As a Commerce and Science graduate (majoring in Marketing and Immunology), I was still unsure about the direction of my career path. As I was scrolling through the countless opportunities advertised on LinkedIn, RACV’s generalist Graduate Program caught my eye. It offered various rotations, non-specific to a stream. Perfect, I thought and with that, I applied for it. A few months down the track and after several interviews, I was officially offered the privilege to be part of the RACV Graduate Program.
On my first day, I was nervous but excited to embark on this new journey. I was welcomed by our lovely coordinator who met us at the lobby and introduced everyone. We took the elevator to level 9 of 485 Bourke St and commenced our two-week induction where managers from all the different departments spoke about their roles. As we walked through the contemporary office, we were welcomed and greeted by friendly smiles throughout the organisation. We also had the opportunity to be given a tour of the RACV City Club and experience a day at the RACV retail stores.
I am currently undertaking my first rotation in the Commercial & Transactions team where we are responsible for merger and acquisition activity in addition to the capital management of our associates and subsidiaries. With the slight fear that it would be finance based, the team have been supportive to say the least and mentored me throughout the rotation. It has only been a short 3 months, but the experience has been a challenging yet fulfilling one. Funnily enough, the majority of the team is made up of previous RACV graduates which was comforting because they were once in my shoes.
Overall, I think that RACV’s generalist Graduate Program offers an invaluable experience and the coordinators and rotation managers have been immensely supportive. I look forward to exploring more opportunities and challenges and to discover what my future holds at RACV.