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Salma

Traffic Engineering Graduate

Salama

I am from Grey Lynn. I have lived in Auckland my whole life.   

My studies

I studied a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland. 

My pathway 

I began my internship at AT as I completed the final year of my degree. I was interning with the Construction Delivery team, and then applied to become a full-time graduate at Auckland Transport through the job application process.

Why Auckland Transport?

I was attracted to the size of the organisation and the impact the work has on the wider community. The culture is also amazing, the people are approachable, and the company values the wellbeing of its employees.

My favourite part of Ngā Kaihoe

I love the flexibility of the programme. It is tailored to what you want and what suits you best.

My opportunities

We get to be involved in all phases of a project – from investigation to design to construction. The Short-Term Airport Access Improvements programme which consists of the Puhinui Interchange, the Puhinui Bus Priority project and the Mangere Cycling project has allowed me to be involved with a project of a large scope and scale.

My favourite AT value

Whanaungatanga - we connect. This is seen through all the work I do at Auckland Transport, whether it’s with the community through consultations or with each other./p>

My advice for new graduates to Ngā Kaihoe 

Be yourself, be prepared and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is there to help you.