November updates from Talent

It has been a busy month at ELTP getting ready for 2019 and welcoming our new Talent participants; the 2019 Cadets will begin the first week of December with a week–long orientation ending with the Talent Forum, we look forward to seeing you begin your career with TfNSW.

As well as preparing for the Cadet Orientation week and 2019, we’ve been getting ready for the Talent Forum; to those who received emails confirming they are finalists for Talent recognition awards, congratulations. There were an overwhelming number of nominations for this year’s awards from Placement Managers and your Talent peers. For those nominees who weren’t announced as finalists, thank you for your efforts this year, they have not gone un-noticed.

The applications for the 2019 VET Cadet Surveying program closed on 11 November, this is a three year program where VET cadets work full time and study in block sessions to gain experience and Certificate III, IV and Diploma in surveying, we look forward to welcoming our new VET cadets soon.

Finally, congratulations to the four Aboriginal VET Cadets who won on-going positions with Group Rail in October; Kelly Miller, Leonnie Osborne, Leisha Ducasse-Thomas and Nadia Sezer. Well done!

As this is the last issue of Talent News for 2018, we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for a great year; we hope you have a relaxing break over the shut down and look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Your ELTP team.

Talent participants at this month's Talent catch-up on 'The SCARF Model'


Farewell Niki

This month ELTP says Goodbye to Niki Ikonomopoulos; after four years with TfNSW Niki is embarking on her next adventure.

For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Niki, she used to be the Graduate Program Manager before becoming the ELTP Business Partner. In her time with ELTP Niki has significantly helped improve how the Talent Program is operated.

Niki worked with Ben Hooper Mathias on the development and implementation of the VET Cadet program, reworked the Expressions of Interest process so that the business would have a greater say in where Talent participants would be placed and helped develop ongoing relationships with regional managers so that Talent Participants would have the opportunity to contribute to regional projects.

Looking at these achievements alone doesn’t do Niki justice in what she has achieved in her time with ELTP; Niki has nurtured the development of hundreds of Talent Participants; listening to our concerns about choosing the right placements, helping us with potential job opportunities, developing our resilience while guiding us through tricky placements and always having a story on hand to make our day better; Niki took the time to get to know us and share her life with us.

Her final piece of advice for Talent Participants, “Don’t sweat the small things, it is really easy to get caught up in not being in your dream placement, or not working on the project you wanted but every experience is of benefit in some way… there is always a lesson to be learnt remember what you are trying to achieve.”

Thank you Niki for the effort you have put in while being part of the ELTP team, thank you for your guidance, your care and your genuine passion for wanting us to have the best possible experience while working our way through the Talent Program. We wish you all the best with what the future has in store for you.

We will miss you.

ELTP

It has been a busy month at ELTP getting ready for 2019 and welcoming our new Talent participants; the 2019 Cadets will begin the first week of December with a week–long orientation ending with the Talent Forum, we look forward to seeing you begin your career with TfNSW.

As well as preparing for the Cadet Orientation week and 2019, we’ve been getting ready for the Talent Forum; to those who received emails confirming they are finalists for Talent recognition awards, congratulations. There were an overwhelming number of nominations for this year’s awards from Placement Managers and your Talent peers. For those nominees who weren’t announced as finalists, thank you for your efforts this year, they have not gone un-noticed.

The applications for the 2019 VET Cadet Surveying program closed on 11 November, this is a three year program where VET cadets work full time and study in block sessions to gain experience and Certificate III, IV and Diploma in surveying, we look forward to welcoming our new VET cadets soon.

Finally, congratulations to the four Aboriginal VET Cadets who won on-going positions with Group Rail in October; Kelly Miller, Leonnie Osborne, Leisha Ducasse-Thomas and Nadia Sezer. Well done!

As this is the last issue of Talent News for 2018, we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for a great year; we hope you have a relaxing break over the shut down and look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Your ELTP team.

Talent participants at this month's Talent catch-up on 'The SCARF Model'


Farewell Niki

This month ELTP says Goodbye to Niki Ikonomopoulos; after four years with TfNSW Niki is embarking on her next adventure.

For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Niki, she used to be the Graduate Program Manager before becoming the ELTP Business Partner. In her time with ELTP Niki has significantly helped improve how the Talent Program is operated.

Niki worked with Ben Hooper Mathias on the development and implementation of the VET Cadet program, reworked the Expressions of Interest process so that the business would have a greater say in where Talent participants would be placed and helped develop ongoing relationships with regional managers so that Talent Participants would have the opportunity to contribute to regional projects.

Looking at these achievements alone doesn’t do Niki justice in what she has achieved in her time with ELTP; Niki has nurtured the development of hundreds of Talent Participants; listening to our concerns about choosing the right placements, helping us with potential job opportunities, developing our resilience while guiding us through tricky placements and always having a story on hand to make our day better; Niki took the time to get to know us and share her life with us.

Her final piece of advice for Talent Participants, “Don’t sweat the small things, it is really easy to get caught up in not being in your dream placement, or not working on the project you wanted but every experience is of benefit in some way… there is always a lesson to be learnt remember what you are trying to achieve.”

Thank you Niki for the effort you have put in while being part of the ELTP team, thank you for your guidance, your care and your genuine passion for wanting us to have the best possible experience while working our way through the Talent Program. We wish you all the best with what the future has in store for you.

We will miss you.

ELTP

Page last updated: 04 December 2018, 14:09