What does your job involve?
My first rotation is in the maintenance department of Visy Board Dandenong. My biggest project was working on reducing setup times on our specialty folder-gluer. This involved a thorough analysis of processes on the line, looking for opportunities to reduce setup times and improving our ability to respond to customer demand.
Going back in time when you were at university, what three pieces of advice would you give yourself as a student?
Learn to keep track of the small stuff as well as the big ticket items.
What is your experience of the company culture?
Most of the people I work with have been with Visy for over a decade, this shows that there is longevity within the company. I have found a lot of people willing to share what they know and assist you in your work.
What opportunities did the Visy Graduate Program provide you?
I have been fortunate enough to visit a couple of other Visy sites to see how they operate in order to better understand my own projects. Visy has allocated mentors to each of the graduates
What attracted you to the Visy Graduate Program?
I knew of Visy as an environmentally conscious company and wanted to join somewhere with the same values as myself.
What skills from your degree did you utilise in the Graduate Program?
A good portion of my work has been around analyzing different data sets, looking at machine performance metrics and outputs and trying to make decisions based on the results.
What have been the highlights of your Graduate Program experience thus far?
Made a bunch of new friends who are also in the program. It has been a fantastic start to building my professional network.
What is your #1 tip for graduates thinking of applying for the Visy Graduate Program?
Understand your limitations as much as your strengths.
What do you enjoy most about working at Visy?
Every day is something different. From my first day until now, every day has been a different experience.
What is your favourite part/most challenging aspect about working at Visy?
I am quite often dealing with all sorts of different people who think and communicate differently. There is so much benefit to be had through these interactions, and experiences shared that you can learn from.