Graduates accepted for coveted program

Three La Trobe Bendigo students have been selected from hundreds of applicants around the country, for the prestigious 2015 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Graduate Program.

Jayden Keegan, Phoebe Johnston and Amelia Fisher underwent an intense five month selection process alongside a record 500 other applicants across Australia.

They will join 11 other successful young people who will complete three major rotations designed to develop skills and build experience in their chosen career development area.

The graduates will also complete a special rotation involving face to face interaction with customers.

Upon completion of the two-year program participants are offered an on-going position at the Bank.

Robert Stephenson, Head of Campus, Bendigo, congratulated the students on their achievement.

'Entry to this program demonstrates excellence in leadership, analytical thinking, resourcefulness and customer focus, among a range of other skills vital to the next generation of business and community leaders,' he said.

'La Trobe University is committed to developing the skills of our local people and prepare them for the terrific career opportunities that will continue to become available as Bendigo grows.'

Phoebe Johnston said she planned to build her career in marketing and human resources at the Bendigo Bank.

'It's an exciting opportunity to start my professional life here in my hometown,' she said.

Mark Shultz, Head of People and Performance at the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, said that the program had attracted applications of an extremely high quality.

'The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank is thrilled with the mix of capable, confident and intelligent graduates who commenced with us over the last few weeks,' he said.

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