Hi, I’m Daniel, one of the Tech grads that joined in 2020. I graduated with a Computer Science degree and didn’t know which area of technology I wanted to go into and specialise in. So, I started looking for a role that was focused on developing Grads, rather than one expecting a finished product. I think that’s what really made the IAG Tech role stand out to me, it was advertised as an opportunity to explore different areas within a large, leading company - it felt like a perfect match.
After I joined, I pulled together a list of skills I would like to develop and was quickly offered the opportunity to do so. One of the major things I’ve learned in IAG Tech since joining is the importance of clear and meaningful communication, within the scope of the office my skills were quickly tested, honed and improved. In addition, another area that I’ve developed is my presentation skills - my first placement had me leading many high stakes meetings, and this helped me to rapidly improve my confidence in pressure situations.
My highlight since joining has been creating and delivering a high-level policy in a subject I had no knowledge of prior to joining that business area. Seeing it develop from a blank piece of paper to a document worthy of delivery to several groups of the business was daunting but thrilling.
I think the common thing amongst the group of Grads this year is we are tenacious with big goals, and we’ve found the roles return whatever you put into it. To anyone who is considering applying to IAG Tech: go for it! The people are great and there’s a lot of opportunity.