James Briars

  • 50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, Victoria


I’m an energetic and highly-motivated graduate with excellent organisational and analytical skills looking to move into international business with a particular interest in sport. I have extensive experience of working with people from different backgrounds in international and domestic settings while my project management experience provides transferable skills that are well suited to a career in business. 

Work History

Work experience
Aug 2015 - Present

Gap Assistant

Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia

I am currently on a Gap Year in Australia working at Geelong Grammar School. I work in the History Department and have used my archaeological knowledge to help run an Archaeological project for Year 8 students. I have also worked in the careers department as well as helping out with PE Classes and running my own soccer team.  

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Residential Fellow

Wymondham College, Norfolk, United Kingdom

In this role I was a residential boarding assistant responsible for managing an Activities Week for over 1, 000 students on a limited budget. This task included sourcing activities and coordinating over 100 staff.  I also recorded and analysed student's academic performance data creating materials to track progress and identify weak areas. Additionally, I provided pastoral support for boarders at the school and ran weekly activities in the boarding house.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Summer Camp Counsellor and Lifeguard

Camp Wahnee, Connecticut, USA
Jun 2010 - Apr 2014

Swimming Instructor

Abbeycroft Leisure

Part-Time from September 2010-April 2011, Casual Employment from April 2011-April 2014

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Summer Camp Counsellor and Lifeguard

Camp Wahnee, Connecticut, USA
Sep 2007 - Sep 2011

Assistant Coach

West Suffolk Swimming Club

Voluntary Coaching Assistant 


Oct 2011 - Jul 2014

1st Class Honours in B.A Historical Archaeology

University of York
Sep 2009 - Aug 2011

A Levels

Thetford Grammar School

English Literature (A), PE (A), French (B), History (B)

Sep 2004 - Aug 2009


Thetford Grammar School

English: (A*), English Literature: (A), History: (A*), PE: (A), Maths: (A*), Biology: (A*), Physics: (A*), Chemistry: (A*), French: (A*), German (A)


Jun 2014 - Jun 2016

American Red Cross Lifeguard

American Red Cross
Sep 2013

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Sep 2011

Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Swimming ASA NVQ

University of York Futsal Club President

Passion for Sports

I have always maintained an enthusiasm for a range of sports. I have played futsal at the highest level in England as well as playing football for the University holding committee positions for both clubs. I am a keen swimmer and swam at the Eastern Regional Championships in the UK as well as attending an International Training Camp in Mallorca and competition in Dubai. I have continued to follow my interest in swimming through swimming teaching and have taught in the UK, USA and Australia.

I also enjoy  watching a number of other sports such as Cricket, Rugby Union and Basketball. 


Peter Craig - Head of Careers 

Geelong Grammar School, 50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, Victoria 3214

+61 3 52739265