In the Graduate Program I was guided and given the opportunity to take ownership of value-add tasks and contributing to live projects through my rotations. A highlight was helping the team deliver the first pharmacy robotic arm in a NSW public hospital. It was an exciting experience and encouraging to have leaders within APP trusting you to be involved at the forefront.
My second rotation was with Projects Division working on the Redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. I have planted my seed there and have been involved since. It’s exciting because I get exposure to different stages of the project life cycle and continue to learn every day.
Support is always an eye contact, phone call, zoom call or wave across the room away and it came from all levels – my peers, project manager and project directors, so even though I was out of my comfort zone, I never felt alone.
My experience based on site and witnessing the progress of construction works helped me understand the impact of day to day decision making and completing tasks has on the overall staging of a project.
There was and always is a lot to be involved with even though, early in my graduate program I was mostly away on site, I tried to be involved as much as I could. Not to brag, but I grew the memorable Movember and I was involved with lunchtime legends exercising my out of touch Oz tag moves.
What I didn’t expect was the number of different things that make up APP. The activities for charity, employee wellbeing, the close culture, the support and encouragement was a nice, unexpected surprise.
APP has provided me with the opportunity to work closely with Project Managers, Senior PM’s and Project Directors during my graduate program, whom have guided me through challenges and opportunities which is a rare experience to receive in our first year in the industry.
Being involved with Health sector within Construction Industry has been an eye opener, I want to gain more experience in the planning and delivery phase to become a valuable asset to the team in delivering these types of projects.