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Nick Aspinall

Telstra engineer

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Across outback Australia, long distances between phone lines are often covered via fixed radio links, which also fill in the gaps for some mobile phone black spots.

Upgrading this vast network with newer technology is a huge ongoing project for Telstra. Enter, Nick Aspinall. While Nick was still at uni, he wrote code to overlay the radio network maps with topographic maps so that designing radio network upgrades became easier.

“It was such a great project. I had lots of independence and the chance to learn by making mistakes,” he says.

Nick has always loved technology, so he chose to do a double degree, combining electrical engineering with maths and computer science. “I couldn’t decide what area to specialise in, so I started off as broadly as I could,” he says.

“The subjects I did covered the nanoscale to the kilometre scale and everything in between, from studying the engineering of large power grids to making tiny transistors on silicon chips,” he says.

Nick is now in the second rotation of the graduate program at Telstra. “There are opportunities to try such a wide range of things,” he says.

His first rotation involved ‘pure software engineering,’ developing a portal to display usage and outage alerts for some enterprise customers. Nick now works in product engineering for cloud-based secure payments. “It’s really new, fun and different,” he says.

Nick’s career path:

>> Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Adelaide

>> Summer vacation placement, Telstra

>> Graduate Security Product Engineer, Telstra


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“I couldn’t decide what area to specialise in, so I started off as broadly as I could”



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