Not many can say that they spoke alongside the Prime Minister, Chairman, and Managing Director at the opening ceremony of their company’s newest headquarters. I can! But only because our Bank is special. The exposure you get to senior management and the Executive team is second-to-none. With the introduction of Activity Based Working at the Adelaide headquarters, it’s a regular occasion to be sitting next to the CFO, CRO, or even the MD if he’s in town (that was how I got the gig).
My graduate experience was specifically tailored to my background in Mathematics and Finance. I spent the first 3 months in the Basel II team, where I assisted in the construction of the internal rate curve. My second rotation was in Balance Sheet Management, where I developed a greater understanding of the Bank’s ALM system. I also spent 3 months with the Credit Risk Stress Testing team during the annual Industry-wide stress test imposed by APRA. To finish off my graduate program, I spent 3 months with the Business Products team, before settling in a Financial Analyst position with the Performance Management team within Finance, principally working on Funds Transfer Pricing and Economic Capital.
It’s a feel good company that cares about their people and the community. I look forward to going to work every day, making a contribution to the company, and a difference to the broader community. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is Bigger than a Bank!