EUROPEAN STUDIES APPLICATION FORM
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|Forename||Name by which you prefer to be known|
|Home Address||Term Address|
Whitstable, CT6 3AZ
Kendall KL1 2SL
|Date of Birth|
|Do you require a UK work permit?|
|St Mark's School, Whitstable||1996 - 2002||A
|University of Kent||2002 - 2006||B.A.(Hons)||European Studies
This course included a year of study abroad which I spent at the Université par d'Avignon and the Università degli studi di Siena
|Name of Employer||From:||To:||Job Title and Responsibilities|
|Casa Fiorini, Cattolica, Italy||May 2003||Sept 2003||Hotel porter
assisting guests, reception duties, general handyman
|McDonalds, Canterbury||Sept 2000||Dec 2002||Crew member
(part-time and vacation work)
serving customers, preparing food,
cleaning, training new staff
|11 May 1999||18 May 1999||Work
general office duties
|EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS|
|I play snooker regularly at
university and take part in the college snooker tournaments.
enjoy travelling and have visited many European countries, including regular
visits to relatives in Rome and Bologna. I have also visited the USA,
Canada and Tunisia. I keep fit by weight training and running and take regular skiing holidays.
I enjoy keeping up with European current affairs through visiting newspaper websites, visiting the cinema and socialising with friends.
|OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS EXPERIENCE|
|Fluent French and Italian; basic German.
Familiar with word processing packages and the Internet.
Full driving licence.
Food hygiene certificate.
|WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO APPLY TO OUR ORGANISATION?|
|I am attracted to your company because it is a large multinational organisation with a high reputation for the quality of its products as well as for its graduate training scheme. I feel that my love of travel and knowledge of languages make me suitable for a career with you.|
|DESCRIBE THE BENEFITS YOU HAVE GAINED FROM YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE|
|My work experience has given me a great deal of experience in working with people and working under pressure. In the hotel there were many guests of different nationalities and I was often the only member of staff on duty which meant dealing with all kinds of problems from replacing light bulbs to telephoning for a doctor. I was able to use my languages to deal with many different situations and had to take on a great deal of responsibility at different times.|
|WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE YOUR MAIN STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?|
|My main strength is my international
background and my knowledge of languages. I have lived and worked in three
different European countries and travelled in North America and North Africa.
I am interested in other countries, their people and culture, and take every
possible opportunity to increase my knowledge, which is why I have found
my degree course of great interest. This background means that I
am flexible and adaptable and would be happy to work anywhere in the world.
My weaknesses include lack of relevant experience at management level but I would expect your training scheme to compensate for this very quickly. I learn fast and can sometimes be impatient with others who are slower to pick things up, which can be another weakness. On balance, though, I believe that my strengths outweigh these weaknesses.
|Dr Jon Grier
Dept of European Studies
University of Westmoreland
Kendal KL1 2OS
|Signor Gianfranco Moretti
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