#GradStories Yash Pandey, Network Engineer Graduate at Three Ireland.
What are your main tasks in a typical week?
As a network engineer I do a lot of stuff but I'll talk about one of my technical tasks and one of my non-technical tasks. So one of my non-technical tasks involves a scrum meeting. So every morning we have this scrum meeting in which we go through our Kanban board to see through all the tasks tasks that we have on our hands. One of my technical tasks involves reviewing and and implementation of any changes if required to low level designs or high level designs.
What skills do you need to be successful in this role?
I feel the skills that I need most are self-confidence and willingness to learn new things with an open mind. Those are the two most important skills that I use in my day-to-day work. When it comes to technical skills, I've learned a lot of technical stuff in University which of course helped me but this job was something new for me so I'm learning new technical skills everyday.
What do you love about your job?
What I love most about my job is that I get a sense of belonging. I always get freedom to go above and beyond and get recognized for the work I do.
How did you get into your job?
I completed my bachelor's degree at Trinity College and then a master's degree in software engineering or computer science. Throughout my time in University I was always fascinated by the network side of things and fortunately enough I found myself a perfect role at Three Ireland as a network engineer graduate.
The selection process was a three-stage process. First stage was an aptitude test and then second stage was a video interview one-on-one and then the third stage was an assessment centre.
What skill should students develop if they are considering a career in this sector?
Students get exposure to technical skills throughout their time at university but what I feel is one of the most important skills is effective communication because it helps you a lot not just in university but throughout your life in various jobs.
How have you adjusted to working from home?
I think personally I didn't feel the need to adjust to this hybrid working environment because I was comfortable with it from the get-go. My productivity does not depend on the environment.