The Graduate Program has given me the opportunity to work in the different divisions of the company and so I have gained experience in the Urban Development, Infrastructure and Programs Solutions teams. Whilst working in Programs Solutions, I was involved in the refurbishment of a chain of major supermarket stores and with the refurbishment process running at a fast pace, every day was different and presented a new challenge. I was exposed to the full lifecycle of the project, from feasibilities and delivery of the construction to the handover documentation of the completed stores. It’s rare to be given an opportunity to experience this full range, especially as a graduate, and I have really enjoyed seeing a project through to completion.
Through the Program, I have gained valuable exposure to many different aspects of the company, including working on site and interacting directly with clients. I have also begun to build a network of key connections within the industry, particularly consultants and contractors from past and current projects.
Working at APP has been what I expected and a whole lot more! The real surprise was the level of autonomy and responsibility that I was able to take on from an early stage and thanks to the support of my team, I never felt out of my depth. I love the culture and the collaborative working environment here at APP, which is perfect for continuing to enhance my project management skills.