Robin Eddie has landed her dream job, after completing a Bachelor's Degree at TAFE NSW.
Originally from South Africa, when Robin’s mother fell in love with an Australian and the whole family moved Down Under, Robin wasn’t sure where she would be able to study or work.
She had been studying Economics in South Africa, but wanted to get into work quickly and had a passion for cooking so she decided to obtain a Certificate I in Commercial Cookery at TAFE NSW Loftus so she could gain employment in a restaurant.
While working, she discovered that TAFE NSW offers degrees and the pieces all fell into place. She signed up to the Bachelor of Commerce: Applied Financial Planning, which she completed in June 2019 and is now employed as a Client Service Coordinator at Sherlock Wealth.
Robin has chosen a trusted and stable profession, with research showing the number of people working as Financial Investment Advisers and Managers will remain consistent over the next 5 years.
“I am absolutely loving my new career; the skills I’ve learned at TAFE NSW have really enhanced my ability to perform my duties and I feel like I have found my dream job,” Robin Eddie said.
“I’ve become quite attached to my clients, they open up to me and I really want to do the best I can for them.”
Robin’s employer Jacqui Sherlock from Sherlock Wealth says Robin is a joy to have in the office whose positive attitude and extensive industry knowledge mean she’s an invaluable asset to the team.
“She brings with her up to date knowledge of what is being taught about the industry to students. She knows about best practice and as a result has just been appointed our compliance champion.
“We love having Robin in our team. She’s happy, hard-working, smart and reliable. She gets on well with the team and every client she meets. She’s a people person which is very important in our business because it’s all about people at the end of the day,” Jacqui said.
Robin’s teacher Sally Luxton said Robin was a standout student and was clearly destined for great things due to her positive attitude.
“Robin has a calming outlook on life despite the pressures of balancing work and study so always arrived with a smile. She adapted so quickly to our applied teaching methods so it was a natural progression for her to gain employment during her penultimate year,” Sally said.
Robin is grateful to have learnt from such experienced, industry-current teachers and directly benefited from their real-world experience.
“All of my TAFE NSW teachers had worked in the industry and had so much industry knowledge to share, one of my teachers just had this spark – you can tell that she’s lived it and knows exactly what it’s like – she could tell me first-hand what to do in real-life scenarios.”
With over 1200 courses including degrees, TAFE NSW can help you land your dream job. To find out what courses are on offer, visit www.tafensw.com.au or phone 131 601.
Media contact: Alice Dalley, TAFE NSW Media and Communications Business Partner, mobile 0402 528 210.