Three Australian Maritime College graduates are getting a taste of life in the logistics fast lane as they begin appointments with DP World Australia, Australia's leading port and supply chain operator.
Following a recruitment process that began at an AMC careers fair, Maritime Logistics Management graduates Jun Sik Moon and Joey Chua, and Ocean Engineering graduate Gabriel Tooker, have begun three-month graduate appointments across different parts of the DP World business.
Joey Chua is working as a Commercial Graduate Intern at the Customer Care Centre in Port Botany. Her work involves responding to requests from shipping lines that have containers to load or discharge, a time-critical job that Joey explains “means challenging myself to scale greater heights every day”.
Jun Sik Moon’s position is in Container Planning, also based at Port Botany. He is immersed in the planning side of the loading and unloading of ships, including customer liaison, handling service requests and basic container planning.
“It’s a practical and job-oriented program. It breaks down my prejudice of what a typical internship involves. It is a great opportunity to work with logistics experts who have been dedicated to maritime industries for a long time,” said Jun Sik.
Gabriel Tooker has joined the commercial team in Melbourne, where he will spend three months contributing to all of DP World’s new ports and terminal developments. His manager, Vlad Jotic, Senior Manager, Corporate Development, explains how Gabriel hit the ground running.
“On his first day, Gabriel helped me to develop a proposed Somerton yard layout with a focus on Reefer container slots and a Wash Bay. With his engineering acumen and strong skills with design software, we were able to complete complex tasks in a matter of hours,” Mr Jotic said.
In order to recruit Joey, Jun Sik and Gabriel, DP World Australia attended a careers fair at the Australian Maritime College, and held a dedicated information session for students interested in the positions.
Brian Gillespie, Chief Commercial Officer at DP World Australia, explains why they went to lengths to attract the graduates.
“Graduate internships are a great way to bring new talent into our organisation and so we put significant effort into recruiting the right people.
“We were impressed with the overall calibre of the applicants from the Australian Maritime College, but Jun Sik, Joey and Gabriel really stood out for their talent and enthusiasm.”
With the graduates settling into their roles in Melbourne and Port Botany, both AMC and DP World Australia hope this is the beginning of a long-term partnership between the organisations.
“The complementary activities of the Australian Maritime College and DP World Australia mean that together we can offer opportunities to even more students, graduates and staff,” Mr Gillespie said.
“By collaborating, we can help establish career paths for engineering and logistics students, provide employment opportunities for graduates, and offer flexible opportunities to study to our staff. This will ultimately benefit the industry at large as well as the communities in which we operate.”
Published on: 22 Nov 2016