Graduate Program: James (Civil Engineering)
So I'm James, I studied at RMIT and I'm from Melbourne.
How did you find out about the graduate program?
I found out about it accidentally, just having a flick through my old student email. Just seeing if there was anything important that I'd missed or if there was anything interesting going on.
Turns out, there was. So I saw this job being advertised. It was in the closing days of the intake.
So I quickly got my act together, updated the resume and applied for it.
Why did you choose Metro Tunnel?
I just realised this was, probably, one of the best projects I could get onto and one of the best opportunities I could take coming straight from uni.
And also I thought the fact of digging a big tunnel through Melbourne was really cool as well, it was really fascinating.
How was the recruitment process?
I think there's about three stages, and each stage has required a bit of information, there's a few questions you had to ask for in the online interview.
And you know, you found out pretty quickly if you had the job or not, if you'd gotten through to the next stage.
Turns out I had. But HR was, sort of, in contact with us. There were a few updates but they seemed pretty cool and calm so I caught onto that and it helped me relax a bit, actually.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
So I play basketball. I can dunk it. I'm certain that will come up in the project, at one point.
What do you hope to get out of the Graduate Program?
I just want some direction of where to go in my career. I really want to use this grad opportunity to try as many different things that I can, work out what I liked, what I didn't like, probably what I was good at and then, you know, follow into that direction afterwards.
What have you found interesting so far?
There's a lot of interaction with a number of people working on this project. Just trying to understand their requirements and how it fits in with the bigger picture.
And it's an important aspect of the job to be constantly, you know, keeping informed and and knowing what the public is thinking.
And I really like that aspect of it.