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I joined G4S in August 2013 as the AME’s very first Management Trainee.  Prior to this, I had completed a Bachelor’s Degree and was looking to starting a new and exciting career in General Management. I chose G4S because of its’ culture, and promise of exposure to global opportunities throughout the business. It’s been nothing short of an unprecedented experience combining my desire for a strong corporate education, hands-on learning experiences, and a love for challenges and travel. You could say I was looking for a dime and found a dollar!

What did I achieve/accomplish from the program:

Over the course of this program, I’ve served in a variety of roles and projects across 10 different countries, cultures, time zones and languages throughout the Asia Middle East region. From managing cash processing centers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to performing market research in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and analyzing pricing models in Melbourne, Australia, I’ve been given coaching and support to quickly familiarize myself with G4S’ culture and values, people, offerings and markets, through to how to develop actionable insights from complex data.

How did the program benefit me?

One of the most significant takeaways from this program was the exposure to expertise and mentorship while on assignments. This organization is filled with talented individuals, subject matter experts, and champions of industry, united in the mission to secure your world and increase our shareholder value. I’ve left the Management Trainee program inspired by their passion, with a phonebook full of new friends, many now lifelong mentors, whom I can call on for support and advice at any time.

Where am I now?

I’m now an Operations Manager seconded to our Cash Business in Jakarta, Indonesia, where I am in charge of driving permanent improvements in branch, fleet, and process operations that will result in optimized, sustainable performance across the cash businesses.