Today, we bring you an experience from the perspective of a successful graduate who has spent the past twelve months working for one of the world’s largest companies, Honeywell, on their Australian Graduate Program. Yogini graduated from Monash University last year and is now a Graduate Project Engineer as part of the Honeywell Graduate Program. We asked Yogini what her experience has been like and she shares this below.
Take it away, Yogini!
Role/Function: Graduate Project Engineer
Degree Completed: B. Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science Hon.
University Attended: Monash University (Parkville, Clayton)
What attracted you to work at Honeywell?
I was initially attracted to work at Honeywell for the visibility and exposure to such an expansive range of industries, clients and projects that were offered. Being part of huge global network, working alongside experienced professionals who are leaders in their field, and working on innovative technologies was an opportunity I did not want to pass up.
Can you share with us what your experience at Honeywell has been like so far?
My job at Honeywell is the first I’ve had since graduating from uni. Transitioning into full time work has had its moments of being overwhelming, but stress is very easily trumped by the interesting work you’re involved with, and incredibly supportive colleagues.
To date, I’ve been involved in a handful of projects ranging from remote site work for a global mining company, to service work for a local paper and tissue manufacturer. In my experience, there hasn’t been a single day which has passed that failed to present new challenges and opportunities for me to learn something new. It’s been a whirlwind so far and I’m very excited about what might be coming next.
How have you grown, both personally and professionally from working at Honeywell?
The training opportunities made available to me have been invaluable in furthering my professional development. These include soft-skills, technical excellence, mentorship and on-the-job learning. On the job, the support offered by my team has made me a more confident person, both in my technical ability and in my ability to interact with clients (and people outside of work). Also, working in teams made up of people from around the nation, and the world, has helped me appreciate cultural diversity at a whole new level.
What tips or advice would you give to current students and graduates looking to join a graduate program?
A structured program is a great way to transition into full-time work. Look for a program that offers a range of work, involving different functions, industries and/or clients. Before accepting an offer, it really helps if you’re able to meet a few people that you’re potentially working with, rather than just top-level management or HR. This helps you understand the culture of a workplace. Finding the right culture for you, along with having a variety of work to do will make your job fun, challenging and help you find the right work-life balance.
Applying to the Honeywell Graduate Program
Applications for the Honeywell Graduate Program close this Thursday, 3rd April.
The objective of the Honeywell Graduate program is to build a pipeline of talent for the future and fast track your development. This is achieved by the offer of challenging and meaningful assignments and learning opportunities together with a planned and supported development program with a structured learning environment focused on: Technical knowledge and skills, Honeywell business acumen and personal leadership skills.
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