The ACCC Graduate Program is a great experience. I came into the program after completing an Economics/Finance major at the University of Melbourne. The Graduate Program works through rotations, which allows you to get a range of experience across the ACCC. This worked really well for me, because I could try a number of different areas and make a more informed choice of where I wanted to take my permanent position. It also gave me a range of skills that I might not have gotten if I had worked in only one area from the beginning.
The other great thing about the Program is that staff across the organisation are really supportive of it. In each rotation my colleagues and managers were focused on giving me a good understanding of the work we were doing and the objectives we were trying to achieve. I was given substantive work and significant responsibility, which was rewarding and made me feel like I was contributing to the work of the team and branch.
Other aspects of the graduate program and the ACCC more generally that I found great area friendly, supportive and talented work environment, with opportunities for networking and building productive relationships within and across teams. Significant training throughout the Program to help build essential skills such as legal/economic knowledge and writing/presentation skills and intellectually challenging work on meaningful matters that affect the welfare of Australian consumers.