Virtual work experience

Junior Digital Engineer

Dive deep into data as Inland Rail’s latest Digital Mastermind. Explore the intricate world of digital engineering, information systems and data navigation! Learn to design and create your own digital network system that revolutionises the safety and efficiency of our train networks.

On-demand
Real-time support
Active community
Access from any computer, tablet or mobile
100+ students joined in the last 30 days
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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

Within our new virtual work experience, you will support the design of a cutting edge digital management system that revolutionises Australia’s train network. As a Junior Digital Engineer, you will have exclusive access to Inland Rail projects that allow you to develop your data processing, product designing and digital engineering skills. You will learn how to analyse different data sets, consult fellow Junior Engineers about design implementation, construct a digital management system online, to then video present this system to the lead engineers and Inland Rail mentors.

Is this for you?

You...

  • Want to make a positive difference to society
  • Are interested in understanding how data is analysed to create amazing designs
  • Would like an industry mentor and career guidance
  • Think train systems are cool
  • Love learning!

Then this experience was made for you!

What you will gain

  • Insight into the key disciplines and concepts relevant to the work of a digital engineer, including their day to day tasks.
  • First-hand experience in information management; conceptualising, drafting and presenting modern systems such as ATMS.
  • Exposure to design platforms that allow you to create virtual assets for your portfolio. 
  • Feedback on your work and progress from industry mentors and a program facilitator, as well as frequent professional growth opportunities. 
  • Certified microcredential titled, ‘Junior Digital Engineer virtual work experience at Inland Rail’, to kick-start your career in areas related to engineering/digital technology.

To join

You need:

  • Yourself 
  • A can-do attitude
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity
  • Dedication to complete weekly activities
  • To try your best
  • A computer, laptop or phone 
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes even your bed)
  • Snacks to keep you going

You don't need:

  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank ( Because our virtual work experiences are free)
  • Too cool for school 
  • The latest tech
  • 5+ years of industry experience 
  • A uni degree
  • Poor attitude

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Junior Digital Engineer

Explore the intricate world of digital engineering, information systems and data navigation — now
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100+ students in the last 30 days

Ideal for

14-19

Commitment

Outcome

Microcredentials

Skills and related jobs

Core skills you will gain:

Data analysis
Storytelling
Systems design
Personal management
Planning & organisation
Interpersonal skills
Leadership
Creativity

Additional skills:

Data analysis
Storytelling
Systems design
Personal management
Planning & organisation
Interpersonal skills
Leadership
Creativity
Digital strategy
Work ethic
Communication
Problem solving
Critical thinking
Self awareness

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Build your experience with real-world activities

Dive deep into data as Inland Rail’s latest Digital Mastermind. Explore the intricate world of digital engineering, information systems and data navigation! Learn to design and create your own digital network system that revolutionises the safety and efficiency of our train networks.

Discover Digital Engineering 🕵️

Beginner
2 hours

Discover what a day-in-the-life of a digital engineer looks like, explore the fundamental technical and soft skills you'll need, and submit a job application for your upcoming project.

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Work ethic, Communication, Self awareness

Data processing 👨‍💻

Beginner
2 hours

Develop a digital engineering strategy and execution plan, and learn how to bullet-proof large-scale infrastructure projects through data-driven decision making.

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Planning & organisation, Critical thinking, Data analysis, Digital strategy

Digital design 🧑‍🎨

Intermediate
2 hours

Work with the back-end development team to model a user-friendly digital train management solution that provides significant safety improvements and reduces operational and maintenance costs.

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Creative thinking, Teamwork & collaboration, Critical thinking, Digital technology

Future ideas 🚀

Advanced
3 hours

Flex your creativity by designing your very own Digital Engineering project that looks to the future and draws on developing technologies. Use your newfound project management skills and foundational knowledge to innovate and inspire, then pitch your idea to industry experts.

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Global awareness, Creative thinking, Communication, Leadership

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Inland Rail

Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets.

Meet your mentors

Mathilde Roubille

Digital Engineering Lead

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Conversation, Creativity

Leigh Donoghue

Digital Engineering /Visualisation Coordinator

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Communication, Data analysis

Why Grandshake?

Gain real-world work experience anywhere, anytime. Meet industry mentors, discover career pathways, and join a national community.

Self-paced journey

Complete at your own speed, and gain progressive skills from beginner to advanced.

Video check-ins

Touch-base with a community facilitator and receive personalised guidance at every step of the experience.

Pitch your project

Boost your communication and project management skills in one go, and get key stakeholders on board with your idea. 

Receive mentor feedback

Network with industry mentors and receive one-on-one feedback on your projects. 

Industry-endorsed Microcredential

Receive digital proof of your experience and celebrate your accomplishment with future employers.

Join a national community of students from over 150+ schools

Get help from our community

Get personalised support and feedback from our team, mentors and fellow students.

Build your network

Make connections, discover career opportunities, and collaborate with humans from across Australia.

Real-life experiences

Gain practical skills and insights from a community of industry experts.

What students say

Students rate their Grand experience at 4.9/5 🌟

Claire H

Year 12

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

Arslan P

Year 10

“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Darcey K

Year 12

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

David T

Year 11

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

Elaine Q

Year 10

"I absolutely loved this virtual work experience. I feel like I learned a lot, and everything I did learn I will be able to apply to anything I do in the future."

Audrey W

Year 12

"The team put so much effort into making sure you get a lot out of the experience. My favourite part was meeting with industry mentors, and it was really beneficial to see what a real industry career could look like. The experience has helped me with my decision making in year 12."

Monty B

Year 10

"Work experience has confirmed my passion for working in a particular field and motivated me to work hard to realise my dreams."

Oscar T

Year 12

"The Grandshake community has been very engaging and welcoming."

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Adaptability
Adaptability
Writing
Writing
Global awareness
Global awareness
Creative thinking
Creative thinking
Persistence
Persistence
Planning
Planning
Lateral thinking
Lateral thinking
Empathy
Empathy
Persuasion
Persuasion
Conversation
Conversation
Relationship building
Relationship building
Listening
Listening
Digital technology
Digital technology
Decision making
Decision making
Surveying
Surveying
Civil/construction design
Civil/construction design
Geotechnical analysis
Geotechnical analysis
Cultural awareness
Cultural awareness
Project management
Project management
Digital strategy
Digital strategy
Systems design
Systems design
Data analysis
Data analysis
Presentation
Presentation
Storytelling
Storytelling
Global & intercultural fluency
Global & intercultural fluency
Environmental awareness
Environmental awareness
Personal management
Personal management
Planning & organisation
Planning & organisation
Leadership
Leadership
Teamwork & collaboration
Teamwork & collaboration
Interpersonal skills
Interpersonal skills
Creativity
Creativity
Work ethic
Work ethic
Communication
Communication
Problem solving
Problem solving
Resilience
Resilience
Critical thinking
Critical thinking
Self awareness
Self awareness