The Treasury gives you a good grounding and understanding of how the public sector and government actually work.
You get ownership and independence over the work you are completing but at the same time, there are plenty of experienced people around to help. You get development in areas that truly matter and are interesting to you. I spent a year in the IMAP team learning about the investment cycle and asset management, as well as how the government sets incentives to ensure agencies make good decisions. I had not studied this area, but if you work hard at the Treasury you will get the opportunities to develop and follow your interests.
After a year in IMAP I was given the opportunity to move to the Forecasting team and I am now in the team that looks after labour market policy.
On a day-to-day basis in a policy team, you can expect to give feedback on policies that other agencies are leading, briefing ministers, and doing research to set yourself up to provide better advice. There is also a solid group of young people working in the building with a welcoming, social culture.
Liam represents The Policy, Performance and Advisory Stream.