What has been the highlights of the Graduate program?
For me, the biggest highlight was being able to work across different business units and teams. As well as being given a project within each rotation and being able to see that right through to the end was a really rewarding experience. The level of responsibility and exposure given in the graduate program provides such a great platform to develop yourself professionally and personally.
What does a typical day as a Graduate at Stockland involve?
Depending on which rotation I am in this can vary significantly. Most days start off by opening my emails, communicating with my team and direct manager about the key deliverables we may have as well as preparing for any meetings with internal stakeholders during the day. And of course don’t forget the morning coffee run!
Tell me about your rotations (if applicable) and the training and development opportunities?
I am fortunate enough that with my role I get the opportunity to work on different projects and see them right through. So far I have worked in different teams such Retail Marketing, Customer Experience, Sustainability focused on our community programs for Retirement Living, Human Resources in systems as well as in Diversity and Inclusion space.
What has been the best part of being an employee of Stockland?
The best part of being an employee at Stockland is the support you are given from all levels in the organisation. My sponsor is the COO of Group Operations and my direct manager is a mentor which has been so beneficial for professional development and support during rotations as well as personal support being at the start of my career and the first time being in a corporate environment. As well as the flexibility options which are offered which can really improve your work life quality. For example, I go to the gym once a week during my lunch break with another graduate which allows me to get in a workout which I may not be able to do after hours due to other commitments!
What’s been your #gradgoal that you have achieved since being on the program?
I think the opportunity to network with other individuals which are in very similar positions as you being in the start of their career and maintaining those relationships as well as leveraging each other later on for advice and guidance in areas which you may not be an expert but is their specialty.
What advice do you have for students making an application for the Stockland Graduate Program?
Never underestimate yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions!!