Upskill with global experts
Hayley Byun, Graduate Engineer joined our NZ Transportation team in 2018.
During her induction week, Hayley applied for our mentorship programme. Now, she catches-up with her mentor on a monthly basis to discuss anything from personal concerns to career development and anything in between.
“I was introduced to WSP’s mentorship programme through a two day ignite Graduate Induction held in Wellington when I first joined in January 2018. This was a great way to know more about what defines a mentoring relationship and how we can gauge meaningful conversations with our mentors. We were all automatically allocated a mentor early on in the year and were strongly encouraged to make use of the Mentoring Capability Database available at WSP.
The programme has been invaluable for me in the field of career development, particularly now as a young employee. Personally, I’m quite fortunate to have a mentor who I aspire to be like. In addition to receiving handy tips (both big and small!), conversations with my mentor have often helped me to initiate more big-picture thinking that I didn’t seem to do enough of on my own. It’s helped me to crystallise my own thoughts and reflect on ways to make the most of the early stages of my career.
I would definitely recommend the Graduate Development Programme to all graduates, especially when you are in a place like WSP with a massive pool of experts both locally and globally. It’s flexible in terms of what you’d like out of it and how long you want it for plus, its free, so it’s literally a priceless opportunity!”