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I work in the area of Information Security for Optum Ireland at our Letterkenny Office in Co. Donegal.

I joined Optum as part of the Technology Development Program in 2018 that included working in both the Letterkenny and Dublin sites.

Working on real projects and having lots of opportunities for training and career development throughout the whole year was a highlight of the year for me. The team that I am apart of is amazing to work with. From day one, I had a lot of support, mentorship and guidance from my team, manager, buddies and career mentors. My favourite part of the year was learning about the risk assessment process in the Letterkenny and Dublin offices because not only did I get the opportunity to go to Dublin, I got the opportunity to see first-hand how Information Security risk assessments are performed. I now conduct my own assessments!

Exposure to other business areas and departments was another highlight for me. I regularly work with many managers and supervisors all across Optum’s Donegal and Dublin offices, and I have built up a great relationship with them as time has gone on. There are also many social events and fundraisers for charity throughout the year that I have been involved in namely Culture day and Daffodil Day. There are also always opportunities to volunteer and give your time to help others in Optum which really makes this company stand apart from the rest in my opinion.