Maddie

Tell us about yourself.

I'm Maddie, and I studied a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Public Relations at Newcastle University.

What is a typical day as a Grad?

One of the best parts of Business Systems rotations is there really is no 'typical' day. I can start the day shadowing senior staff as they brief MPs and follow it up by handing out Easter eggs at a local train station.

How would you describe the culture at LXRA?

Friendly and fast-paced.

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently I'm helping to write a Guidance Note on copyright for a senior lawyer.

Why did you apply?

I never saw myself going into government, and actually had no idea what a level crossing was as they're really not common in New South Wales. After accidentally stumbling upon some videos of other Victorian Government Graduates, I realised I wasn't so different from them, and quickly became interested in the LXRA.

What are you hoping to get out of the Graduate Program?

I'm hoping to continue to gain exposure across a variety of disciplines, build deeper friendships across our Graduate cohort and contribute to such an exciting, positive infrastructure project.

What would you say to encourage others to apply?

You're unlikely to find a workplace like LXRA. The commitment to wellbeing and a work/life balance is unlike any of my friends' Graduate jobs, yet the fast pace and focus on skill-building leaves me confident in how competitive I'll be at the end of the program. I couldn't recommend enough that others apply.