With a diverse range of opportunities and a rotational program to help you transition smoothly from classroom to workplace, Bell’s engineering careers have a lot to offer.
“You should come work at Bell if you’re looking for a great opportunity,” says Stephanie Maccio.
A Software Engineering and Management grad from McMaster University, Stephanie knows first-hand – she’s one of a team of engineers at work in Bell’s Business Intelligence department.
“The work itself keeps me driven and motivated. Working with new projects, setting up brand-new data and seeing it get used and implemented is incredible,” she says.
“It’s a rewarding experience doing the kind of work that we do at Bell.”
One of many paths
Bell’s engineering opportunities include field work, on-site client interaction and a variety of roles in departments like the Business Intelligence unit.
Here, engineers work as data scientists, analyzing information, modelling data and noticing trends.
“My team is responsible for extracting data and providing that to different Bell departments so they can make informed decisions,” Stephanie explains.
There’s a lot of data, including information on sales and activations, customer demographics, call centre activity and more. With access to so much information, the Business Intelligence team – and the engineers in it – are connected to teams across Bell.
“We interact with every team because we’re providing all of their reporting,” explains Stephanie.
This is just one example of the vital role engineers play at Bell.
“Across all of Bell operations, engineers keep everything working and drive the results that we’re looking for,” says Stephanie.
“Engineers make it possible for Bell to be an industry leader.”
An engineering career start
Bell’s Graduate Leadership Programs (GLPs) offer an exceptional career start to new engineering grads, with opportunities in both Field Services and Mobility and Residential Services.
“Once you start at Bell, it’s easy to start building the skills and responsibility you’re interested in.”
Project Manager, Subscriber Performance & Analytics – Business Intelligence, Bell
“The GLP puts all the new grads into groups for shared learning and training experiences,” says Stephanie. “You build a network and once everyone branches off to different areas you know someone in every team.”
This initial connection equips you for success in both the short- and the long-term.
“It helps to build those connections early, so you know everyone and how they work and what their goals are,” says Stephanie. “If you want to progress in the leadership path, it helps you understand how different teams work and how they work together.”
Thinking about the big picture matters – at Bell, working with the latest technology means that your work can be directly connected to new industry trends and standards.
“The knowledge and experience you gain at Bell can make you a leader within your field and your industry,” Stephanie says. “We have access to the latest technology and are doing industry-leading work in Canada.”
“Right off the bat, it’s easy to find yourself in a role where people are really relying on you.”
Exploring the possibilities
The Business Intelligence department brings together a number of engineers with diverse skillsets and work experience – everyone has a chance to make a unique contribution and identify the tasks that best align with their skills.
“On my team, there are people who focus on communications and presentations, while others work more in development, setting up the back-end databases, or on report creation, to present the data in meaningful ways,” says Stephanie.
To help you build the skills for success in your engineering career, opportunities at Bell include access to varied kinds of work.
“In one position you can have the opportunity to explore different tasks that broaden your skills and help you learn and specialize more,” explains Stephanie. “A variety of work helps you zero in on what you’re interested in.”
As a new engineer, you’ll balance learning and growing in your current position with opportunities to plan your next career move.
“Bell sets you up with the experience and knowledge you need to become an expert in an area and also provides the resources and training so you can build your career, not just your role,” Stephanie says.
“It’s easy to explore new positions or move into different teams to find something that plays to your skills.”
Your Bell career
If you’d like to learn more about careers at Bell, Stephanie recommends connecting with members of the Bell team.
“Attend an on-campus information session. The Bell team brings new grads in the roles you’d be exploring as well as executive team members,” she explains. “That way you can learn more about your role immediately and where it could lead you down the road.”
She adds that it’s important to understand what your goals and priorities are.
“Once you start at Bell, it’s easy to start building the skills and responsibility you’re interested in. I recommend really engaging with the descriptions of each position and deciding which ones play into your strengths.”
If you’re looking for professional opportunities to learn, grow and develop in a supportive environment, Bell is the place for you.
Stephanie agrees: “Bell is just a fantastic place to work.”