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William Thomas
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Personal Statement

My primary objective is to develop and utilise my skills and knowledge to establish a career in the banking and financial services industry. My aim is to apply my experience in customer service and background study in business and finance to further myself within the corporate environment and continue to develop skills and traits to take advantage of opportunities and take initiative to accelerate my progress. My long term career objective lies in the superannuation and finance industry as it is a passion of mine and I couldn\u2019t see myself doing anything else. I love learning new things and being able to improve my current skills.

Biography

Work Rights:
  • Australian Citizen

Education

  • Western Sydney University - Bachelor in Banking and finance
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Banking and finance
    Degree Level:
    Bachelor

Employment

  • Company Name:
    Work Experience at AUSCOAL Superannuation
    Start - End Dates:
    Description:

    During this week of work experience I spent three days with the Financial Advisory team in Warners Bay where I saw how all facets of the business is run from contributions and benefits to sitting in on advisory meetings with clients. The final two days of the week I spent with the Investments team in Sydney where I sat in on a meeting with a perspective fund, visited the custodians and external asset consultant to experience how they fit in with AUSCOAL\u2019s overall management and structure. I also read through various tenders, reports and frameworks related to AUSCOAL. Overall I gained an insight into how a Superannuation fund is run and managed. This eye opening week cemented my view to work in the Superannuation and Financial Industry.

  • Company Name:
    Sound and Vision at Kmart
    Start - End Dates:
    Description:

    Responsibilities:\r\n\u2022\tCustomer service\r\n\u2022\tSales \r\n\u2022\tRegister work and cash handling duties\r\n\u2022\tStock replenishment \r\n\u2022\tKeeping the section clean and presentable\r\n\u2022\tStocktake\r\n\u2022\tWorking as part of a team \u2013 helping other team members when necessary\r\nAchievements:\r\n\u2022\tOutstanding customer service.\r\n\u2022\tWell liked and respected member of the team.\r\n\u2022\tTrained new team members.\r\n\u2022\tCommunicated effectively with management on tasks and discussed any issues that may have occurred.\r\n

Interest & Hobbies

  • Finance & Economics

    I read the Sydney Morning Herald, in particular the Business Day section and read articles on Yahoo7 Finance every day.

  • Reading Books

    I absolutely love reading books, most notably fantasy books but also non-fiction to do with true crime and historical novels about war.

  • Travel

    I have travelled to 35 countries over the past two years, including 8.5 months of travel between January and October of this year. I have learned so much about the world on these occasions and I consider the experiences that I have had with other people, countries and cultures to be invaluable.

  • Cooking

    I enjoy cooking various cuisines from all over the world \u2013 Asian in particular. I maintain a herb and vegetable patch at home.

  • Sports

    I am interested in a variety of sports, in particular - Australian Rules Football, Rugby League and going to the gym.

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