Andrew aims high at Australia Post
Proud Indigenous man and former regional Victoria trainee, Andrew Gillam is busy building on his leadership skills in the hope to one day lead Australia Post as their Chief Executive Officer. Everyone has to start somewhere and with his determination and hard working attitude we think this dream is most definitely within reach for this young aspiring leader.
Andrew completed his AFL SportsReady School-Based traineeship in 2017 at the Australia Post shop in Albury while studying a Certificate II in Business. Upon graduating he gained a permanent part-time position.
“I have been working 36-40 hour shifts per week on a regular basis and even take on extra shifts when staff members are sick or are on leave.”
In his role Andrew deals with customers, helps to manage processes such as tax file numbers and passports and takes charge of stock take.
“I am constantly developing new skills, there is really so much to learn here.”
Dedicated, diligent and dependable are just some of the many words to describe Andrew and his work ethic. Passionate about his role, he is always looking to further his knowledge in the industry by completing extra courses and qualifications.
“In February I applied for a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management course through Australia Post’s Professional Development program and was successful in my application. I travel once a month to Sydney for a week to complete the course. I love learning and advancing my skills in my career. ”
In the short term, Andrew has his sights set on becoming a Senior Postal Services Officer. He is also keen on completing a Diploma in Leadership and Management next year to further develop his skills within Australia Post. At this year’s Victorian graduation ceremony Andrew was awarded the 2018 School-based Trainee of the Year Award and revealed his career ambitions during his acceptance speech.
“Several people at the Australia Post became aware of my desire to one day lead the company and now my new nickname around the office is CEO. I like the way it sounds,” Andrew said with a smile.
To find out more about the diverse range of rewarding careers available through vocational education and training, and watch the real skills for real careers video, visit www.myskills.gov.au
DATE: 9th of October
AUTHOR: Marissa Pagliarello
IMAGE: Andrew Gillam