Josh from our Human Technology Consulting practice talks about the exciting projects he’s involved in, as well as his aspirations and how Deloitte helped him achieve them. What’s your role at Deloitte? I’m a Senior Consultant in the Human Capital Technology Consulting practice, and I started as a graduate with the firm 3.5 years ago. What do you love most about your job? One of the things I love about my job is the breadth and variety of Consulting. While I have relatively deep technical knowledge in my core competency of HR technology, the complexities and nuances of applying this expertise across various industries and clients means I get to work on a diverse range of projects. But what I love most is the people – working on complex and interesting problems day-to-day is great, but when you get to do it alongside great people, that’s when it’s truly inspiring. What are your aspirations? Honestly? It’s pretty simple – to be happy and healthy. The difficult bit is working out how to achieve those things. I’m at my happiest and most productive when I’m moving (and luckily a by-product of movement is healthiness). Working this into a 9 – 5 desk job can be difficult, which is why I love getting involved in anything wellness-related both inside and outside of work. Ideally, I’d like to be able to use my love of all things active in a way that has a significant impact on those around me. How has Deloitte supported you in achieving these aspirations? I’ve been presented with numerous opportunities at Deloitte to achieve my aspirations. Whether it be individually – through running a marathon with a colleague, or communally – through the organisation of an Impact Day fund-raising charity ride, there’s been plenty of chances for me to achieve things outside of my standard working day. I think the key thing that’s helped me is the trust and independence I’ve seen in the organisation. If you’ve got an idea and you’re willing to work for it, 99 times out of 100 you’ll be supported to achieve it. You’ve been selected as one of two Deloitte delegates in Australia to participate in the One Young World Summit. Tell us more about it and how you got involved. I was lucky enough to be recognised as Deloitte’s inaugural National Hero last year based on my community contributions. Because of this, I was presented with the opportunity to attend the One Young World summit. The Summit gathers together young leaders from around the world, empowering us to make lasting connections to create positive change. Following the Summit, we’ll be tasked with undertaking a project aligned to Deloitte’s World Class strategy in an effort to combat some of the global issues raised. It’s both exciting and daunting, but opportunities like this don’t present themselves every day. What about this program excites you the most? I’m really excited to broaden my experience outside of my usual work responsibilities and get outside my comfort zone. Hopefully I can use this nervous energy combined with my learnings from the summit to develop something meaningful and impactful. What do you hope to achieve in this program? I hope to gain a better understanding of the most pressing global issues – particularly through leveraging the different perspectives and experiences of various delegates at the summit. I really want to come away from the conference with actionable insights to help shape my community, my organisation, and hopefully the world for the better.