Placements Opportunities
at Cisco
Aaron Trout, Tim Garner, Martyn Allen
ECATS UK – Cisco Reading
Wednesday 23rd October

©...
• Who are we?
• ECATS Placement Opportunities

• Other Placement Opportunities
• Graduate Schemes
• Q&A

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Tim Garner
1st Class BSc (Hons)
Computer Science from
Plymouth University
Placement year at Cisco
(ECATS)
Now in a permane...
Aaron Trout
1st Class BSc (Hons)
Computer Systems and
Networks from Plymouth
University
Placement year at Cisco
(ECATS)

N...
Martyn Allen
1st Class BSc (Hons)
Computer Systems and
Networks from Plymouth
University
Placement year at the Kenton
Grou...
• Largest provider of network hardware (routers and switches) in

the world
• Founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy ...
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• Enhanced Customer Aligned Test Services
• Pre-sales validation for GET (Global Enterprise Theatre)

customers
• Replicat...
• Make the tea

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• Provide support to engineers on a per-project basis:
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Locate and rack up appropriate devices
Interconnect devices acco...
• Manage your own projects to run the lab infrastructure:
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Lab CCTV system
Building Digital Media System (DMS)
Power man...
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• Extra-curricular activities:
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Charity events
Departmental events (meal/drinks)
Days out (Wakeboarding, Exhibitions, Ci...
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• CV
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Detail previous accomplishments / experience relevant to the job
Include module results from stage 1, and final gr...
November

th
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Our Process:
1. CV Review
2. Invite candidates for telephone interview
3. Invite successful candidates fr...
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• ANCE – Associate Network Consulting Engineer
“The Cisco Advanced Services team (AS) is a global organization charged wit...
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• cs.co/unijobs

• CV & Covering Letter

• cs.co/ECATS

• Be on track for a 2:1

or 1st in your degree
• CCNA Academy

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  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:49) -----Tim to start
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:49) -----Tim
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:49) -----Aaron
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:49) -----Martyn----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:56) -----Who has heard of cisco? Raise hands
  • Over half a billion dollars worth of equipment----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:56) -----TimPinballTable footballTable TennisPool
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:56) -----Aaron
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:56) -----Tim - how was that video relevant?Support the IOE
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:56) -----Tim
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 16:09) -----Aaron
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:27) ------ Support the lab- Build test beds- Support engineers on testing- Network monitoring - Traffic generators- Work with engineers, who are CCIE (they know their shit)
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 15:27) ------ Total of ~20 servers (rack mount and blades)- Average of 100GB ram per server, some with 384GB- Engineers can help with study
  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 16:09) -----Aaron
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  • ----- Meeting Notes (22/10/2013 16:09) -----Tim
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  • Cisco ECATS - Plymouth Uni Presentation Oct 2013

    1. 1. Placements Opportunities at Cisco Aaron Trout, Tim Garner, Martyn Allen ECATS UK – Cisco Reading Wednesday 23rd October © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
    2. 2. • Who are we? • ECATS Placement Opportunities • Other Placement Opportunities • Graduate Schemes • Q&A © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
    3. 3. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
    4. 4. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
    5. 5. Tim Garner 1st Class BSc (Hons) Computer Science from Plymouth University Placement year at Cisco (ECATS) Now in a permanent position at Cisco Tim.Garner@Cisco.com 020 8824 8415 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
    6. 6. Aaron Trout 1st Class BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks from Plymouth University Placement year at Cisco (ECATS) Now in a permanent position at Cisco Aaron.Trout@Cisco.com 020 8824 4002 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
    7. 7. Martyn Allen 1st Class BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks from Plymouth University Placement year at the Kenton Group Currently an intern with ECATS at Cisco Martyn.Allen@Cisco.com 020 8824 8109 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
    8. 8. • Largest provider of network hardware (routers and switches) in the world • Founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner • Head office is in San Jose, California and employs over 65,500 people globally • Offices in over 90 countries worldwide • Year ending July 2012, Sales of $46 billion © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
    9. 9. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
    10. 10. http://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1208342 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
    11. 11. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
    12. 12. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12
    13. 13. • Enhanced Customer Aligned Test Services • Pre-sales validation for GET (Global Enterprise Theatre) customers • Replicate customer networks in the lab, and validate technologies or design • Lab of around 250 racks based in Green Park, Reading • Team of around 20 engineers © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
    14. 14. • Make the tea © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14
    15. 15. • Provide support to engineers on a per-project basis: - Locate and rack up appropriate devices Interconnect devices according to network topology Apply configuration to the devices Assist with troubleshooting if necessary • The more you put in the more you get out: - Work on testing with best in the industry CCIE level engineers - Use and learn how to configure bleeding edge technologies / equipment © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
    16. 16. • Manage your own projects to run the lab infrastructure: - Lab CCTV system Building Digital Media System (DMS) Power management and lab monitoring VMware infrastructure (vCenter) • Opportunities for learning: - Set up your own rack of equipment (study pod) for learning CCNA CCNP Learn something every day Free books & exams! © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16
    17. 17. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17
    18. 18. • Extra-curricular activities: - Charity events Departmental events (meal/drinks) Days out (Wakeboarding, Exhibitions, Cisco Live etc.) Potential international travel (Martyn – Amsterdam) Sports – weekly badminton club etc. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 18
    19. 19. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 19
    20. 20. • CV - Detail previous accomplishments / experience relevant to the job Include module results from stage 1, and final grade from College / A levels Hobbies & other interests Max 2 pages • Covering letter - Tailored towards Cisco, not a generic version you send to all • Successful candidates should: - Be on track for a 2:1 or 1st in their degree Be willing to learn, motivated and enthusiastic Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills Able to quickly learn new technologies / pick up new skills © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 20
    21. 21. November th 30 Our Process: 1. CV Review 2. Invite candidates for telephone interview 3. Invite successful candidates from phone interviews to assessment center MAKE SURE YOU ATTACH YOUR CV AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE cs.co/ECATS © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 21
    22. 22. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 22
    23. 23. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 23
    24. 24. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 24
    25. 25. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 25
    26. 26. • ANCE – Associate Network Consulting Engineer “The Cisco Advanced Services team (AS) is a global organization charged with providing world-class services to Cisco’s customer base. As part of this team you will be helping create Cisco’s concept of the Human Network, by contributing to the success of Cisco's customers in deploying and utilizing the latest networking technologies. The AS team’s primary focus is with Cisco’s premium customers. It operates in the Plan-DesignImplement (PDI) and Optimize phases of the Network Lifecycle applying new technologies, in complex design, performance and optimization services within the largest networks in the world, and led by some of the best technical experts in the industry.“ • ASE – Associate Systems Engineer “The Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) is one of the most highly coveted early-in-career development programs designed specifically for top university graduates from around the world who aspire to become the next generation of sales leaders at Cisco. This year long program provides world class, hands-on educational and experiential training that will develop our Associate Systems Engineers (ASEs) to become successful Systems Engineers in the Cisco Sales Organization.” © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 26
    27. 27. © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 27
    28. 28. • cs.co/unijobs • CV & Covering Letter • cs.co/ECATS • Be on track for a 2:1 or 1st in your degree • CCNA Academy (CSN students) is preferred but not a requirement cs.co/plymouth2014 © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 28
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