- We’re in NZ, Australia and Asia
- We’re technology agnostic
- We provide all IT services
- Our customers are long-term from a variety of industries
- Our grads have no limits to their career progression – if you’re good you’ll go far
- Get stuck in straight away – no mucking around!
Who is Datacom?
From small beginnings in Christchurch in 1965 we’ve grown to be the dominant or at least high ranking player in pretty much every IT sector we operate in. And if it’s IT, we do it.
We’re stable, prosperous and growing. Our size allows us to provide you with many of the benefits larger international companies promote, but our business model means you still feel part of a small family business on a day-to-day basis.
We care about our people and we need more talented young people like you to help us continue to grow and be even more successful.
Since those early days we now number 3,600 people. We’re continuing to grow strongly, we’re heavily investing in innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and encourage our people to do out-of-the-ordinary things.
What do we actually do?
Software & Integration
Integration and support – with around 800 permanent staff on our software development team, we offer clients a complete software engineering capability, spanning design, analysis, development and customisation, integration, testing, support and maintenance of software applications; from the largest mission critical enterprise applications to cutting-edge web and mobile apps.
Infrastructure and IT Management
We are the only service provider in New Zealand to be certified as a VMware vCloud data centre services provider. With deep expertise in the design, implementation and support of technical infrastructure including all hardware, network and data centre infrastructure, hosting, systems administration and outsource services. Datacom operates high grade enterprise data centres, bringing accessible and secure high availability computing to our clients every day.
Datacom operates across five countries in 13 locations and we acknowledge the communities within which we operate are diverse in culture and needs.
Datacom are committed to making meaningful contributions to those communities through donations, in kind or voluntary participation.
Datacom supports programmes that promote:
- Development of youth
- Environmental or sustainability
- Independence for disabled/elderly
- Relief of poverty
- Safer communities
Examples of Datacom supported programmes:
Datacom New Zealand has identified the following charitable or ‘not for profit’ partners to which we give sponsorship:
Development of youth
Environmental or Sustainability
Independence for disabled/elderly
Relief of poverty
I chose to apply for the Datacom graduate programme because Datacom seemed to do a bit of everything in the IT field. I thought if I got the job I’d have the opportunity to get some real world experience in a position relevant to my degree and at the same time, look around at a bunch of different possible career paths. After starting at Datacom I couldn’t be happier. All my original expectations were met and exceeded. I’ve gained experience working in several exciting fields already and I’ve only been here four months! I’m currently working on a project that will be used to demonstrate some of our services to potential customers. That’s one of my favourite things about working here, everyone takes you seriously and your work as a grad is considered just as important and useful as anyone else’s. I don’t think I could have picked a better place to get such a huge head-start in my career in IT.
What I’m loving about Datacom is the family and friendly environment inside the workplace. People genuinely enjoy what they are doing which I believe is one of the reasons why they stay for many years. Friends working in Datacom told me that managers and even the manager’s manager are very giving of their time and knowledge which for me is very encouraging at the time when I was choosing where I would want to work.
I like working here as a grad because there are so much opportunities that are being presented. You are partnered with a mentor who guides and supports you in your growth. This for me is an important foundation that as a grad I am lucky to have.
While looking for a job as a grad, sometimes you can’t afford to be picky. However there were a few criteria which Datacom ticked for me while looking for work:
Datacom is a good size
- Datacom is big enough to offer the support and training that I feel I needed as a fresh-out-of-uni grad.
- Big enough to give me job security and room to move around the organisation if necessary.
- Not too much of a giant organisation so that I’d feel insignificant in comparison.
In short, the people here are awesome. In six months I’ve worked with junior developers, tech leads, business unit managers, a client and even a director, all of whom have been interesting, intelligent, passionate people who have all been a pleasure to work with.
The projects I’ve been on have also made my time here enjoyable, we always use modern technologies to create technically sound IT solutions for any need. Another fun enjoyable aspect are the extra-curricular activities available like a fundraiser run I took part in. We raised more than five thousand dollars for a good charity and it also helped me meet people outside of my department.
While studying, there were always whispers about which software companies would be the best to work for after graduation and Datacom was always one of the ‘top dogs’ on that list. This paired with Datacom’s reputation was enough for me to want to throw my hat in the ring for a chance to work there. I wanted to get my foot into an established company and where better to start than Datacom? My initial impression was that Datacom was a big scary corporate and well, that quickly changed when I had my interview.
During my interview (and further reinforced when I started working here) spawned the impression that behind the scenes, Datacom is secretly more than a software development behemoth. It’s filled with people whom are truly passionate about what they are doing and what they are working with, people who genuinely enjoy one another’s company and aren’t afraid to spark a how’s-your-day elevator conversation and brainy people whom are more than happy to help out the little grads.
So in short, I applied for Datacom because I love programming and honestly just wanted a job in programming, I’m staying at Datacom because I’m doing what I love and I admire the ‘family-like’ atmosphere. Cheesy? Sure. But I believe this describes Datacom to a T.