July Updates from Talent

HSC Scholarship Participants

On 17 and 18 June Entry Leve Talent Programs (ELTP) hosted the 2018 TfNSW Aboriginal HSC Scholars for their two day induction.

The HSC Scholarship program is offered to current High School students, where participants complete a two week work experience program in an area that they’re interested in. This allows students to experience what a job at Transport is like, while experiencing what it might be like to work in the field they’re interested in. The Scholars are also offered a $2500 reimbursement for educational items such as books, laptop, stationary and school fees. Talent also provide career coaching to ensure they have an idea about what they want to do once they finish high school.

During NAIDOC Week celebrations HSC Scholars and parents/guardians are invited to an induction and the TfNSW cluster wide NAIDOC event. During this year’s induction the HSC Scholars were given information about the many programs available for them to apply for once they finish high school, what we do in TfNSW and a workshop around job seeking skills to help them apply for employment opportunities. We also had a fantastic native cooking class by Koori Kulcha where the students and parents cooked with native herbs and spices, emu egg and meat and learnt about traditional cooking styles.

The HSC Scholars also attended an executive dinner, where they were able to network with senior executives and business representatives in the Transport cluster to find out about their career journey in TfNSW. The following day they attended the cluster wide NAIDOC event.

Overall it was two days of fun and interaction and the students left with plenty of information about their future opportunities at Transport for NSW.

Planning is underway for the 2019 intake of HSC Scholars and more information will be provided once the applications open.


Humanitarian Cadets

A huge welcome to the seven new Humanitarian Cadets that joined Transport for NSW on 4 June, we hope you’ve had a great start to the program.

The Humanitarian Cadet program enables professionals who have recently arrived in Australia to transition into the Australian workforce. Running for six months, the program provides participants with local experience relevant to their existing qualifications.

Of the current participants, all seven are engineers, currently placed in either Sydney trains or Infrastructure and Services in TfNSW.

We wish you all the best as you move through the program.

At induction, Humanitarian Cadets from the 2017 program met the new humanitarian Cadets and shared their advice and experience.


Scholars and Cadets

It is an exciting time for the Scholar and Cadet program with applications now open for the 2019 intake. If you know anyone who is either studying at university, about to begin their university course or in year 12 and planning on attending university; please encourage them to look at the program outline and submit an application; Information on the program can be found here.

As our current Scholars and Cadets head back to university for another session, we would like to congratulate those who have already submitted their results for last session. There were some fantastic results last session, which are a clear reflection of the hard work you are putting in.

For some our Talent Participants this will be their last session of university, well done in getting this far. There are 33 Cadets and Scholars that are streaming into the Graduate Program, well done. For our Cadets and Scholars who are moving onto other opportunities at the end of this session, thank you for the effort you have put in while working for TfNSW. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours.

Don’t forget applications for the 2019 program close on 5 August, so tell your friends and family now!


Graduates

Applications for the 2019 Graduate Program are now closed, although ELTP are still working through the recruitment process, which as you all know is a lengthy process that requires a lot of time and effort. Next year’s program is slightly different to this year’s, with the program changing from a fixed term contract to a permanent role.

This change to the program is in response to the Graduate Program Review that occurred in 2017. The changes help ELTP to deliver its strategic goals as well as meeting business needs – equipping the cluster with qualified and trained business and engineering professionals.

For current Graduates this change will not have a significant impact on you or your role at TfNSW, your employment will remain on the fixed term contract you were employed on. However, there are some advantages; for the next 18 months all graduate opportunities for permanent employment will be offered to you exclusively. This means that when a business unit is looking for an entry level position they will come directly to ELTP and advertise the role, you won’t have to compete with external applicants, or internal applicants outside of the Graduate program.

For Cadets and Scholars who may be streaming into the Graduate Program next year, this change to the program will have a slight impact on you. The notable difference is the change to the minimum length in the program before you can apply for internally advertised positions, at the moment it is 12 months, for the 2019 program the minimum time becomes 18 months. This change ensures you experience all that Transport has to offer before settling into your permanent role, while still providing ample experience to fulfil the tasks expected of you.

For participants in the 2019 program, your fourth rotation is where you will be placed for your permanent role, if you demonstrate the necessary skills during the placement. Although you are employed into a permanent role there is still the expectation that you will perform your role accordingly, demonstrating the core values of ELTP and TfNSW.

ELTP wants to see Graduates continue to strive, developing their skills as they experience all that the Transport cluster has to offer. If you have any concerns about these changes, or would like to discuss them further, please don’t hesitate to contact ELTP at TalentPrograms@transport.nsw.gov.au


HSC Scholarship Participants

On 17 and 18 June Entry Leve Talent Programs (ELTP) hosted the 2018 TfNSW Aboriginal HSC Scholars for their two day induction.

