Work that matters
The trio found work that matters to them in making a difference for customers through transaction banking, undertaking research and analysis or pushing the boundaries of innovation.
They also found a deeper connection and unearthed a new source of motivation. Rosina said the program allowed her the ability to reach out and form newvnetworks.
“(This is) providing world class materials for the advancement of learning,” she said.
For Nellie, inspiration came from the different perspectives she was exposed to.
“The program does not discriminate or is not biased, it’s goal oriented and works with experts in a diverse and multinational environment, raising ideas and transforming them into reality”.
But for some of the graduates, it reminded them to be patient while on a deep learning journey, which often takes time and perseverance. Winnie said it helped to be patient.
“I’ve learnt a lot from the program one key thing is; there are different communication styles that you have to adapt to in a business to effectively communicate with a customer,” she said.
“Some customers understand you from the get-go while others you might adapt to a different approach. And it’s important to be patient with yourself and with others, during your interactions.”
The graduates found being receptive to new experiences and ideas created the space for unexpected opportunities and personal growth. Each of them ventured into the unknown, navigated challenges and uncovered new career options along the way.
“This program is not only good for your career but for your personal growth as well. It will change the way you think, behave and work,” Winnie said.
The group agreed that mistakes are important too as they become the building blocks of wisdom.
“Part of evolving as a human being, we learn from our mistakes and grow to become better,” said Rosina.
This trio shows applying for a graduate position in a nation brimming with untapped talent can help develop a new model for change.
Lachlan Halstead is ANZ Country Head, Papua New Guinea