Being part of the Suncorp Graduate team has shown me the value in staying curious, getting out of my comfort zone and staying motivated to achieve the results I want. Not only has the organisation been supportive through my journey from student to professional, but I’ve also made some amazing friends in the process that I feel I can lean on.
The Graduate Program has given me the opportunity to shape my own career path. Coming out of university, where I wasn’t certain on my future, it’s been really refreshing to work with a company that offers its time to ensuring its employees find the role best suited to them. When I first joined Suncorp, I was working as an API developer, and since then have expanded to working as an iOS developer working on the front-end aspects of the Suncorp Secured Apps. The program has really allowed me to find my niche.
As a graduate, I love constantly learning and digging deep into the technologies associated with my field. I get to work on some really exciting projects, including the Secure Native Chat feature project, which allows customers to speak in real time with a customer service agent through the Suncorp Marketplace App. When the feature was subsequently released in the app, it was really rewarding to see some of the changes and optimisations that I personally made be included in the release. It really reaffirms that Suncorp values my ideas and contributions, even as someone fresh to the workforce.
Suncorp is a place that provides a strong foundation for knowledge and experience. The company understands that graduates just starting out don’t know everything yet. They provide the resources to help you develop professionally and steer you in the direction that you want to go in. The skills and confidence I have gained since working at Suncorp excites me for the prospect of what else I can achieve here.