Work anywhere in the world
Adam Jakab, Highway Designer (WSP Stockholm), had New Zealand on his top 3 bucket list countries. So, when the opportunity presented itself in 2018, Adam packed up for five-weeks and worked from our Auckland Office.
I heard about WSP’s exchange opportunities early in my career and spoke to a couple of colleagues who had fixed stays in offices around the world. I applied to work in New Zealand and spent five weeks in the Auckland office.
The fact that I was among co-workers on the exact other side of the world working for the same company, based on the same principles was mind-blowing!
The biggest takeaway for me was how diverse WSP is and how to respect diverse thinking and beliefs.
My childhood dream was to visit Sweden, New Zealand and Canada, so Canada is my next goal. I hope to be able to visit it through WSP in the near future.
My five-weeks in New Zealand was a huge eye-opener both professionally and personally. The experience offered valuable skills that will ultimately enable me (and my colleagues) to become a better part of the world and WSP.
Upskill with global experts
Hayley Byun catches-up with her mentor on a monthly basis to discuss anything from personal concerns to career development and anything in between.
Work on global future-ready projects
George Cheng, is currently working on a significant project for New Zealand’s largest transport agencies, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Transport.