Being part of our graduate programme is a unique and exciting opportunity! It’s your chance to obtain greater exposure and experience and to put your knowledge into practice. We offer the opportunity to perform multiple roles within our different business units on a rotating basis. This gives you more exposure to a range of departments including sales, client services, technical services, fitout and construction, audio visual, data centre, estimating and finance.
During the 24 month programme, you will have the opportunity to spend time with each team, allowing you to develop a sound base knowledge, professional skills and networks. It truly is a great way to kick start your career.
To help you learn more about our graduate programme, we’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask directly.
What makes Syndeticom’s graduate programme unique?
Our graduate programme is an excellent way to kick-start a successful career. Like most graduate programmes, it includes rotations across each part of the business to help find your areas of interest. In addition, the programme offers personal one-on-one mentoring with a member from the executive team to develop your career and, of course, the opportunity to work with an awesome team.
The one thing that makes our graduate programme stand out is the mentoring and training our graduates receive. Each of our graduates is teamed with a mentor from our executive team to support them throughout the programme. You will find that this mentor is exceptionally approachable and accessible, and they will sincerely value your input. Your mentor will not only assist you with your every-day tasks but will also discuss your career development plan and what steps you need to take to achieve your career goals.
In addition, you will receive training in a wide variety of areas within our business, allowing you to learn everything you need for a successful career. If you want to learn something we don’t yet offer training in, you’re encouraged to ask for it. We will do our very best to make this training possible.
Finally, our family culture provides a great advantage for our graduates. We have a flat team structure, which means that things move faster than they do in large enterprises and grads have relaxed and easy access to people with a wide range of experience and expertise throughout the business.
Is there a fixed start date for the graduate programme?
No, there is no fixed start date. Although many graduate programmes have a fixed application date and a fixed starting date, our graduate programme offers the flexibility to apply at any time and to start the programme immediately, at any time of the year.
How do I apply for the graduate programme?
You can submit your application by sending your resume and cover letter through the form found on our graduate program page.
What will I be doing on each rotation?
Each rotation will be different. You will learn specific processes in each of the different departments, as well as speaking with clients and interacting with internal and external stakeholders that are relevant to that particular department.
Even though day-to-day tasks change all the time, here are some tasks that our graduates work on regularly:
Assisting with documentation and tracking of projects
Interacting and collaborating with technicians, supervisors, apprentices and other team members
Communicating and interacting with our clients
Helping to create solutions that automate tasks and increase efficiencies
Estimating, including reviewing tenders and meeting with vendors
Assisting project managers
In addition to supporting other team members, our graduates are given the autonomy to work on different projects independently.
“Throughout the last 16 months, I’ve had the chance to be part of multiple areas in Syndeticom. I have been given ownership of creating and maintaining several tools to assist the business both as a whole and the individual teams. Throughout this, I have been given the autonomy to make choices and push the tasks in what I believe to be the best direction. Most of my other tasks have involved assisting the operations team in estimating, logistics and planning various installation works across Data Centre, Major Projects and Client Services.”
Is there a permanent opportunity after the programme?
Yes, there often is. Graduates are generally recruited and trained with the expectation that they will remain with us upon completion of the programme. We invest in our graduates as we believe they might be our leaders of tomorrow. Given how much we invest in our graduates, we typically want to retain them in the business once they finish the programme.
Will I be in charge of a project, or will I be helping the project managers?
Initially, you will be primarily supporting the project managers and other more experienced members of the team. However, after you’ve gained some experience with us and once you understand the business and how we work, you might have the opportunity to run a small project by yourself – with the project manager’s support and advice.
In other departments with more significant projects, you will be able to work with the senior project manager and receive mentoring and exposure, enabling you to understand how to run a large project for a multinational, well-recognised business.
Do you have a buddy or mentoring program to support graduates?
Yes, we do. Each graduate is teamed up with a mentor from our executive team. This mentor will guide you through the entire programme, and you will have regular catchups to ask questions and receive advice and feedback.
Our senior managers really care about our graduates and will help you to not only navigate your current work environment but also help you figure out where you want to go and how to get there.
Here is what our graduate Ryan had to say about the mentoring he received:
“Even though I have only been at Syndeticom for 4 months, I have received invaluable training and mentorship from the Syndeticom management team, and they have shown a keen interest in finding my passions and skills in order to nurture and expand upon them. I have been allowed a level of autonomy that allows me to develop my own skills and upskill with many training courses provided by the company allowing me to receive training from many of the world-renowned technology companies and manufacturers. From the day I started at Syndeticom, I was assigned a mentor that was independent from that of my rotation managers. My mentor allowed me to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss where I wanted to go and what skills I wanted to develop, allowing me to find my strengths and weaknesses in a friendly environment and allowing me to work on my professional skills with help from the Syndeticom management team.”
What do the first day and first week usually look like for a new graduate?
Once an offer has been made and you’ve accepted it, we schedule your first day and organise inductions with key people. On your first day, you will meet with HR, receive a general introduction to the business, receive an overview of the systems we use and be introduced to our staff members.
After this, you will meet with your Line Manager (the manager of the department you are starting your first rotation in). Together, you will complete your graduate plan to set expectations and goals and agree on the different skills you wish to develop during your rotation.
During the first week, you will also meet with your mentor, who will then schedule regular meetings with you.
What are you looking for in a graduate?
To qualify for our graduate programme, you will need to have a degree from a university or equivalent tertiary institution. This is a requirement for all graduates.
Beyond that, we are looking for graduates who have a genuine interest in technology and innovation, who can demonstrate a love of learning and openness to new experiences, and who are self-motivated and want to make a difference by becoming an integral part of our business for years to come.
How many graduates are you looking to recruit over the next 12 months?
We will be recruiting at least four new graduates in the next 12 months. If we receive applications from more than four outstanding candidates, we will consider hiring more.
Learn more and apply now
Learn more about what to look for in an employer as a recent graduate in our blog post here. If you’re ready to submit your application for our graduate programme, you can do so via our graduate programme page.