Recognition for Olivia at NSW Regional Training Awards
- Published on Tuesday 11 October, 2016
- 2 min. read
We are proud to congratulate MEGT trainee Olivia Spooner who was recently nominated for the Trainee of the Year Award (Financial Services) at the NSW Regional Training Awards, Hunter Region. Although Olivia did not take out top honours at the recent awards, to be nominated as a finalist in the prestigious annual awards is a huge achievement and well worth celebrating!
Olivia was employed as a trainee by MEGT in 2014 and placed with Host Employer ANZ. After completing a Certificate III in Financial Services through MEGT Institute in September 2015, Olivia was offered a permanent role as a personal banker with ANZ.
Having a passion for helping others and wanting to build a solid foundation for her career is what drove Olivia towards the banking and finance industry, and she believes her traineeship has already helped her to achieve many of her career goals.
“I love that every day is a new challenge and there is always something to learn, I love how rewarded I feel when I help my customers achieve their financial goals and I love working with my team and helping my team achieve their targets and goals. Not many people my age can say that they wake up every morning happy to go to work and get to work with such a good team,” said Olivia.
Speaking about the opportunities that have arisen since completing her traineeship, Olivia says she has already been able to complete ANZ professional development courses and has received several accreditations. She is currently working towards her next goal of becoming a Senior Personal Banker, and is striving to become a Branch Manager in the next few years.
When asked what her advice would be to anyone thinking about joining the banking industry or undertaking a traineeship, Olivia’s answer was simple – just do it:
“My advice would be to just do it, go for it! Everything else will work itself out. You get so much support when completing your traineeship from MEGT and the traineeship helped me to grow up and be more confident in my work and myself. There are so many opportunities in the banking industry and the traineeships that MEGT provide will help you to work your way up to those opportunities,” she said.
Manager of ANZ Kotara, Rhea Goldsmith, is passionate about providing training and employment opportunities to young locals just like Olivia:
“It’s great to be able to educate young people who are starting their careers and keen to learn. Olivia has been such an asset to our team and a great example of this – she proves that if you apply yourself and work hard you can get anywhere and be very successful!”
MEGT is very proud of Olivia for her achievements so far and for being nominated as a finalist at this year’s Regional Training Awards. Well done Olivia!