"Treasury is an
incredibly supportive working environment, and provides many opportunities for
individual development. Working at Treasury while studying has provided me with
the opportunity to apply my university studies in a practical manner."
I am currently working as an Assistant Research Officer (Cadet) as part of Treasury's Cadetship program. This provides me with the opportunity to spend time in various different branches within Treasury. I am currently on my second rotation, placed in the Shareholder Policy and Markets Branch (SPM), where I moved after spending my first year at Treasury in the Economic Policy Branch. I am currently in my third year of studying a combined Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws at UTAS.
My current branch supports the Government in managing interests in Government businesses and providing advice to the Government on a number of energy related issues. In my current role, I am working with the Energy Policy team within SPM. This has been an incredibly varied role, where I have been involved with the provision of advice, both internally and externally, on particular energy policy matters, and matters relating to Tasmanian energy businesses.
The Cadetship program is for students who have just commenced or are a partial way through their undergraduate degree. Before joining the Cadetship program, I had completed a year and a half of full-time study at UTAS. Prior to joining Treasury, I worked at a hotel in Salamanca for four and a half years. Initially, I began in the hotel's restaurant and then moved to working in reception. This work allowed me to develop strong communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both as part of a team and individually to deliver positive outcomes.
Treasury is an incredibly supportive working environment, and provides many opportunities for individual development. Working at Treasury while studying has provided me with the opportunity to apply my university studies in a practical manner. A number of units I have undertaken at university have been directly linked to my work within Treasury, improving outcomes I am able to produce for both work and study. The people within Treasury are also incredibly supportive. I value the opportunity that the Cadetship provides to be able to move between different branches within Treasury, having the ability to get to know and work with a diverse range of friendly and engaging people.
I have lived in Tasmania for almost all of my life. Throughout my life in Tasmania, I have met and been involved with a diverse range of people and activities, which have provided me with foundational skills and experiences and shaped me as a person. From a young age, I have been involved in sports which has fostered a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie. I currently play netball for OHA Netball Club, where I am co-captain of my team, and I am an Assistant Coach for one of our junior teams. Throughout my time at school, I also held various leadership roles. These roles provided me with the opportunity to engage with peers and be involved in the organisation of various events throughout schooling years. These commitments, along with various other study, working and social commitments, instilled the need for strong time-management and organisational skills. This has been particularly beneficial while undertaking the Cadetship program, as managing full-time work with part-time study, and various other commitments, can certainly be challenging at times!
On a Saturday, you will often find me at the Creek Road netball centre, playing, coaching or watching netball. When not working or caught up with study or netball commitments, I enjoy getting up to Bicheno to spend time at the family shack, particularly during summer. I have grown up in a family who loves watching sport, so I also enjoy watching a number of sports (either on TV or in person) including footy, basketball, cricket and netball. Family trips to Melbourne to attend AFL games were relatively frequent during my childhood, and we still try to get over at least once a year for a weekend of footy. In 2022 I attended my first ANZAC Day Eve and ANZAC Day AFL matches, and next on my sporting to-do list is attending a Boxing Day test at the MCG!