Meet our graduates

James Watson

James Watson – Business Analyst in Education System Management, Department of Education

In my role, I help improve the user experience for schools users across the state to by working with stakeholders from the State School Directorates to document and implement functionality in OneSchool. OneSchool is the central system that State Schools use to store student information, timetable, plan curriculum and enter student’s results.

What do I love most about being on the IT Graduate Program?

The thing I love most about being included in the IT Graduate Program is the network of peers it has allowed me to develop. The 3-day induction gave us a chance to all get to know each other and set up a group chat to keep in touch. It is reassuring to have a group of graduates across different departments and roles to bounce ideas off and get perspective on similar situations we all face.

Joanne BoydJoanne Boyd – ICT Generalist, Department of Justice and Attorney-General

As a graduate of QUT with a dual degree in Bachelor of Creative Industries (Animation)/ Bachelor of Information Technology, I built my studies around gaining skills and experiences in a range of different areas, which is why I applied for the IT Graduate Program as an ICT generalist.

As part of Corporate Services ITS division of DJAG, I have the opportunity to move around different teams and business areas to gain a range of experience and develop a large range of different skills not just relating to IT, including customer service, communication and creative skills.

To date, I have been part of the IT Service Desk Team and the Communications team. What is perhaps most exciting is that I have had the opportunity to be part of a couple of animation projects, where I have been able to utilise my skills to create animations, storyboards and concepts for training and advertisement.

I am looking forward to continuing in the IT Graduate Program where I hope to have further opportunities to gain skills and experiences in different government areas and through a range of training available.

Samuel Lim

Samuel Lim – Cyber Security, Queensland Police Service

Mobile Capability changes the way that Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers go about their daily duties. I work within the DevOps team which manages and develops the 6,800 QLiTE devices (iPad minis) that are allocated to first response police officers across Queensland. These devices provide officers with the ability to visualise critical information and submit data from the scene. Functionality that we have rolled out since commencing my cyber security role with Mobile Capability has improved Domestic Violence and Mental Health processes and mobile tasking for officers to monitor and manage community calls for service. Ultimately, this helps officers improve community safety by spending more time on the road and less time on paperwork.

Last Reviewed: 22 May 2019