Graduate Program: Ramona (Civil Engineering)
I'm Ramona. I studied at the University of Woollongong and I'm from New South Wales.
How did you find out about the graduate program?
I found out about the Grad Program when I was searching online for graduate opportunities.
I was interested to apply for the MMRA Grad Program and went over to their site to get more information about the project.
Why did you choose Metro Tunnel?
So the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority appealed to me as it's a large-scale public infrastructure project involving tunnelling under the heart of the Melbourne city.
I was really drawn to the complexity of the project and was excited for the opportunity to join at the early stages.
How was the recruitment process?
I found the recruitment process very fair and MMRA responded quickly, in between each stage.
So the first stage involves submission of resume and response to selection criteria and then there was a video interview and, finally, a panel interview.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
So last year, I lived in Germany and I completed my panel interview on a cold winter's night in Berlin.
What do you hope to get out of the Graduate Program?
I hope to take the skills that I learn in this graduate program and further my career in large-scale infrastructure projects.
What have you found interesting so far?
I've already worked on a wide range of tasks here at MMRA. My current rotation involves a lot of stakeholder engagement. And as part of that, I have participated in the EES public exhibition process.
This has been really good to be involved in, as it reaffirms the importance of the project for the public and allows me to demonstrate my knowledge, so far.