The HSC Scholarship program is offered to current High School students, where participants complete a two week work experience program in an area that they’re interested in. This allows students to experience what a job at Transport is like, while experiencing what it might be like to work in the field they’re interested in. The Scholars are also offered a $2500 reimbursement for educational items such as books, laptop, stationary and school fees. Talent also provide career coaching to ensure they have an idea about what they want to do once they finish high school.

During NAIDOC Week celebrations HSC Scholars and parents/guardians are invited to an induction and the TfNSW cluster wide NAIDOC event. During this year’s induction the HSC Scholars were given information about the many programs available for them to apply for once they finish high school, what we do in TfNSW and a workshop around job seeking skills to help them apply for employment opportunities. We also had a fantastic native cooking class by Koori Kulcha where the students and parents cooked with native herbs and spices, emu egg and meat and learnt about traditional cooking styles.

The HSC Scholars also attended an executive dinner, where they were able to network with senior executives and business representatives in the Transport cluster to find out about their career journey in TfNSW. The following day they attended the cluster wide NAIDOC event.

Overall it was two days of fun and interaction and the students left with plenty of information about their future opportunities at Transport for NSW.

Planning is underway for the 2019 intake of HSC Scholars and more information will be provided once the applications open.


Humanitarian Cadets

A huge welcome to the seven new Humanitarian Cadets that joined Transport for NSW on 4 June, we hope you’ve had a great start to the program.

The Humanitarian Cadet program enables professionals who have recently arrived in Australia to transition into the Australian workforce. Running for six months, the program provides participants with local experience relevant to their existing qualifications.

Of the current participants, all seven are engineers, currently placed in either Sydney trains or Infrastructure and Services in TfNSW.

We wish you all the best as you move through the program.

At induction, Humanitarian Cadets from the 2017 program met the new humanitarian Cadets and shared their advice and experience.


Scholars and Cadets

It is an exciting time for the Scholar and Cadet program with applications now open for the 2019 intake. If you know anyone who is either studying at university, about to begin their university course or in year 12 and planning on attending university; please encourage them to look at the program outline and submit an application; Information on the program can be found here.

As our current Scholars and Cadets head back to university for another session, we would like to congratulate those who have already submitted their results for last session. There were some fantastic results last session, which are a clear reflection of the hard work you are putting in.

For some our Talent Participants this will be their last session of university, well done in getting this far. There are 33 Cadets and Scholars that are streaming into the Graduate Program, well done. For our Cadets and Scholars who are moving onto other opportunities at the end of this session, thank you for the effort you have put in while working for TfNSW. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours.

Don’t forget applications for the 2019 program close on 5 August, so tell your friends and family now!


Graduates

Applications for the 2019 Graduate Program are now closed, although ELTP are still working through the recruitment process, which as you all know is a lengthy process that requires a lot of time and effort. Next year’s program is slightly different to this year’s, with the program changing from a fixed term contract to a permanent role.

This change to the program is in response to the Graduate Program Review that occurred in 2017. The changes help ELTP to deliver its strategic goals as well as meeting business needs – equipping the cluster with qualified and trained business and engineering professionals.

For current Graduates this change will not have a significant impact on you or your role at TfNSW, your employment will remain on the fixed term contract you were employed on. However, there are some advantages; for the next 18 months all graduate opportunities for permanent employment will be offered to you exclusively. This means that when a business unit is looking for an entry level position they will come directly to ELTP and advertise the role, you won’t have to compete with external applicants, or internal applicants outside of the Graduate program.

For Cadets and Scholars who may be streaming into the Graduate Program next year, this change to the program will have a slight impact on you. The notable difference is the change to the minimum length in the program before you can apply for internally advertised positions, at the moment it is 12 months, for the 2019 program the minimum time becomes 18 months. This change ensures you experience all that Transport has to offer before settling into your permanent role, while still providing ample experience to fulfil the tasks expected of you.

For participants in the 2019 program, your fourth rotation is where you will be placed for your permanent role, if you demonstrate the necessary skills during the placement. Although you are employed into a permanent role there is still the expectation that you will perform your role accordingly, demonstrating the core values of ELTP and TfNSW.

ELTP wants to see Graduates continue to strive, developing their skills as they experience all that the Transport cluster has to offer. If you have any concerns about these changes, or would like to discuss them further, please don’t hesitate to contact ELTP at TalentPrograms@transport.nsw.gov.au