since enjoyed working with the organization. As the NEC’s only BDM in the NT, my role is somewhat unique at NEC. It involves, Business Development, Solutions Consultancy and Project Management. This provides a mix of challenges and the opportunity to work with multiple ICT technologies developed by NEC as well as our Vendor Partners. Finding solutions to these challenges have always motivated me to thrive within and with the organization. The access you gain to different areas of technology solutions in the industry and use of those to provide successful solutions to customer requirements is the success any technologist looks to achieve, NEC certainly provides that platform to all employees.
The team at NEC is a great network with multicultural personalities from across the globe working together in unison. The beauty of this is, the network you are part of is not limited to Australia, it is open for you globally to explore. I am also thankful to the fact NEC is a flexible and understanding employer of employee circumstance, this has allowed me to manage time with my young family and succeed at my work too.
Kickstart your career with the NEC Australia
Our program encourages you to embrace innovation, work collaboratively and to be courageous in contributing to change. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who also want to make their mark on our industry, while being supported to develop and grow your skills.
We offer career development opportunities and actively encourage further growth within our organisation as you complete the program. Internally advertised vacancies provide constant opportunities for you to create career trajectory and momentum for your future.
Our accelerated program provides new university graduates with an in-depth knowledge of NEC and the IT Industry.
18 months rotation program throughout the business and various IT functions. We take people from a range of degrees including Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking and Software Engineering.
Mentoring, soft skills and stream related training are also part of the program.
Further information regarding our 2020 intake will be available mid-2019. To express your interest in the program and be kept informed when applications formally open, click on the link below and update your details.
Launch your career with NEC
Designed to provide current IT students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience whilst completing their studies.
As an NEC Intern, you would be challenged to think beyond what’s possible and to go the extra mile for our customers.
Our Intern program integrates on - the - job experience, coaching and feedback to ensure you are set on the right path for your future career aspirations.
This program provides a direct pathway to our graduate program.
School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship Program
Are you in Year 11 or have just finished Year 12 and are based in Darwin?
We offer School based apprenticeships and Traineeships in our Darwin office. The programme is run over 12 months and features a number of training activities that lead to a Certificate III or IV in Information Technology.
The programme takes a holistic approach and includes both course work and on the job training to meet the core competencies for each course.