“I Never Expected Project Displaced Would Be Free”
Ben McCrea was 14 months into the esteemed Qantas graduate program when Covid began to emerge. As the virus took hold, he was stood down temporarily, and was fortunate to find a contract role in a major financial institution while he waited to return to the airline.
And then…three months later, as Covid hit its stride, Ben was made redundant from Qantas. It was a crushing blow.
What’s your background?
I studied Business with a major in Finance and Marketing at the University of Technology Sydney, and then worked hard to get into the graduate program at Qantas. I’d always had a desire to work for Australia’s largest airline, being an avid traveller, it was a perfect fit.
It was a general graduate program, which provided exposure to strategy, customer experience, sales, and operations.