NBN to Boost Technology Jobs in Melbourne

With 700+ new tech jobs coming to Melbourne on the back of the massive NBN project, now is a good time to get into this booming sector!

NBN to Boost Technology Jobs in Melbourne 
The NBN (National Broadband Network) - Australia’s biggest ever infrastructure project – is expected to create 700 new jobs in Melbourne’s tech sector encompassing a team of ICT Engineers, Tech and Customer Service Support, Administrators and Cyber Security specialists. 
This announcement came in early December, with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews stating that more than over 700 new technology jobs will be created over the next five years, with a purpose-built facility at the city’s Docklands precinct becoming the home of the NBN Cyber Security Operations Centre. 
Dedicated to protecting the network and broader Australian public from cyber-attack, this unit will employ highly skilled technical specialists, with additional roles to be created in specialised ICT and engineering as well as technical support and administration.
In particular, the creation of these 700+ technology jobs is a big boost to the Victorian economy and the Andrews state government which has come under pressure in recent weeks to fulfill its pledge of creating 100,000+ new full-time positions by election year 2018. 
“The decision by NBN is a big vote of confidence for Victoria’s high-skill workforce and reinforces our reputation as Australia’s tech hub”, said state Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis. 
Tech Jobs the Way of the Future 
Although Victoria along with New South Wales enjoys the country’s strongest economic conditions, any additional jobs will naturally be welcomed with open arms, especially when they will come in a field as fast-growing and seemingly “future-proof” as the tech sector. Melbourne along with Sydney have developed solid reputations, at least domestically as ideal environments for tech firms to thrive, with start-up “hubs” such as York Butter Factory in the southern capital and Fishburners in the harbor city giving a much needed boost to the small businesses that generate the vast bulk of Australia’s technology jobs.
The expected completion of the NBN itself will also provide a massive boost to Australia’s tech sector and employment opportunities within the sector, with over 2.5 million premises in Victoria alone due to be connected over the next three years. With blisteringly fast broadband speeds promising to revolutionise the way we do business, how can you take advantage of this change?
Finding Technology Jobs in Australia: Skills, Experience & Initiative
Whilst jobs with more high profile firms in the tech sector (think Apple and Google) can be notoriously competitive with literally thousands of applicants for the one position, there are countless smaller firms seeking experienced IT, Digital Marketing or Engineering professionals to fill very specific needs. For those just starting out though, the most reliable path to tech jobs in Australia is completing a bachelor degree in Information Technology, Marketing, Commerce etc. whilst seeking internships/work experience with firms in the field, whether they be the bigger ICT/Technology focused corporations or smaller local businesses. 
Ultimately, experience and initiative are the two most important traits in securing a job in this fast growing sector and with the tools of the tech trade available for anyone with an internet connection, why not design your own website as an online CV or even better create your own app to impress employers? Whether you’d like to work for the new NBN cyber-security team in Docklands or prefer the creative freedom of a small web design agency, there’s opportunities out there.
For a wide range of technology jobs available in Melbourne and across Australia today, visit ApplyDirect and take your career in an exciting new (digital) direction!

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