What a Difference a Year can Make

What a Difference a Year can Make

Jack Peterson, a proud Wiradjuri Man, has recently completed a confidence-boosting Traineeship with AFL SportsReady. He served as a Banking Consultant at the ANZ Greensborough Branch while simultaneously studying for a Certificate III in Business. His journey, from uncertainty about his career path in Year 11 to securing a permanent part-time position at the same branch, showcases what a difference a year can make.

His journey from uncertainty about his career path in Year 11 to securing a permanent part-time position at the same branch showcases what a difference a year makes.

[Alumni – Jack] and the team at ANZ Greensborough.

His decision to pursue a traineeship in the banking industry stemmed from his interest in practical experience and a distinct preference for an alternative to university education. Jack recognized that a job opportunity would equip him with invaluable skills and open doors to the banking sector.

The traineeship at ANZ Bank has had a profound impact on Jack’s life. It not only provided confidence but also ignited a drive to set future career goals. The experience has helped him develop, both personally and professionally, broadening his skillset and offering him a platform for growth. Jack acknowledges the unwavering support from both his host employer and AFL SportsReady, which has played a huge role in his journey.

“Completing a Traineeship at ANZ bank has changed the trajectory of my life!”

“It has helped me gain the confidence to continue setting career goals for myself and a desire to continue accomplishing things.”

Jack Peterson, a proud Wiradjuri Man, has recently completed a confidence-boosting Traineeship with AFL SportsReady.
[Trainee – Jack]

Jack’s daily tasks and responsibilities as a Banking Consultant at ANZ involved:

  • Assisting with customer inquiries
  • Conducting financial transactions
  • Managing cash balances
  • Educating customers on digital banking
  • Promoting various products and services

These responsibilities helped him gain a well-rounded understanding of the banking industry.

Jack also emphasizes the significance of having support:

“Having the additional support of my mentor, Ralph, as a First Nations Trainee has been really incredible for me.”

“It has given me the opportunity to connect with my culture while also ensuring I am always on the right path.”

Throughout his traineeship, Jack also received guidance from various support networks, including his Educator, Matt, and Field Officer, Brad, who all played crucial roles in ensuring his successful completion of the program. Their support and mentorship were essential in helping Jack reach his goals.

Upon completing his traineeship, Jack was offered a permanent part-time position at the same ANZ branch.

In his new role, he continues to grow professionally, receiving training in unsecured lending and deceased estates. His enthusiasm for his job and his optimism about the future reflect the positive impact that the traineeship has had on his life and career.

Jack’s journey from uncertainty to career fulfilment shows how truly life-changing taking on a traineeship can be. His determination, combined with the support of AFL SportsReady and ANZ, has paved the way for a bright and promising future in the banking industry.

Jack’s story serves as an inspiration to young individuals seeking practical career paths and highlights the value of Traineeships in achieving their goals.



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