My first twelve months at Ericsson have been challenging, rewarding and exciting.
In tallying up the responsibilities I have accepted, projects I've been exposed to and independence I've been entrusted with, I find it hard to believe one year is all that has elapsed.
As a graduate fresh out of university I was first assigned to the Network Integration Centre, a team dedicated to configuring, and bringing into service, new mobile infrastructure for Telstra – Australia's largest telecommunications network operator. This position exposed me to the very cutting edge of radio technology, and required a great many skills to execute effectively: liaising with Telstra engineers, understanding complicated network architectures, working with remote teams, and many others. More recently I have helped develop software to automate algorithmically complicated manual tasks, and have developed technical expertise in performing critical software upgrades in Telstra's LTE radio access network.
From day one I have received training and support to further my development as I have accepted new responsibilities and learned new skills. At Ericsson, your colleagues are supportive and encouraging; help is always available. Having said that, it is on you to take advantage of the wonderfully nourishing environment, and prove your mettle: it is the tough challenges and the hard work that bring the largest reward. You can, however, rest assured that your work is valued and recognized.
Having begun on a two year, rotation-style graduate program, I chose to accept a permanent position in my Access and Integration team after only a handful of months. I decided the team, the work and the prospects suited me well, and the flexibility afforded me within the team matched that offered by the graduate program.
As a recent starter, I could not recommend Ericsson more highly. Come willing to learn, work hard and innovate. Come ready to make friends and push your limits in a Global telecommunications power-house!