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David

Senior Branch Support Officer

Department for Environment and Water

How did you get to where you are today?

I was looking for work within the government when someone I knew suggested I apply for a traineeship through Jobs4Youth. During my traineeship, I managed to secure a position in the Chief Executive’s Office where I completed my training that included a Certificate III in Government. Upon completion, I have managed to secure more senior roles including my current role as Senior Branch Support Officer.

What does an average day look like?

Every day is different in my role, I work in a large team that supports the whole department. My branch supports the department in matters of Work Health and Safety, Human Resources and Development. One of my main tasks is coordinating our trainee and graduate program.

What do you love about your job?

I love working in a department that is passionate and proactive about what they do. Because of this, I see people come to work eager and excited about coming to work.

Why do you do what you do?

I work in a very positive team where people who love coming to work surround you. I enjoy helping people. Working for the public sector, I get to see how the government is doing this on a daily basis.

What do you see are some of the benefits of working in the public sector?

The public sector is a very forward-thinking workplace. As we are all working under One Government, it makes it a simpler process to act in different roles or departments, gaining valuable knowledge and experience to help you further progress your career.

Why have you chosen to work in South Australia?

I have lived in South Australia all my life. After numerous trips and holidays to other states and countries, I still have not found a better place to be than SA.

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