I love the culture around the Suncorp office. My team, and even those outside of it have made stepping into the professional world a really positive experience for me. I can understand how others might feel nervous about coming to work for a big bank, but Suncorp really separates itself from the ‘big four’ in the way it takes care of its employees. If you ever have any problems, you can literally ask anyone around you – and they’ll help right away.
I first joined Suncorp in the middle of the pandemic, when there wasn’t too much employment opportunity at the time. I’d always been interested in analytical work, and originally took an interest in engineering. But as soon as I found the world of cybersecurity, I knew that was the path I wanted to take - it’s still such an expanding field with so many opportunities to explore in the future.
I’d always been interested in analytical work, and originally took an interest in engineering. But as soon as I found the world of cybersecurity, I knew that was the path I wanted to take - it’s still such an expanding field with so many opportunities to explore in the future.
During the program I spent time working with the application security team, who is tasked with repairing vulnerabilities in Suncorp’s applications. These kinds of roles are critical to protecting the business against potential hackers, many of which are often interested in collecting confidential customer data.
A highlight during that time was my involvement in the development of the Secure Warrior Code program, an advanced training program for staff members who write code. With everyone skilled in the same secure method of writing code, Suncorp’s assets are more securely protected, and we can be a more effective technological workforce.
Invested in Me
The program's emphasis on investing time into advancing graduates' careers stood out to me, and I was thrilled to be part of an organisation that valued the growth and development of its workforce.
I really like how Suncorp invests its time into progressing graduates’ careers.
Suncorp's commitment to providing a more extended program compared to others in the field further reinforced the company's dedication to building the future of its workforce.
Throughout the program, I had the unique opportunity to rotate through various teams in security, which turned out to be an invaluable experience. This exposure allowed me to explore different aspects of security and discover what type of work truly ignited my passion. It was eye-opening to witness the diverse roles and responsibilities within the security domain, from internal penetration testing to conducting comprehensive security reviews.
Today, I’m a Security Engineer, proudly contributing to Suncorp's Application Security team.
What I enjoy most about my current role is the flexibility it offers. I have the privilege of engaging in technical aspects, such as internal penetration testing, while also diving into non-technical responsibilities, including conducting thorough security reviews. This balanced blend of tasks keeps me motivated and eager to learn more.
I am immensely grateful for the Graduate Program, which not only allowed me to explore various security teams but also helped me identify the type of work that truly resonates with me. Suncorp's commitment to nurturing its graduates has been instrumental in shaping my career path and professional identity.