Risk Strategy & Technology careers

Risk Strategy & Technology

Careers for graduates: learn how to help clients solve problems and manage risks in the pursuit of their strategic objectives.

Careers for graduates: learn how to help clients solve problems and manage risks.

Grad careers: Risk Strategy & Technology

In a nutshell, what does your business group/service line do?

Risk Strategy & Technology is devoted to helping clients solve problems and respond to challenges in the way that they manage risks in the pursuit of their strategic objectives. As our name suggests, this starts with looking at the risks that our clients strategy expose them to and how to holistically measure, manage, and respond to these. The reality is that these are challenging problems that require innovative thinking, commercial acumen, and a sharp eye for detail in order to provide clarity to our clients, often from a base of ambiguity and complexity. The use of data and technology goes far beyond a buzzword now, and we are often tasked with finding new ways to tackle old problems, which can be really exciting.

What does the average day look like?

The average day differs from one person to another. Because we are an agile national team working across all industries and sectors, our work will often lead us to where the greatest societal and industry needs arise. At the moment, the significant changes in the financial services industry stemming from the recent Royal Commission highlights an important area for improvement for the Australian economy. The kinds of work we get involved in can range from data analytics and RegTech all the way through to helping develop new client-driven solutions that embed best-practice approaches to risk and compliance from the outset. This makes our work really dynamic and adaptive, so we are always learning and applying new skills as we go.

What will I learn in the first year?

In the first year, you’ll learn a lot on the job from facing some of the hardest and most exciting challenges when it comes to linking ambitious digital strategies with the most demanding risk and compliance requirements in the history of commerce in this country. Working with clients who range from start-ups all the way through to the biggest names on the ASX, you’ll learn to sharpen your stakeholder management skills as well as new technical skills that you will receive extensive training on. This will set you up well for the rest of your career, which will be challenging and richly rewarding on multiple levels.

What’s the best part of the role?

There’s nothing quite like walking away from a client engagement that has exceeded their expectations and enables them to serve their own clients in a way that betters the society that we all live in. There aren’t too many jobs that give you the opportunity to experience this as regularly as we do in Risk Strategy & Technology. So long as you’re up for a lot of variety and disruption as part of the everyday, you’ll love working here.

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