HVTC 40th Anniversary - Nichola Benkovic
In 2011, Nichola Benkovic completed her Certificate III in Business Administration through HVTC and Macquarie Generation (now AGL Macquarie).
The now 29-year-old has since furthered her career and moved into the Human Resources field while working with AGL, where she is now working as the P&C Coordinator in their HR team.
Originally, Nichola was planning to go to university, however after finishing school, she was still unsure what she wanted to study.
“At the time I was unsure about what I wanted to study at university, so I thought to take a working gap year, which turned into me enjoying what I was doing, so I did not go to university.
“It allowed for hands on experience in an organisation. For me, I knew I wanted to study Business, but I was unsure what aspect was of the most interest to me. The traineeship allowed me to find out what areas of a business I enjoy.
“From commencing as a trainee with Macquarie Generation, I was successful in obtaining full time employment with the company, where I have remained working for the last 9 years in the Human Resources department.”
Since completing her traineeship with HVTC, Nichola has also gone on to complete a Certificate IV in Business Administration to develop her knowledge and skills in the field.
When asked what she thought a highlight of her traineeship was, Nichola said, “It would have to be the connections with other fellow trainees. I’m still very good friends with those I was a trainee with, which is very humbling.”
“For those that are unsure of a career path, it is a great way to get hands on experience and learning while working in the business.”