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Real Business : Issue 1 2010
Real Business ISSUE 1, 2010 "I KNOW I HAVE THE STUDIES BEHIND ME TO ALLOW ME TO MOVE UP THE CORPORATE LADDER. AND THE RESULT IS THAT I HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED FOR MY HARD WORK." towards fees where appropriate. CPA Program is one of the avenues many Suncorp employees choose to pursue, given that it is a financial ser vices organisation. " e graduate market is very important to us and we have structured programs to ensure that new graduates are exposed to a broad range of experiences and receive the professional support they require in the early stages of their careers," he says. e financial services giant recognises that the biggest driver of work satisfaction is not remuneration but more opportunities to do what you do well. Employees want challenging work, more say in how things are done, plus a good relationship with their manager. "It is very much a two-way street, however, there are numerous examples of where our graduates have provided enormous value to the business. One recent graduate, for example, was integral to the development of our mobile phone banking offering, which was one of the first to market," Rob notes. Krissoulla s managers certainly gave her an edge by providing the necessary autonomy and responsibility. Krissoulla says, " ey understood I had a strong work ethic. And obviously, since I d done an accounting degree and was committed to studying further, I was there to do a good job. "Without joining Suncorp and knowing these people, I might not have done CPA Program. Suncorp instigated that training," she says. One of her managers was on the board of CPA Australia and took her to all the forums and invited her onto committees. She also attended CPA Australia s Next Generation Leaders Conferences, where she was thrust into the role of spokesperson on the value of completing CPA Program. During these sessions, she would answer questions from students about how she defined success, what made her stand out from her peers and how far she thought she had come.
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