Monique Di Gregorio
“I really wanted to challenge and expose myself to new perspectives… I wanted a career where every day could be something different.”
Having completed the GMT program, I can honestly say that the experience was invaluable. I loved the balance that was struck between real, hands on work and professional development.
One of the most rewarding experiences of the year was seeing the results of my project having a positive impact on the business. I worked on the Pure Blonde Organic launch and seeing the billboards and radio ads I helped to execute out in public was such a rewarding feeling.
“I loved how after the initial training, you’re straight into it. I felt really empowered from day one”
I was lucky enough to work on some really interesting projects across the brewery. One of these was focused on CUB’s Better World policies and reducing our carbon footprint. I loved being able to put my engineering background towards a really good cause.
What I enjoyed most about my year as an MT was being able to work across the entire process, from brewing to packaging to engineering. Learning how many inputs are going towards a single bottle of beer and being able to help optimise that process; that’s been so rewarding.
“I love engaging others in data and seeing the excitement on their faces as they see what is possible!”
Over the course of the year, I worked on projects across each of the functions, helping to optimise data collection and visualisation, and then teaching the teams how to best analyse it. It was really exciting being trusted to work with live business data and draw conclusions that were then taken on board by the teams.
I think my proudest moment of the year was forecasting our competitor pricing strategy – something that is going to make us more competitive across the entire Australian market and ensure that we are maximising our resources.
“The culture at CUB is definitely the biggest highlight. Everyone is super friendly and easy-going but are also some of the smartest people I’ve ever met.”
I initially applied for the program because I’m a big fan of the brands but I was quickly drawn into the work I was doing. CUB is making huge strides on the technology side of the business, and every day I am facing new challenges to work through… definitely wasn’t expecting to be given the reigns to such a degree this early on in my career.
I think what I’m most excited for in the future is the opportunity to do a stint on the supply side of things – I think it would be really cool development opportunity to see the production side of the business and apply my learnings from technology to a new function.
“I never expected to be working on such REAL projects as an intern – there’s a real feeling of trust and a belief that I can deliver from day one.”
Coming into the application for the internship, I was pretty daunted by the application process; interviews with senior leadership, timed case studies… it was a really scary prospect! But coming up to the end of the internship, it was 100% worth it.
Working at CUB has been a total eye opener. The amount of effort and consideration that goes into each hire clearly pays off – the people are without a doubt CUB’s best asset. Not the office, not the work, not even the beer. The people and culture here are simply incredible.