Hi, my name is Duncan Robertson and I'm a Graduate Project Officer for the Office of the Coordinator General [Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning]. I'm part of the Project Evaluation and Facilitation Team. I studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in public health and I'm halfway through my Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
I've had 6 heart surgeries over my lifetime and I believe my health has definitely impacted the way I've pursued my career. I want to give something back to Queensland, that's why I applied for the graduate program. Working in government allows us a specific and privileged chance to give back to Queensland that only public servants can.
Everyone's friendly, everyone's warm, everyone's welcoming to me. To somebody that hasn't come from public industry before, I'm not used to a lot of things, but I'm learning and being supported very well.
Each and every day I feel like I'm definitely able to impact the future of Queensland. There was a time when I was in the Botanic Gardens, I looked and I said 'I'm gonna work here one day' and here I am. I achieved my goal.