This video provides an insight from staff about what it is like working at the State Revenue Office.
So as it happens working at the SRO is a bit of a family affair my sister had been working here for a few years she recommended that I apply for just a temporary six-month contract. Here I am seven years later still really enjoying it. I was only supposed to be here for six months but I loved the role so much that when it became available for ongoing I decided to apply and I'm still here. SRO when it first started in Ballarat they had their own canteen which I ran and during that 12 months I obviously got to know the people and the culture that the SRO brought so I applied for a grade two position and I was successful in getting it all those 20 years ago.
I came to work at the SRO because I have a few family and friends that work here and said I should apply and I did and here I am. Probably one of the most diverse groups of people I've ever worked with. Since I started it's been so welcoming and everyone's been so supportive for me to come straight out of school into this role it's been yeah really great. Working at the SRO is a lot different to what you might think. I was pleasantly surprised. I work in a really good team we all come from diverse backgrounds so we learn a lot off each other and we just have fun together. We don't take ourselves too seriously but we do take the job really seriously. People have got a really can do attitude in the organisation and that's extremely motivating for me as well.
We love to play a small part in trying to make Victoria the most safest and desirable state to live in.
So I'm the head of product and engineering here at the SRO. For any graduate that has an ambition to progress in technology the SRO can offer an amazing opportunity for them. We offer a lot of leadership programs mentoring programs and we heavily invest in Learning and Development which gives people the opportunity to maximize their career progression. They can expect to be challenged and to do all sorts of interesting things they'll get to use their qualifications and their training their experience. You get to work with a lot of experienced lawyers who will support you in your work. I love the fact that I'm constantly learning even though I've been here for quite a while there are a lot of mentors and managers that you can learn from and rely on. There's a really positive culture here. It's a great place to start your career.
We have a lot of roles both in Melbourne and in our Ballarat office. The facilities here are beautiful and it's just a great vibe here. We've also got a really active social scene and a social club and there's a variety of activities that are run throughout the year that staff can also participate in. You can work in a regional town but also have the benefits of working for a larger government organisation. In the current environment there is really no need to limit it to one location or the other so we're quite flexible. When I saw a role open up in Melbourne my sister lived there, I thought it would be a great opportunity to transfer over to Melbourne, live the Melbourne lifestyle. I have worked full-time, part-time when I had a young family which was really important to me but it was also important to continue growing my career. I've had that opportunity. We just cater to people's personal needs and we want to make the SRO an extension of their life not not just a job.
For someone who's considering a job at the SRO. I'd definitely say go for it there's so many roles available and you can definitely find something that would suit you. There's a lot of support within the teams. There's a lot of room to develop. There's a lot of opportunities.
Everyone is so welcoming and supportive when you come into work every day. It just seems like everybody's genuinely happy to be here. It's a great place to work and ultimately the work that we're doing is going into funding all of these fantastic things like hospitals and schools.
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