The Treasury really values diversity and difference perspectives. They recognise that everybody has different life experiences and different perspectives and bringing them to work is a valuable asset that everybody has.
I was in Australia for about seven years before I came back to New Zealand to work at the Treasury. When deciding where to go after university, I wanted to find a career that allowed me to work on the issues that mattered to New Zealand and to contribute back to New Zealand society.
From my experience, the Treasury Graduate Programme is a well-planned and structured programme that enables us to develop both professionally and personally. We undertake a wide range of courses and are provided with opportunities to undertake meaningful work from day one.
While my academic background is not in finance or economics, I have been supported by the organisation to formally develop these knowledge and skills. However, I have always felt that my different work and study experiences were valued and the organisation encouraged me to bring them to this role.
The graduate programme is a great foundation for your future career no matter what agency or field you want to go into.
Ruohan represents The Policy, Performance and Advisory Stream.