2019 ELTP Induction

Tuesday 29 January marked the first day of a weeklong induction for over 80 new Graduates, Cadets, VET Cadets and Scholars. Saying goodbye to their old life in different states, towns and occupations, they joined together for a week of induction activities and challenges, with a side of mingling that would end in some quality new friendships.

Graduate Albert Chau said that one of the highlights of the week was “forming some great friendships with some pretty cool people”.

From building Lego cars through verbal instruction, to theatre performances that saw some end up in the Bahamas, the week consisted of a variety of group activities to break down social barriers, educate on Transport’s policies and procedures, and to promote innovative thinking.

A number of guests attended the week to shed some light on what to expect, starting with a Talent Participant Panel of Participants from the 2018 cohort, who took the stage to share their experiences and opened themselves up to questioning. A number of Transport staff hosted an agency roadshow, showcasing what each agency can offer and contribute to the Transport cluster.

Graduate Jonathan Love mentioned that his favourite thing about the induction week was “how focused the workshops and sessions were on giving participants the foundations to develop skills and steer our program towards our career goals. There was also a great sense of support that I haven’t received in previous professional employment.”

Placement Managers also made themselves available for a meet and greet over lunch. For many, this was an important opportunity to break the ice, build some good rapport and discuss the nature of their placement before commencement.

The week wrapped up with participants taking part in an innovation challenge, where participants worked in groups to solve some real problems that our Cluster is facing. Special guest Jacqueline Linke (Associate Director, Leadership and Culture at TfNSW) delivered a presentation on what it means to innovate, and the importance of divergent thinking.

But what to take away from the week…

  • Growth Mindsets allow us to learn, persist and achieve. Remember the power of ‘yet’ and how a shift of your language can shift your thoughts.
  • Innovation requires novel thinking, but not all things novel are innovative. Tap into the mindset of a child and try to think outside of the box you may be used to.
  • Diversity allows us to apply a wider, more inclusive thought process to better solve problems for our diverse customers. After all, there isn’t just one way to make a salad.

A big thank you to the ELTP team, 2018 Graduates, Placement Managers and other Transport cluster staff who were able to come along and make this week a success.

Good luck to the 2019 cohort and may the odds be ever in your favour.


Tuesday 29 January marked the first day of a weeklong induction for over 80 new Graduates, Cadets, VET Cadets and Scholars. Saying goodbye to their old life in different states, towns and occupations, they joined together for a week of induction activities and challenges, with a side of mingling that would end in some quality new friendships.

Graduate Albert Chau said that one of the highlights of the week was “forming some great friendships with some pretty cool people”.

From building Lego cars through verbal instruction, to theatre performances that saw some end up in the Bahamas, the week consisted of a variety of group activities to break down social barriers, educate on Transport’s policies and procedures, and to promote innovative thinking.

A number of guests attended the week to shed some light on what to expect, starting with a Talent Participant Panel of Participants from the 2018 cohort, who took the stage to share their experiences and opened themselves up to questioning. A number of Transport staff hosted an agency roadshow, showcasing what each agency can offer and contribute to the Transport cluster.

Graduate Jonathan Love mentioned that his favourite thing about the induction week was “how focused the workshops and sessions were on giving participants the foundations to develop skills and steer our program towards our career goals. There was also a great sense of support that I haven’t received in previous professional employment.”

Placement Managers also made themselves available for a meet and greet over lunch. For many, this was an important opportunity to break the ice, build some good rapport and discuss the nature of their placement before commencement.

The week wrapped up with participants taking part in an innovation challenge, where participants worked in groups to solve some real problems that our Cluster is facing. Special guest Jacqueline Linke (Associate Director, Leadership and Culture at TfNSW) delivered a presentation on what it means to innovate, and the importance of divergent thinking.

But what to take away from the week…

  • Growth Mindsets allow us to learn, persist and achieve. Remember the power of ‘yet’ and how a shift of your language can shift your thoughts.
  • Innovation requires novel thinking, but not all things novel are innovative. Tap into the mindset of a child and try to think outside of the box you may be used to.
  • Diversity allows us to apply a wider, more inclusive thought process to better solve problems for our diverse customers. After all, there isn’t just one way to make a salad.

A big thank you to the ELTP team, 2018 Graduates, Placement Managers and other Transport cluster staff who were able to come along and make this week a success.

Good luck to the 2019 cohort and may the odds be ever in your favour.


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