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Work history


Trainee Broker

Clarksons Platou

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
  • 4 Month Rotational Internship (salaried) Salaried intern at the world’s leading international shipbrokers- selected as one of three successful candidates from over 2,000 applicants. Rotation through principle broking divisions including Sale and Purchase where I was exposed to direct sales of multi million pound assets. Direct client experience in negotiating deals face to face across a global client portfolio. Servicing brokers and departments with specialised market reports for dissemination to clients, including analysing statistical data, identifying opportunities and market trends. Represented the company at industry seminars, networking events and client hospitality events to develop relationships with existing clients and identify potential new clients. Direct verbal and written communication, lateral thinking and negotiating with key clients.



Thurlstone Shipping Ltd

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Introduction to shipping/ shipbroking Internship Vessel operations assistant. My role was to support the broking teams which primarily involved mapping vessel movements and monitoring global cargo demand across a broad range of dry bulk commodities (e.g. Iron ore, steel, coal, cement and grains). I also assisted the research team in delivering bespoke research projects for clients.By identifying, collating and analysing data specific to global commodity demand.


Administrative Assistant

Consumer Intelligence

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Admin assistance and Market research & development. General Administrative assistance to Managing Director. Undertaking online research and mystery-shopping projects. Developing key skills for decision making by benchmarking the price and service performance of financial services providers. Identifying how consumers are receptive to certain brands - ‘ finding the golden space’ between clients, companies and competitors.


Classroom Assistant Volunteer

Claremont School, Redland Bristol

Aug 2010 - Apr 2012
  • I provided voluntary assistance to children with a broad range of disabilities at Claremont school in Redland, Bristol, every Monday afternoon. My responsibilities included acting as a classroom assistant and a group activities coordinator.



International Business Management

Oxford Brookes University

Aug 2012 - May 2015
  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree



Bristol Half Marathon

  • I ran the Bristol half marathon in aid of