We celebrated Anthony’s 1st work anniversary this month. He was our first recruit since the pandemic began. Anthony is a Group Risk Analyst at AGI.
We took five minutes with Anthony before the latest lockdown in Sydney.
What drew you to join AGI?
After I finished my thesis, I took a short break then applied to AGI. I had finished studying and it was time to join the job market. I saw the job ad for the AGI role and applied. I was apprehensive because thanks to COVID, there were hardly any jobs available. I was happy when I got my first interview at AGI after lots of applications.
You’ve been at AGI for a year. Can you tell us a little bit about your experiences so far?
I learned a lot these past few months. The biggest lesson was probably the whole process of becoming a professional office worker, adjusting to full-time work, and keeping on top of everything. This took me a while. I found it particularly challenging to make the connections between the theory (that I learned at uni) and practice but I feel like I’m now comfortable and settled into my role.
What have you enjoyed most about working at AGI?
I’ve definitely enjoyed the people and culture the most; everyone’s open, friendly and easy to talk to. There’s no tricky politics which I’ve really appreciated. The food and free coffee are amazing – have loved our team lunches out (Melbourne Cup and Chinese New Year).
Anything else that people may not know about you?
My faith is pretty important to me. At the moment I’m studying theology part time at St Cyrils Coptic Orthodox Theological College. It’s something I’m really interested in. I also play soccer every Sunday with friends which I really enjoy.