George Tomsett

Student of the University of Edinburgh

Level
Junior
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About me

I pride myself on my breadth of passions and interests. As a successful poet, running a poetry website which has scored over 25,000 views in just over a year, as well as my work seeing lucrative self-publication, I constantly seek new experiences, striving to be proactive and effective in any given role. As a near-fluent Spanish speaker, I am able to adapt to many environments, English-speaking or not, and similarly my commitment to the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain over the past three years has allowed me to understand the value of empathy in working environments. I remain confident in myself as a personable, kind and passionate individual and I would love the opportunity to grow and learn in a variety of different working situations.

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Skills

  • Spanish
  • Foreign Languages
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Writing
  • Web Design
  • Art Journalism

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The Cogency

    The Cogency

    • Arts and Culture
  • 14-18 NOW

    14-18 NOW

    • Arts and Culture
  • Barnardo's

    Barnardo's

    • Charity
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    DogBuddy

    Work history

    Currently

    Dog Walker

    DogBuddy

    Aug 2018
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working as a freelance dog walker for various dogs during my time at university has been helpful in my management of both time and also responsibility, as the nature of the job means you have to be vigilant and aware of the local vets in case of an emergency.

    Currently

    Jan 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working with Brightsparks has been extremely rewarding, allowing me to wait at events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and football matches at Wembley Stadium.

    Currently

    Work Experience

    Stewarts Law LLP

    Jun 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Working at Stewart's Law gave me an invaluable and holistic insight into the inner workings and administration of an office, as well as igniting my interest in law.

    2018

    Cafe Assistant

    The Pear Tree Cafe

    May 2018 - Jun 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • The cafe was consistently very busy due to its prime location, particularly during the weekend, and so I adapted to maintaining good customer service whilst being efficient and productive in the workplace.

    2017

    Journalist

    ArtsAward.org

    Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Before my A2 exams, I wrote for the Arts Award Voice magazine, working freelance to write about and report on cultural events in my town.

    2016

    May 2016 - Jun 2016
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I took part in the Brighton Fringe Festival, as a main role in a play which discussed autism and the families of severely disabled individuals. The play raised significant funds for the National Autistic Society.

    2017

    Shop Assistant

    Barnardo's

    Oct 2015 - Apr 2017
    • Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • I volunteered twice weekly at a Barnado's charity shop, which allowed me to gain customer service skills, as well as a broader understanding of the ways in which businesses market and reinvent themselves.

    Education

    2017

    A Levels: English Literature (A*), Drama and Theatre Studies (B), Philosophy and Ethics (A*).

    Eastbourne college

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
    • Eastbourne BN21 4HJ, UK
    • A-Levels

    2017

    Spanish (A), Drama (A), Philosophy (A).

    Eastbourne college

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
    • Eastbourne BN21 4HJ, UK
    • AS-Levels

    2017

    10 GCSEs, all A*/A, including English (A*A*) and Maths (A).

    Eastbourne college

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
    • Eastbourne BN21 4HJ, UK
    • GCSE

    Awards

    2018

    The John Byrne Award - Shortlist

    The John Byrne Award

    • The John Byrne Award is a competition open to 16- 30 year olds in Scotland that supports the creative expression of values. My submission, a short poetry anthology, was shortlisted for the award and displayed among the work of other nominees at a large-scale event in central Edinburgh.

    2017

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Gold)

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    • The gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award involved 18 months of charity work, in which I worked weekly with Barnado's, as well as the undertaking of two expeditions totally over eleven days in total, during which time I learned valuable skills in determination and mental strength in a challenging environment.

    2017

    Arts Award (Gold)

    Arts Award

    • The Arts Award (Gold) entailed taking on new skills in various art forms and presenting my efforts publicly. I had to fully organise a large-scale event to raise money for charity, which gave me invaluable management skills and developed my creativity, teamwork and planning. This award was the equivalent to half an A-level, given the sheer amount of work and determination it required.

    2017

    Literature Prize

    Eastbourne college

    • I came first in this prize after submitting a three act play I had written in response to the novels of Evelyn Waugh. The prize was very competitive and was awarded to me by one of my school's most famous alumnus.