Graduate Program: Stephanie (Law)
I'm Steph. I'm from Melbourne. I studied a double degree in Arts and Law at Monash Uni.
How did you find out about the graduate program?
I was looking through the Victorian Government Careers website and I stumbled across the Grad Program because it was advertised a little bit later in the year compared to a lot of the other ones.
And then I did a bit of further research about the project itself, just through media releases.
Why did you choose Metro Tunnel?
MMRA's Graduate Program offers a really unique opportunity to work on a major project within the infrastructure sector. And since I want to work in construction and infrastructure, it really was the best fit for me.
How was the recruitment process?
It started out with the typical application, which involved my cover letter, CV, as well as a number of questions about my work experience and my understanding of the project.
I then went and attended an assessment centre where we were involved in two scenario-based questions. And then following that, I had a Skype interview with a panel of commercial and legal team members, where the questions were a little bit more focused on the actual work that I would be doing within MMRA.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I'm an award-winning baker now. I took out the crown for MMRA's Greatest Home Baker by a landslide victory.
What do you hope to get out of the Graduate Program?
I hope to gain more of a broad understanding about the project and its impact upon Victorians.
I also really hope to hone my commercial and legal skills within the construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as making connections with contractors, advisers and a whole wide range of stakeholders.
What have you found interesting so far?
Well, it's been really exciting getting to see our project appearing in the media.
And something interesting that happened during my first month was that I was doing some research about commercial principles and what ended up happening was that the Treasurer of Victoria ended up reading my research brief live on air, on the radio.