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Work Experience Summary: I trained as a junior secretary/copy typist and stayed at the firm for four years.
I then joined British Rail in Reading as an audio bureau typist. Twomore...Work Experience Summary: I trained as a junior secretary/copy typist and stayed at the firm for four years.
I then joined British Rail in Reading as an audio bureau typist. Two years later I was promoted to Assistant Audio Bureau Supervisor in Paddington.
I married and changed location and jobs.
I joined The Fire Brigade (as was) as a Fire Control Operator. Receiving and mobilising to fire calls, radio transmissions. Within six months I was promoted to Leading Fire Control Operator, deputy in charge of a watch of four persons.
Approximately eight months later I was promoted to Senior Fire Control Operator in charge of a watch of four persons. Responsible for all correct mobilisation to incidents and also correct radio transmissions. I was also responsible for all logging of incidents and maintaining Home Office statistics.
On a regular basis I carried out watch training for possible incidents.
Approximately six years later I was promoted to Fire Control Officer in a control in Scotland. Responsible for 16 personnel, their training and welfare, probationary examinations and interviews and also Home Office statistics.
My Father passed away suddenly, my Mother was taken ill and I had to reluctantly move back to Berkshire to care for her. I was unable to transfer back to the Fire Service as there were no ranks vacant.
I joined ICL in Reading where I first started as a clerk in one of the departments. I was known for my aptitutde for revamping filing systems and organisational skills.
I then transferred in to another department dealing with conferences. I put together the venues, invites etc., and then transposed the meetings on to a wide screen for the delegates to comment on and make changes if necessary. A hard copy was then given to the delegates to take away with them.
I then joined the Local Government Department where I was secretary/PA to the Manager of the department, responsible for hotel and travel bookings. Ensuring stationary was ordered. Responsible also for dealing with and answering the Manager's more mundane post.
I left work some three years later to have my Daughter.
I moved to Cumbria and when she was three, I joined the Crown Prosecution Service as a video transposer. This entailed typing word for word exactly what was said on certain tapes by certain people, ready to be given to Crown Court Judges, Prosecutors and Defenders etc. I am governed by the Official Secrets Act as to what I can and cannot talk about regarding this job. I was also Police checked for this position.
Five years later I moved back to Berkshire as my Sisters were missing us and our Mother was by this time extremely ill with Alzheimers.
I then worked at the Army Garrison as a clerk in the Apprentice College section, dealing with the intake and postings of some 1800 personnel per year. 13 months later I was promoted to Team Leader in charge of all aspects of this section and dealing with Commandants both in the UK and abroad. This position also entailed ensuring that all payrolls were correct for each apprentice.
This is another position in which I am unable to divulge more as again I am covered by the Official Secrets Act. Again I was Police checked by both the Military and Civilian Police forces.
My last position was with a Corporate Accounting Firm based in Wokingham.
I was Senior Audio Secretary to the five Senior Partners, responsible for the transposing of their tapes, also some copy typing. I also ensured that their filing was up to date.
Education Summary: I have to admit that when I left school, I did not leave with GCSE's etc. as I left at aged 15 and went straight in to my first position.
I did gain firsts in all my school leaving examinations. These were just normal end of year tests.
Since leaving school I have accrued the following qualifications :-
Pitmans touch typing course and examination pass.
Word processing diplomas stage 1 and 2.
Aptitude for quickly gaining knowledge of new skills and excelling.
Senior audio typist/secretary