Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

       Name: Heather Trend
       DOB: 1985, 27 years old
       Address: Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow
       Telephone: On request

Personal Statement

I'm a friendly and welcoming student currently studying English Literature at the University of Glasgow, and seeking part time employment during my studies. I have experience in several different customer service environments, including retail. I am a responsible and motivated person, who has a thirst for knowledge and adapts well to different situations. I have also previously held a job while completing a degree, and therefore I am confident that I can successfully manage my work commitments, studies and personal projects.

Many of my personal projects involve the creation and maintaining of websites, many serving as social communities. Through these I have further developed skills acquired during previous work experience, such as communication skills, providing support for visitors and overseeing a team of staff members. One of these projects, an online community for writers, is celebrating it's tenth year this summer. I consider myself to be an organised, experienced, and polite addition to any team. I'm able to think outside the box, and able to provide customers with the help they need in an enthusiastic and polite manner.


Preferably I am seeking a permanent position of 8-16 hours per week, although temporary positions are also of interest to me. I am available throughout the summer except for the dates below. In September I will be starting classes for my third year of University but would like to continue working during term time if possible. I am also available daily for tutoring, proof reading, writing and other online assignments.


13th July to 20th July − Prebooked Holiday


1997 − 2002 − St John Rigby RC College
2002 − 2004 − Hayes School Sixth Form College
2004 − 2007 − University of Leeds
2011 − Present − University of Glasgow

Academic Qualifications


Date Subject Exam Board Grade
08/2002 Art A
08/2002 Religious Education Table Cell A
08/2002 English Table Cell A
08/2002 English Literature Table Cell A
08/2002 French Table Cell B
08/2002 Double Award Science Table Cell BB
08/2002 Mathematics Table Cell C
08/2002 Geography Table Cell C
08/2002 Deisgn and Technology Table Cell D


Date Subject Exam Board Grade
06/2004 English Literature and Language C
06/204 Sociology Table Cell C
06/2004 Philosophy and Ethics Table Cell C
06/2004 Fine Art Table Cell C

Undergraduate Degree

Date Subject Institution Grade
06/2007 History of Art (BA Hons) University of Leeds 2.1

Currently Studying

English Literature Undergraduate Degree at the University of Glasgow

Employment History

November 2010 − June 2011:

Bookkeeper at Nursery Times by the River

Key Duties − My main responsibilities were keeping the books up to date using SAGE, adding the monthly ingoing and outgoings, writing letters as dictated to by the Management team, discussing any queries or problems with accounts with customers, corresponding with other staff members, paying invoices, filing, photo−copying, laminating and other general office tasks.

August 2007 − March 2010:

Office Administrator at P R Commercial (London) Ltd.

Key Duties − I was responsible for maintaining the customer database and accounts in the program SAGE. My other duties at this employment included completing monthly worksheets and the end of year evaluation for PAYE, and corresponding with customers via the telephone and e−mail. I was also responsible for writing letters, forwarding messages, photo−copying and laminating.

July 2005 − October 2006:

Sales Assistant at Stationery Box, Leeds

Key Duties − Used the cash register to complete purchases and look up products for customers, liaised with other branches to find products in stock for customers, replenished shelves with stock and added new stock when available, produced point of sales posters and new or missing price tickets, used the photocopier, fax machine and laminator to complete customer requests, organised the stock room, worked during peak times such as 'Back to school' promotions and 'Christmas', helped conduct a stock take, kept the store clean and tidy.

December 2004:

Christmas Temp at Peter Jones China, Leeds

Key Duties − Aided customers' search for specific products, used the cash register to complete purchases and look up products for customers, answered questions regarding products and services available.


Contact information for references from previous employeers are available upon request. They are not listed here due to security reasons.

Online testimonials and character references are available here.

Other Skills

Hobbies and Interests

Designing and maintaining websites, reading, art, creative writing, graphic design, computer games, photography, animals and music.