Aaron completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management and Psychology. Originally from Melbourne, he completed his graduate year and worked a further five years in Canberra before transferring to the AFP Melbourne office.

What is your qualification?

Bachelor of Business and Commerce. The AFP has also supported me in completing a Master of Business Administration since finishing the Graduate Program.

What type of work did you do?

In my graduate rotations I worked within the Performance Analysis, Internal Audit, Professional Standards, and Human Resources Teams. During these rotations I worked on a variety of strategic work and was exposed to the inner workings of the AFP through high level meetings with senior decision makers. Of note I helped in the collation of the AFP Annual Reports and Parliamentary budget papers, running large scale recruitment processes, and contributing to operational intelligence reports.

During my Graduate year I also volunteered to work on the Executive Committee of the AFPs Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Network. This role allowed me to contribute the AFPs diversity program through running training programs on LGBTI inclusion, and setting up LGBTI support events such as at Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

What was the highlight of your graduate year?

A major highlight has to be marching in Mardi Gras with the AFP for the first time. The crowds at the event love the AFP and it was such a rush to be able to march proudly beside the AFP cars in front of everyone.

A major benefit of undertaking a Graduate program is the broad networks you gain through your fellow graduates. To this day I still have close contacts in nearly every portfolio in the AFP due to the friendships I made during the program, this allows me to quickly access information and support when needed.

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