I am a friendly hard working person who is prepared to take the initiative in any situation and work hard in any environment. Although I have experience in the building industry and viticulture industry, I love to learn, and am always up to a challenge whatever the situation. I get along well with others and I am seeking a position where I can develop and succeed while giving my best to an employer.
I took part in the Charlton Chase Challenge in 2015. This is where teams of four people aged 15 to 21 undertake to complete a course through the Charlton Forest in the South of England, requiring navigational skills and team work. It is a night navigation exercise run annually at the end of January by the County Youth and Community Service. It is an elite event over open country with the very real possibility of bad weather. Competitors need to be physically fit, able to navigate at night, have a basic knowledge of first aid, hill walking and be able to look after themselves in adverse conditions.
In 2014 I started out to achieve my Bronze Duke of Edinburg Award. For the volunteering section I helped out in St. Saviours church creche where I learnt how to interact with young children from 1 – 3 years old keeping their safety in mind at all times. I loved working with the children and look forward to working with them again in the future. For the physical aspect I studied Judo up to grade 4 – yellow belt. For the skills section I learnt to play the drums which I really loved and still continue to play regularly. My Bronze award has yet to be signed off.
Over a period of ten days I have sailed on a non-stop voyage of 1,600 miles from Portsmouth (Haslar Marina) to Valencia (Marina Real Juan Carlos) with a friend of mine, his father and his uncle on his Hanse 575 sailing yacht, which is a German made cruising boat of 57 foot long. The journey involved shift work that comprised of the four of us rotating the times at which we were on watch, looking out for other ships and obstacles. The four people involved in this system meant that I had three hours on watch and five hours off in the night, and three hours on watch and six off in the day. While on my night shifts, I learnt to navigate through container ships, fishing boats and fishing pots safely to ensure we did not entangle with them. The trip enabled me to further develop my skills in cooking, sail trimming and navigational work with charts and living in close proximity to other.
Over the period of October 31st 2018 to April 10th 2019 I lived and worked in Banff, Alberta, Canada as a part time ski instructor at Mount Norquay and as a part time sales associate in Banff Soul Ski and Bike in town. While here I achieved to CASI Level 1 certification and a Wilderness First Aid 50 hour certification. Working as an instructor taught me to adapt to new challenges in an array of different situations and how to communicate in an easily understandable way. Working in the ski shop helped me to develop my teamwork skills and again my communication skills in having to communicate effectively with customers. This period also taught me independence of living on my own and being self-sufficient in living with friends of a similar age group.
My hobbies are snow skiing which is really a passion and I have done so since I was three years old, wake boarding, sailing both dinghies and larger yachts at any opportunity, climbing both indoor and outdoor in the mountains whenever I get the opportunity. I enjoyed playing rugby and cricket at school but haven’t found the opportunity to continue this since leaving school, but still follow the English teams avidly. I also enjoy cycling from time to time, in fact I enjoy anything to do with the outside!
English Language Grade B
English Literature Grade C
History Grade A
Spanish Grade B
Physical Education Grade D
Design and Technology Grade B
Mathematics Grade Grade C
AQA Level 1/2 Certificate Double award Science Grade BC
History Grade D
English Literature Grade D
General Laboring Work.
Teaching beginners to from bunny slope to blue runs.
Ranging from selling jackets and goggles to fitting ski boots and boot technician.
General laboring work along with the ordering of materials and the program of work on a day to day basis.
The daily running of building sites, ordering and the sorting of logistics of materials, meeting clients to ensure everything is to their satisfaction.
General viticultural and maintenance work in the vineyard to more complex tasks such as spraying and general tractor driving (achieving PA1, PA2 and PA3 spraying certificates).