October - November updates from ELTP

Welcome Riddhi and Gabby

Entry Level Talent has two new staff on board to support ELTP, Riddhi and Gabby.

Gabrielle Puskas, Talent Development Specialist:

Gabby has recently joined the Entry Level Talent Programs team on a four-month secondment. As a Talent Development Specialist, Gabby will be helping recruit our next Entry Level Talent Participants, as well as redesigning our current learning and development offerings. Previous to this, Gabby worked as a Project Officer in the People and Culture Branch, where she delivered one of the largest recognition award programs, the Transport Cluster Awards. Gabby first joined Transport as a Graduate in January 2016 and has led and implemented projects across multiple disciplines including diversity and inclusion, innovation and information technology.

Prior to joining Transport, Gabby worked in the private sector for Westpac and Pacific Magazines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney, where she majored in Marketing and Technology.

In her own time, Gabby enjoys a work life balance that allows her to spend time with her partner, family and friends, play netball and binge-watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Gabby is really looking forward to meeting you all over the coming months and invites you to share your opinions on how we can make Transport an even better place to work.

If you would like to add Gabby on LinkedIn, here is her profile.

Riddhi Parikh, Volume Talent Specialist:

Riddhi joined Transport for NSW in April 2019 as a Recruitment Coordinator. She was working as a Volume Talent Specialist (VTS) for Entry Level Talent programs. Her role as a VTS involved providing a range of administration and support services with a focus on volume recruitment activity. This included managing the end-to-end recruitment process for new starters. She has recently left the team and is scheduled to get married overseas. We’d like to thank Riddhi with all her help in the Graduate, Cadet and Scholar recruitment for 2020 and wish her all the best in the future.


Niki Ikonomopolous, Business Partner:

Niki has been in Entry Level Talent Programs for a while, and has recently been successful in attaining an Associate Co-ordinator role in Roads & Maritimes Services. We’d like to thank Niki for everything she has done during her time in ELTP and wish her all the best in her new position.

End of Year Catch-Up

The end of year Catch-Up will be held on Thursday, 12 December, reflecting the work Talent Participants have done within 2019. It will include some final updates for the year and a showcase what Talent Participants have achieved this year. ELTP may reach out for the catch up to ask for people who want to talk about their experience or any accomplishments they may have had throughout the year.

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 16-24 Elsie St, Burwood, Level 1, Summerhill / Ashfield/ Croydon Meeting Rooms

Shutdown Period Leave

A reminder to Talent Participants to request any Christmas Period Annual leave by Thursday 12 December, so that it may be approved in time. Those that are taking flex during the shutdown period must remember to record it on their timesheet and submit it to ELTP.

Presentation Skills Session Recap

On September 30 Talent Participants attended a Talent catch up session focusing on Presentation Skills.

The objective of the session was to equip Talent Participants with:

  • The ability to identify key elements of a good presentation

  • Awareness of nerves and techniques to overcome them

  • Ability to adapt presentations to engage others

  • Body language and tone of voice techniques to enhance presentations

Make sure to check your inbox or ask the Talent team for the slide pack, to get a refresher on what you learnt before your next presentation. If anyone wants to have an opportunity to present, be sure to contact the ELTP team who can help you do so!

Graduate, Cadet and Scholar Applications

Cadets and Scholars are currently completing their interviews, successful candidates will then progress to background checks. Graduate interviews are now completed. The next stage involves calibrating all results and then progressing successful candidates to pre-employment checks.

Welcome Riddhi and Gabby

Entry Level Talent has two new staff on board to support ELTP, Riddhi and Gabby.

Gabrielle Puskas, Talent Development Specialist:

Gabby has recently joined the Entry Level Talent Programs team on a four-month secondment. As a Talent Development Specialist, Gabby will be helping recruit our next Entry Level Talent Participants, as well as redesigning our current learning and development offerings. Previous to this, Gabby worked as a Project Officer in the People and Culture Branch, where she delivered one of the largest recognition award programs, the Transport Cluster Awards. Gabby first joined Transport as a Graduate in January 2016 and has led and implemented projects across multiple disciplines including diversity and inclusion, innovation and information technology.

Prior to joining Transport, Gabby worked in the private sector for Westpac and Pacific Magazines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney, where she majored in Marketing and Technology.

In her own time, Gabby enjoys a work life balance that allows her to spend time with her partner, family and friends, play netball and binge-watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Gabby is really looking forward to meeting you all over the coming months and invites you to share your opinions on how we can make Transport an even better place to work.

If you would like to add Gabby on LinkedIn, here is her profile.

Riddhi Parikh, Volume Talent Specialist:

Riddhi joined Transport for NSW in April 2019 as a Recruitment Coordinator. She was working as a Volume Talent Specialist (VTS) for Entry Level Talent programs. Her role as a VTS involved providing a range of administration and support services with a focus on volume recruitment activity. This included managing the end-to-end recruitment process for new starters. She has recently left the team and is scheduled to get married overseas. We’d like to thank Riddhi with all her help in the Graduate, Cadet and Scholar recruitment for 2020 and wish her all the best in the future.


Niki Ikonomopolous, Business Partner:

Niki has been in Entry Level Talent Programs for a while, and has recently been successful in attaining an Associate Co-ordinator role in Roads & Maritimes Services. We’d like to thank Niki for everything she has done during her time in ELTP and wish her all the best in her new position.

End of Year Catch-Up

The end of year Catch-Up will be held on Thursday, 12 December, reflecting the work Talent Participants have done within 2019. It will include some final updates for the year and a showcase what Talent Participants have achieved this year. ELTP may reach out for the catch up to ask for people who want to talk about their experience or any accomplishments they may have had throughout the year.

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 16-24 Elsie St, Burwood, Level 1, Summerhill / Ashfield/ Croydon Meeting Rooms

Shutdown Period Leave

A reminder to Talent Participants to request any Christmas Period Annual leave by Thursday 12 December, so that it may be approved in time. Those that are taking flex during the shutdown period must remember to record it on their timesheet and submit it to ELTP.

Presentation Skills Session Recap

On September 30 Talent Participants attended a Talent catch up session focusing on Presentation Skills.

The objective of the session was to equip Talent Participants with:

  • The ability to identify key elements of a good presentation

  • Awareness of nerves and techniques to overcome them

  • Ability to adapt presentations to engage others

  • Body language and tone of voice techniques to enhance presentations

Make sure to check your inbox or ask the Talent team for the slide pack, to get a refresher on what you learnt before your next presentation. If anyone wants to have an opportunity to present, be sure to contact the ELTP team who can help you do so!

Graduate, Cadet and Scholar Applications

Cadets and Scholars are currently completing their interviews, successful candidates will then progress to background checks. Graduate interviews are now completed. The next stage involves calibrating all results and then progressing successful candidates to pre-employment checks.

Page published: 28 November 2019, 11:00