In previous articles we’ve outlined the many benefits of considering the highly regarded Hill Rogers Graduate Program. Since it began back in 2007, the 18-month program has provided the launch pad for the careers of more than 30 industry professionals. 2018 will see the next intake of university graduates given the same exciting opportunities. This includes being personally supported through the official Chartered Accountants™ program after six months, with full study and exam leave – and an average pass rate of 94%.
One recent graduate now making her mark in the Hill Rogers team is Edeline Gunawan. Here Edeline discusses her experiences in the Graduate Program itself and the opportunities it’s already helping create in her burgeoning career:
What is the best thing about the Hill Rogers Graduate Program? How did it stand out from others?
“The Hill Rogers Graduate Program allows you to experience working in different areas of the accounting industry. Throughout the program you’re given opportunities to learn and enhance your skills in divisions right across the business, including:
- Business Solutions
- Audit & Assurance
- Corporate Secretarial
This was a real point of difference compared to other graduate programs I looked at, as I found not many other firms offer such a range of diverse experiences to their graduates.”
What led you to choose Hill Rogers?
“Once I completed my studies at university I was unsure about what direction I wanted to take in my career. The Hill Rogers Graduate Program was a perfect choice as it let me trial a number of different accounting divisions and at the end of the program come to a decision about which division was right for me. I also had regular meetings with my mentor which gave me the opportunity to reflect on what I had learnt and also what required extra attention. The program is personally tailored to you, and your experience is much dependent on your own input and goals.”
What great about working at Hill Rogers?
“Hill Rogers has a great workplace culture where you really feel valued for the work you do. You’re encouraged to strive for excellence and ongoing training is offered to support and further your professional and personal development. Also, the people are the soul of any business which is the case at Hill Rogers. Everyone I’ve encountered has been welcoming and willing to share their knowledge and skills, which makes coming to work every day a joy. Overall, my experience in the Hill Rogers Graduate Program has been amazing and I cannot recommend it enough to future graduates. If you want to be challenged in a workplace with a collaborative and supportive environment this is the place for you.”