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About me

I'm a 22 years old Geography graduate that since finishing school has wanted to see the world. In order to fund these adventures I've held different positions in a variety of industries; including property management, events, catering and even a fine arts auction house. These roles have included completing personal projects such as managing property portfolios, whilst also more creative aspects such assisting in the photography and design for brochures and booklets. Having just returned from 6 months abroad, I now want to settle into a more permanent position in order to lay down the foundations of a future career. With a particular interest in music, consumer culture and photography I am looking for experience/an internship that could fulfil my ambition. Since my blog and website is still being built, why not take a look at what I got up to over the last 6 months by following the link? note: photos taken by iPhone

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Skills

  • GIS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Photography
  • Administration
  • Marketing Experience

Work history

2016

Property Administrator

Touchstone Corporate Property Services

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • An admin-focused role requiring the management of a medium sized property portfolio (30-50 properties). Key Responsibilities included: Liaising between tenants, property manager and the mortgage lender for property maintenance and tenancy agreement related issues. Drafting emails and/or making phone calls to chase invoices, rent payments and access rights to property. Daily updating of Excel spreadsheets and workflows with relevant and accurate information. Regularly raising purchase order's and work order's to contractors whilst managing property accounts.

2016

Event Assistant

Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Ascot, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A part time position whilst at university, as part of the events and catering team at a 5-star Dorchester Group Hotel. Key Responsibilities included: Assisting in the planning and execution of both corporate and charity events. Providing impeccable hospitality and customer service to a range of clientele (incl. corporate business meetings, conferences and large banquets).

2014

Personal Assistant

Clevedon Salesroom - Fine Arts Auction House

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Clevedon, UK
  • Internship
  • A full-time summer internship at a local and reputable fine arts auction house. Key responsibilities included: Assisting in the organisation, curating and running of a televised auction featured on a popular BBC TV program. Photographing ‘lots’ and helping to produce brochures for upcoming auctions and events. Handling of customer queries on viewing and auction days.

2013

Founder

Personal Paper Round Business

Jan 2005 - Jun 2013
  • Chew Magna, Bristol, UK
  • Freelance
  • A personal paper round business that operated for mostly elderly customers in the poorly accessible village of East Harptree in the Chew Valley. Key responsibilities included: Setting up of business and identification of potential market. Advertisement and marketing of new service using local stores, pubs, leaflets. Placing orders with suppliers, invoicing of customers and updating of accounts.

Education

2016

BA Geography (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
  • Degree Classification: 2:1 (69%) Dissertation: 'The Vinyl Revival' - Analysing the experience, authenticity and identity of vinyl record consumption in an increasingly digitalised music industry. A study of consumer practises and trends that have contributed to the vinyl record becoming the fastest growing sector in global music sales. Required gathering both quantitative and qualitative data through a combination of interviews, extensive market research and focus groups.

2013

Qualifications

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol

Sep 2006 - Jun 2013
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • A-Levels: Geography (A) Economics (B) Biology (C) GCSEs: 4 A*'s, 4 A's and 2 B's in subjects including English, Maths and Music