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Harry Wilkinson 


  • 5 Meron Street, Southport Qld 4215
  • 0420941969


I am a experienced and qualified Bar Tender. I have worked in both England and New Zealand in many different establishments. I have had a variety of training in essential bar skills including, barista training and cocktail training. I have exceptional customer service skills and a knowledge of a wide variety of drinks.  

Key Strengths

Intercultural and interpersonal communication skills - Experience successfully guiding guests (1-50 guest tours) from a diverse spectrum of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. I have travelled widely and possess a TEFL qualification which helps me to relate to and communicate effectively with foreign visitors. I am friendly and approachable. 

Hospitality skills - Trained at Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa and Hobbiton Movie Set Tours on the art of serving guests F&B; extensive bar-tending experience. 

Time management and organisational skills - Remain calm under pressure despite last minute changes to activity schedules or other unexpected events, and contingency plan for effect to ensure positive customer experiences. I have a can-do attitude.

Adaptability - Adjust well to different workplace settings; enjoy and thrive on the work task variety and unusual hours. Able to work a 7 day roster. 

Self-starter - Work well independently or in a team setting to achieve desired outcomes. 

Work Status/Eligibility - Australian Skilled Work Visa. I am a UK citizen. 


Sep 2011Jun 2014

Bachelor of Science (Geography) - Second Class Honours Division I (2:1) 

Liverpool Hope University

I completed a double major in Geography and Tourism in my degree with a focus on eco-tourism, environmental and sustainability sciences. 

Jan 2015Mar 2015

Certificate II of Nature Guiding (South Africa)  

Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)

An intensive, live-in program at the five star Shamwari Game Reserve where I learned about South Africa's natural heritage and the art of nature guiding from experienced zoologist, nature guide and published author of Living with Leopards, Nils Kure. Subjects covered included ethology, botany, plant and animal identification, taxonomy, delivering professional guided nature experiences for guests, astronomy, weather and climate, geology, wine appreciation, and aspects of hospitality. 


  • International Drivers Licence
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate - 120 hour course
  • First Aid Training and Certificate (Valid 2015-2018) 
  • Basic and Advanced Rifle Handling 
  • 4x4 Licence and Certificate

Work History

Oct 2015Mar 2016

Tour Guide 

Hobbiton Move Set Tours, Matamata NZ

Leading tours of up to 50 people around the Hobbiton movie set, as well as bartending and hosting guests at The Green Dragon Inn.

Transferable skills 

  • Exceptional time management
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Reliability
  • Team work
May 2015Sep 2015


No. 4 Bar and Restaurant, Christchurch, NZ

Serving at one of the busiest bars in Christchurch around a 20 hour roster. 

Transferable skills 

  • Dependability
  • Time management
  • Technical skills
  • Customers service
  • Health and safety standards
Nov 2014Jan 2015

F&B Attendant

Piano Cafe, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

Responsibilities included maintaining customer relationships and serving food and drink. This was a very busy establishment where I would work shifts of 8-14 hours.

Transferable skills 

  • Dependability
  • Customer Service
  • Communication skills
  • Team Work
Aug 2010Aug 2014

Security Officer

Fairport/Cropready Festival, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Responsibilities included crowd and gate control working days of up to 18 hours.

Transferable skills 

  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Leadership
Oct 2013May 2014


Town Hall Bar and Restaurant, Liverpool, UK

Responsibilities included serving drinks from the behind the bars in a very popular venue.

Transferable skills

  • Handling difficult situations
  • Dependability
  • Team work

Extracurricular Achievements

2011 Duke of Edinburgh Award - Gold Level

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DOE) expeditions included backpacking, cycling, hiking, climbing, rafting and elephant trekking through Thailand for several weeks. The award was presented to me by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at St. James in October 2013.

Oct 2010 Football Association (FA) Coaching Level 1 Certificate

I was trained to professionally coach people on how to play football. I took charge of training sessions for men between the ages of 18 and 40. My responsibilities included organising training sessions in order to get the best out of the players and develop their abilities.

2010 Duke of Edinburgh Award - Silver Level

Desert trekking through Oman for four days. Activities included team building exercises, survival training, map reading, astronomy and study of botany of local plants.  

2009 Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze Level

Desert trekking through Dubai for two days. Activities included team building exercises, survival training and orientation skills.

2009- 2011 Prefect, Dubai British School

I held a Prefect position for two years. My responsibilities included setting standards for the younger students and attending teacher-prefect meetings to discuss potential improvements in school life.  


References available on request. 


Environmental processes - I am interested in biodiversity and geodiversity and the interactions between them, as well as abiotic and biotic elements of our world both on land and in aquatic environs. 

Travel - I have lived in many different countries including Dubai, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. I have also travelled through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, Dubai, Oman, Abu Dabi, New Zealand, and North America (States- Oregon, Washington, Montana).