Joseph Fryett

The Cadetship program appealed to me as it provides the opportunity to rotate through different branches of Treasury gaining valuable skills and experience. It also gave me enough time to focus on University as well, which is important to me.”  


Cadet- Joseph Fryett 

I am currently an Assistant Research Officer (Cadet) in the Shareholder Policy and Markets Branch (SPM). SPM monitors and provides advice to Ministers on the performance of Government businesses. In my role, I assist the analysts by preparing reports and analysing data and corporate plans. I also monitor the payments to Government by the Government Businesses as required.


I started working at Treasury after one year of university study for a double degree studying a Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Law, as I wanted to gain work experience in a relevant field. The Cadetship program appealed to me as it provides the opportunity to rotate through different branches of Treasury gaining valuable skills and experience. It also gave me enough time to focus on University as well, which is important to me. 


My first rotation was in the Research and Policy team in the Liquor and Gaming Branch. My primary role was to prepare reports and briefings for the Liquor and Gaming Commission. I also assisted with the processing of various gaming licences. This was very beneficial as I gained experience in a field that I did not know anything about prior to working there.


I have really enjoyed learning about how broad the work at Treasury is, with both of my roles being very different. It is really rewarding to see how my work is being used and feeling like I am contributing. Treasury did initially seem like a rather daunting place to work, but everyone has been very supportive which makes it really enjoyable.


I grew up in Burnie on the North West Coast so moving to Hobart was also a significant adjustment.  I had some very influential teachers that inspired me to really apply myself and take every opportunity I could. This is an approach I have tried to take while working on the Cadet Program at Treasury in order to get the most out of it.


When I'm not working and studying I try to get outside as much as possible. I play cricket in the summer and spend plenty of time at the beach. I am also looking forward to seeing more of Southern Tasmania and some of the walking tracks this winter. I would love to travel overseas but unfortunately this was limited by the pandemic. Ideally I would like to go to Europe, especially Italy and Greece. I'm looking forward to being able to watch the AFL in Hobart this year, however, being a North Melbourne supporter, might not be a good result for me. ​

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