Patricia Sarah Dakin
My name is Patricia Sarah Dakin, I am 22 years old and I have lived in Thorne for 2 years.
I have many qualities to offer an employer, I am particularly competent in using my current skills, however I am a committed and flexible individual who is willing to learn and improve my abilities in the workplace. I am able to work well in a diverse team as I am adaptable but I can also work on my own and use initiative if I need to.
I have gained GCSE’s in core subjects such as English, Maths, and Science. I then went on to study at Doncaster College where I gained an NVQ Level 1 and NVQ Level 3 in Catering and Hospitality, I also gained an NVQ Level 1 in Customer Service. After college I participated on an AOPE training course which enabled me to improve me English and Maths skills as well as working on team building and communication abilities.
My previous work experience includes a year of volunteering as a catering assistant through a work placement from AOPE. My job responsibilities here were: preparing cold and hot food; serving customers beverages; taking orders; and cash handling. This volunteer work gave me the experience and confidence I needed to gain a full time job as a kitchen assistant where I was able to put my newly learnt team working skills to use. As the kitchen assistant I supported my other colleagues in their tasks in order to achieve the desired outcome. One of the vital responsibilities of this job was ensuring health and safety in the cleanliness of the kitchen because I was responsible for the residents. I am open and receptive to any opportunity. I am keen to learn and would happy to undertake any training.