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Sam Wilson

The connections you make, structured learning and on the job development make for a thoughtful and rewarding graduate program.

Hi Sam, tell us about your role at Deloitte and what it involves?

I’m an Analyst with the Digital & Technology Risk team in Canberra.

We work with a variety of clients to provide confidence to adopt and embrace digital transformation and emerging technologies. Our capabilities are diverse, from a highly pragmatic approach to Cloud, AI and emerging technologies, to best practice program and project management. 

Personally, I work closely with federal government departments undergoing complex digital transitions to support the uplift of their project and risk management capability.

I’ve implemented and maintained rigorous governance procedures and documentation to help manage their transformation journey and collaborate daily with other Deloitte teams to do so successfully. Along the way, I am constantly picking up skills and meeting new people, but nothing beats the sense of pride when you and your colleagues watch a transformation come to fruition.

What work have you been most excited about since starting with us?

My most recent engagement at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has had plenty of opportunities for exciting and rewarding work. A highlight is certainly the monthly board meetings for their digital transformation program.

In the lead-up to these meetings, there is a lot to do, and the key to making this successful is frequent communication with client executives and project managers to feed into status reports.

It’s always exciting to bring together the perspective of many different people and summarise this information for a different audience. I’ve met some great people preparing for these and it’s awesome to see the positive impact these forums have on the program and its outcomes.

How has the graduate program supported you in launching your career?

The grad program offers a fantastic stepping stone into an exciting career. I was supported from my first day to focus on the things I enjoy doing and was presented with a wealth of opportunities.

Deloitte has access to a comprehensive array of training from soft skills to highlight technical areas, and I’ve been encouraged to take time to learn a new skill alongside my day-to-day work. I’ve also been supported in the pursuit of industry recognised certifications.

There is a great opportunity to work alongside colleagues who mentor and coach you along the way. The connections you make, structured learning and on the job development make for a thoughtful and rewarding graduate program. 

What does a typical day at Deloitte look like?

I typically work from the client’s office, and each day starts with a morning stand-up meeting with my Deloitte colleagues. We discuss priorities for the day, work through any blockers to progress, and share successes. 

After that, we’d break to catch up over a coffee before returning to our desks to get stuck into some work. 

Now I have some desk time to prepare status reports, governance documentation or upkeep the project’s digital collaboration tools, all before Lunch!

Throughout the day I normally have informal catch-ups with the client to discuss work priorities and refocus our attention on upcoming deadlines.  

As the afternoon creeps in I might turn to some online learning for a change of pace. 

To finish off the day I make sure my emails are up to date and I’ve got a schedule of work to do the following day.