I am a student currently attending University studying an undergraduate course in Creative and Cultural Industries. I am a hardworking, passionate, reliable individual with a proactive and productive mentality. I have gained many skills from various work experiences, volunteering opportunities and part time positions from the age of thirteen. I am very ambitious and determined young person applying what I have learnt to achieve my huge goals in the future.
The Shampan Foundation was set up by the Shampan Group in 2012 who uses to power of sport to support the disadvantaged children living in the rural areas of Sylhet and Moulvibazar in Bangladesh. This lifelong commitment to social change through sports and community development both in the UK and Internationally is helping young people from ages 5-21 on 8 different projects. In addition to the achievements we have also managed to build a primary school IT centre where the young people can learn essential life skills. Being a young ambassador for the charity has allowed me to fundraise for different projects through organizing events, talking at events hosted by the Shampan Group and opportunities to visit Bangladesh to help facilitate an international group.
I am currently a project marketing and social media assistant at Slenky. Slenky is a social media company providing young people aged 13-24 “shots” otherwise known as opportunities. I am currently the project-marketing assistant on a project in partnership with Sony called ‘Take Your Shot’ and a social media assistant for the Slenky social media websites. My main role is to manage the social media websites for Slenky such as YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Other roles include producing videos/content for social media with the partnership companies such as Sony, Sky and TechCityUK.
Since starting at The Perfume Shop the key skill I have learnt is excellent customer service. Working for the company has enabled me to interact with customers from when they enter the shop to leaving the shop with a purchased product. I have been able to give customers a full customer service experience. I have learnt how to deal with a range of different customers whilst also taking part in other tasks such as product knowledge, cash handling, and general admin and also cleaning and shelving products so it appeals to customers.
My main role at Dropout UK was working on social media, I have been learning how to use websites such as Twitter, YouTube and Instagram effectively in order to appeal to the target audience as well as building and expanding the number of people we reach. Working for Dropout UK, vital skills I have learnt is the importance of communicating with team members, working towards daily deadlines, researching about different music artists for when a feature are released to help use the social media websites to the best possible advantage. Another aspect I got to experience was helping at their weekly live music nights at the Park Plaza Hotel. This helped me gain my confidence in communicating with audience members and promoting the event in different ways on social media.
At my short time working at the British Music Experience inside the o2 arena, I have managed to gain front of house skills that allows me to provide a quality experience for those who visit the museum. In addition I have learnt basic box office training, developed my retail training in the museum shop and greeted and checked-in guests at the greeter position.
Having the unique opportunity to work with the UK’s leading youth broadcaster, I gained this opportunity through networking at various events I attend. I started out doing basic admin, various researching, such as sponsorship for new projects and having a strong involvement in the youth foundation they are starting. Other work that I have done with them is write film reviews, being a runner at various shoots and also helps facilitate at major events such as the Spirit Of London Awards 2012 held at the o2 arena.
During the same summer I was at SBTV, I was also doing work experience with Lyrix Organix a charitable music organization. I came on board during their summer tour alongside the mayor of London for the 2012 London Olympics. This gave me an insight on how a music tour was organized and the skills needed to organize such a massive project and managing a large team. I also took part in artist liaising, promotion and facilitated in sound check.
o Started volunteering at the age of thirteen doing basic admin for the annual youth festival and ushering at the event. o Following year I was in charge of organizing the performers, artist liaising and stage manager. o Alongside volunteering I was given the opportunity to apply for funding for my own project called ‘XVocalz’ a singing competition for the local community which I received a £4517 fund and the following year received £7000 where I project managed the whole project with a group of volunteers and the organization staff.
o Year 10 work experience at a performing arts company based in Westminster. o I completed basic admin at their offices also allowing me to support them at their weekend performing arts classes for young people. o Because of my excellent work at the company and commitments to other community projects, I was nominated alongside three other young people to represent Britain at the annual ‘International Arab Children Congress’ in Jordan. o I got to travel around Jordan, take part in workshops and had an amazing opportunity to perform in front of the Queen of Jordan and other royal family members.
GCSE English Language- Grade B GCSE English Literature- Grade B GCSE Maths- Grade B GCSE Statistics- Grade B GCSE Science- Grade B GCSE Additional Science- Grade B GCSE Citizenship- Grade B GCSE Music- Grade C GCSE French- Grade C GCSE Graphics- Grade B ALevel Media- Grade B ALevel Sociology- Grade C ALevel English Language- Grade