Datacom is one of New Zealand’s largest, homegrown, local owned Technology organisations.
We create diverse, cutting-edge, and sustainable solutions for our clients. Datacom design, build and run IT systems and process for businesses, support existing legacy IT systems and processes, and custom-design brand new ones.
In short Datacom’s team of experts work across a lot of areas of Tech like Cloud, Cyber, Software Development, Technical Operations, Service Desk, Harware, AI and Automation (to name a few!) We also have a lot of teams and experts that aren’t techy but love working in the Tech industry. Like business consultants, data analysts, sales reps, and business operations.
What does that mean for someone brand new to the world or Tech? we can help you explore different areas of specialisation within the Tech Industry, to find your unique path. The first years of your career should be about curiosity, uncovering new strengths and interests. It’s an exciting time and we’ll be with you along the way mentoring and providing the opportunities for you to thrive.
We have a brand new carefully curated program specially design for students coming out of high school. Our Traineeship Program offers a kick start to your career in Tech and the start to your journey.
What sort of student are we looking for?
You don’t have to be a straight A student. At Datacom we look for attitude, enthusiasm, and curiosity. Someone not afraid to put in the hard yards, to learn and grow and take on challenges.
Customer-focused values. World-class capability.
We bring together over half a century of experience, the right technology, and the knowledge and creativity of our people to deliver sustainable solutions to solve our customers’ greatest challenges.
From small start-ups through to government agencies and multinational corporations, our team of dedicated professionals work with leading partners to deliver solutions that are right for our customers and enhance their businesses.
Each person plays their part. Whether you know your call centre from a data centre, or you prefer developing, marketing, or networking, there’s a role for you at Datacom.
Where equality and tech go hand in hand.
We’re more than just binary in work and in life. At Datacom, we pride ourselves on our values, inclusivity, and sustainability. It’s what we stand for.
We have people from every corner of the world. We are Rainbow Tick certified in New Zealand and partner with Pride in Diversity in Australia.
We also believe in matching our people’s generosity. Our Datacom Foundation supports children significantly affected by the tragic Christchurch terror attacks, and our team in Malaysia volunteer to collect and deliver essential goods and gifts.
Our people. Our values. Our difference.
Believe it or not, a career in IT doesn’t mean sitting down with a computer all day. Whether it’s taking part in company-led sporting events or joining one of the dozens of sports and social groups organised by our people, you’ll never have an excuse to not join in.
Your wellbeing and health are important to us. From complimentary health insurance packages, assistance programmes to improve your physical, emotional, mental, and general psychological wellbeing, and on-site meditation rooms, we do our best to look after your body and mind equally.
We also offer financial support to help you work remotely and flexibly, and special offers and discounts for gyms, travel, and selected retailers.
The future at your fingertips.
For years, we’ve helped hundreds of grads develop meaningful careers and thrive in the technology industry. Now, it’s your turn to begin your successful journey.
We support organisations of all sizes, from small business startups to government agencies. We can offer you a variety of opportunities across our locations. You may be part of a project to create new and sustainable solutions for communities, help to protect companies from the latest cybersecurity threats, or taking part in creative and innovative workshops with our customers.
Whatever your interests, talk to us and we’ll match you to one of our exciting roles. It’s just one of the reasons why we were nominated as one of the Financial Review’s top 100 graduate employers.
IT is all about you.
If you’re passionate about using technology to inspire communities and customers to be better connected than ever before, we want to hear from you.
We’re looking for:
Self-starters who are motivated to kick-start their careers in technology
Team players who have excellent interpersonal skills (you’ll be working with people just as much as computers)
Customer-centric superstars — we pride ourselves on delivering our best work to our customers
Awesome problem-solvers who have fresh ideas and are willing to give anything a go.
You don’t even need a degree in IT to apply for our graduate programme. You just need passion and enthusiasm.
In return, we’ll help you develop your talents, learn new skills, and give you the chance to collaborate with some of our pioneering leaders. Get hands-on experience from day one.
To be eligible for our Early Careers Program, you must:
Completed your studies (whether it’s High School, university or a certification
Have a great attitude and be ready to continue learning
Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Ready to apply?
We can’t wait for you to join us. Whatever your skills or background, we can offer you a variety of opportunities across our locations.
The TalentX community is a platform to learn more about Technology and the various career pathways a career in tech could take you. You can engage with our industry experts, learn cool new things and find out about the latest career opportunities.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be invited to our Slack channel. You can use the desktop version or download the app. Once you’ve created your profile, you’ll find lots of channels dedicated to different areas of Tech, for example, #paths-cloud, #paths-cybersecurity and many more! Don’t forget to join the #start-here channel, where you can read the community guidelines and learn more about what’s on offer.
Of course. We have TalentXers and people from all around the world, representing different backgrounds and cultures. One thing unites us all: our passion to connect communities through technology.
If you have the desire to learn more about a career in tech, we want to hear from you. Whether you’ve just finished school or university, you’re looking for a career change, or simply want to receive extra insight from our TalentX team, TalentX is a place to grow your skills.
Datacom’s Traineeship Programme offers an exciting new career pathway for eager individuals looking to build a career in the Technology Industry!
No formal qualification is required, and we highly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We’re looking for bright stars that can bring diversity of background, thought and skill.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
This paid, full time traineeship combines practical on the job training with on-going career development and mentoring.
Your Traineeship journey will begin in an area like the Service Desk. Which offers the perfect training ground to build your foundational skills like – customer service, service management, communication, problem solving, adaptability and growth mindset.
As your expertise grows we’ll help you better understand your strengths and refine your goals. Helping to set you up for success as you navigate the next phase of the programme – specialisation!
Specialisation is where you can start to direct your skill development with your career aspirations. This might mean Cyber, Networks, Project Management, Software Development….the options are endless!
All Trainees will have access to a huge suite of online learning resources as well as being invited to apply for the Datacom Career Shapers Scholarship!
The Datacom Scholarship is an opportunity to further your study. Datacom will sponsor a TAFE/polytechnic certification in a growth area of Tech (for example Networks, Cyber, Development)
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
No experience is necessary, just right attitude!
You must be able to work from one of our head offices across New Zealand.
Be 18 years of age or older
HOW TO APPLY
The best way to secure your application is to complete our Virtual Work Experience Platform! As soon as applications are open we will reach out to you directly! (link to Virtual Work Experience Page)
Virtual Work Experience
High school students from around New Zealand can sign up for Datacom’s newly launched virtual work experience platform to develop practical skills in four key tech pathways – cloud, automation, cyber and software development.
The virtual work experience platform is free and can be completed in your own pace. You’ll also receive a certificate of completion for each Pathway completed (a great way to build out your CV!)