Work History

Work History

Head of 6th

Mr. John Rae
Head of 6th form, English Teacher and 1st XI Coach Rhanbuoy Park Holywood, BT18 0DU (m) 07985922256

Deputy Head Boy

Campbell College New Forge Lane
Deputy Head Boy. This role enhanced my leadership, teamwork and communication skills as I liaised with peers and senior staff. I recruited readers for assembly, delivered speeches at open days, undertook pastoral duties and ran the committee for organising the school formal. Additionally I was a Peer Mentor, Prefect and Head of House, performing caring responsibilities for others. I earned gold House colours for competing in forty House events as well as Major colours for hockey.
Jul 2011 - Present

Camp Leader

Castlerock CSSM

For the past four years I have led a two-week Children's camp, I have led the Technology, Video and Sound sub team. This has provided me experience in public speaking and emphasises that I am a people person, willing to help others in my spare time. 

Oct 2011 - Present

Owner of Events Company

Polar Bear Promotions ltd:

Along with a friend I created an events company, through which we have facilitated charity fundraising events and communicated with various businesses and groups seeking their support, we exceeded our target of £1,200 earning £1,800 through a single event.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Malawi Tourism Promotion


In June of this year I planned, organized and undertook an independent trip to Malawi, where through cooperating with the tourism board I worked with a range of companies to make promotional videos for online distribution to encourage more tourism within Malawi. Worked for over eight organizations, all of which I contacted and followed up myself. This trip has taught me invaluable lessons about development, the power of face-to-face interaction and how rewarding it can be to put oneself out there and put a dream into practice. Some example videos:,,

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013

Development Volunteer

WEC International

I travelled to South Africa with the organisation WEC International. With a team from all over the UK and Europe, we worked in the Ga-Rankua Township. We visited local crèches and schools, in which we led school assemblies, and taught in the classroom. We also worked among the local community and implemented after school feeding clubs. Despite being the youngest member on the team, I was accredited great responsibility to drive and organize our children's programme. My ability to take initiative, lead others and stretch the boundaries of my preconceived comfort zone were greatly enriched.

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013

Retail Assistant


In the summer I worked for two months as a Retail Assistant in Exorna SPAR, owned by the Henderson Group. Here I developed important people and sale skills. I was given responsibility over locking the store and I got to work on the tills and on the floor undertaking a variety of tasks.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

English Teacher in Hungary

Bodrog Somogy

I joined a group from Belfast to teach english in the rural town of Bodrog in Hungary. I taught the young adults and carried out a range of tasks including planning and preparing lessons. This was very rewarding, as visible improvements at the end could be seen and it highlighted my ability to cope under pressure in a new environment, in an educational setting. 

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Volunteer in Kenya (3 weeks)


In the summer of 2010 I was selected to travel to Kenya, with the charity Jengana. We implemented manual labour, taking part in various building projects in the rural and urban areas of Nairobi and beyond. We worked in Kibera slum and undertook childrens work in schools and orphanages. This trip this opened my mind to the world of inequality and changed attitude towards work, encouraging me to commit more to my work as I realised how privileged I am.

Apr 2010 - Apr 2010

PSNI Shadow

Police Service Northern Ireland

I had a weeks work experience with the Police Service Northern Ireland, where I participated in various crime scene investigations and observed the internals of the working force


Sep 2012 - Jun 2016


University of St Andrews

Predicted 2.1.  Other Modules in Social Anthropology, Divinity, and Sustainable Development

In first year International Relations I scored in the top 10% of the year.

Second Year for International Relations and Sustainable Development I averaged at: 15.3 out of 20, which is equivalent to a high 2.1.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Study Abroad

The College of William & Mary

After an application and interview process I was awarded a place to study at the College for one semester. This has broadened my horizons and enabled me to experience american university life and culture.
Classes in: International Security, International Political Economy, International Law, Politics of Developing Countries and Migration in a Global Context

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012

GCSEs and A Levels

Campbell College Belfast

2012                                  A Levels: Politics (A), Religious Studies (A), History (B)

2011                                AS Levels: Religious Studies (A), Politics (B), History (B), Biology (C)

2010                                  GCSEs: 2 x A* (English Language, Religious Studies), 4 x A (Chemistry, English               Literature, History, Physical Education), 3 x B (Biology, Spanish, Technology), 1 x C (Maths)




Along with Studying abroad and various trips to Africa I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Europe in 2012 I organised and planned24-day Interrail trip.

IT and Videography

Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X. I often operate the presentation system for my home church and I am a keen videographer. I have a strong Twitter and YouTube presence, which in the age of multimedia is of ever increasing value and worth.

People Skills

Passionate about people and lead youth club at church, and helped in a football leadership course run for unemployed people in my local area, demonstrating the ability to communicate with various people groups. In the summer of 2014 I was asked to speak at a teenage boys camp, which entailed me delivering four 15-minute talks.


Good spoken and written Spanish. Demonstrates ability to learn languages.

Politics and Leadership

My degree advocates my and interest in Global politics, I was selected for a Northern Irish Youth Parliament Forum with the Minister of Education in 2011. Additionally I was Corporal in the Combined Cadet Force and selected for a leadership course run by Common Purpose.


Apr 2014 - Present

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh
Apr 2014 - Present

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016

Bronze Medallion Lifesaving

Royal Life Saving Society

First XI Field Hockey

I play hockey for the 1st XI in University and played at school as well as Cambellians hockey club. The year- round training regime of university and club hockey instils positive attitudes, desire to succeed and endurance to fulfil one's fullest potential. This commitment has helped me foster a scheduled timetable so that I make the most of my time regarding work, highlighting that I am an organised and hardworking individual. Within St Andrews hockey club I have obtained the role of health and safety officer, showing I am trustworthy and responsible, while I was awarded 1ST XI ‘Most Improved’ player in 2013-14, emphasising that I am constantly willing to improve and do better than before.