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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.