At Victoria University Polytechnic Eric Law developed the practical and theoretical skill set needed to kick-start a successful career in the logistics industry. He’s found his studies directly applicable to his cadetship role at DP World Australia.
"The best thing about studying at VU was being able to connect study to the real world.
After I completed VCE, I applied for the Logistics Cadetship program at the Victorian Transport Association (VTA). I was accepted and started as a Logistics Cadet at DP World Australia in 2015.
As part of the VTA cadetship program I was required to complete a Certificate IV and Diploma in Logistics at VU while working full time.
I found both courses invaluable as I was able to apply what I was learning directly to a practical environment. I could see first-hand how the elements we were being taught were relevant to an everyday operation.
Earlier this year, I was named VTA’s Young Achiever of the Year. I consider this to be my greatest career achievement so far and I believe VU played a major part in my success. Together with VTA, VU enabled me to enter the logistics industry with practical skills and knowledge. I was given the opportunity to practice new skills in a supportive, theoretical environment, and as such, I was able to gain the knowledge and understanding I needed to push myself that extra bit harder to achieve my goals."