Alice Kidd

27 Richmond Avenue
Hyde Park
Mob: 07969747869


I am currently studying Journalism at Leeds Metropolitan University. My
previous jobs have given me experience in providing excellent customer service
whilst keeping organised in busy environments. I am keen to expand my skills
and knowledge and I am looking for employment opportunities that will further
me in my chosen career as a Journalist. After having an article published in the
Derby Telegraph, making a niche magazine and completing numerous features,
news stories and profiles at University, I really have a taste for Journalism and
believe that I could greatly progress in this field


Effective Communication; through my previous experience, I have developed
strong interpersonal skills and I am able to deal with customer queries efficiently
and confidently. I believe that being friendly is essential in the world of
journalism as this is how you build your contact base. When working at the
Derby Telegraph I ensure that I was well mannered and polite so that I would
meet reliable contacts and receive a good reference.

Organisation; Combining part time work and my degree requires excellent
organisation skills. I have learnt to manage my time and work by keeping to do
lists with dates and deadlines on.

Team Working and Leadership; Group work has been a key element in both
my education and previous employment. I am able to work closely with others
and follow orders, as well as delegate jobs and take charge when needed. When
making a magazine at University, as a group we were able to create a product
that I am extremely proud of. Individually I ensured that everything was being
done on time and in the correct manner. Giving and receiving constructive
criticism was a large part of the group work and it ensured that we had the best
possible outcome.

WORK HISTORY – Journalism

Work Experience
Oct 2012 – Oct 2012 Derby Telegraph Derby
My work experience was an essential part of my learning as it enabled me to
develop more of an insight as to what it would be like to become a Journalist. I
spent a week at the Derby Telegraph, in this time I followed reporters to both
council and court meetings. At the end of the week I was asked to write an article
covering a competition winner, the article then went on to be published in the
Derby Telegraph.

Work Experience – Customer Service

Sales Assistant
Dec 2012 – Dec 2012 Clothes Show Live 2012 Birmingham
 Assisting the customers in the selection and purchase of items
 Managing the tills, taking money off customers and handing out receipts
 Keeping merchandise orderly and neat
 Keeping the shop floor clean and tidy at all times
 Restocking the sales area

Bar Assistant
Dec 2011 – August 2012 The Dragon Derby
I was able to demonstrate my ability to work well within a team as well as being
confident working independently. The most crucial part of my role was ensuring
that the customers were happy with the service, which further developed by
ability to communicate at different levels.
 Providing alcohol and managing the customers.
 Gathering the correct amount of money from customers.
 Providing excellent customer service.

Hairdresser’s assistant
Feb 20111 – Aug 2011 Fem-Male Hairdressing Derby
In this role I acquired the ability to establish and maintain friendly and
cooperative relations with customers. I was able to extend both my verbal and
written communication skills whilst learning to manage and prioritise my time
 Ensured that a high standard of service was kept throughout the salon.
 Maintained salon appearance and cleanliness
 Explained product services and treatments


Leeds Metropolitan University
Sep 2012 – Present BAH Journalism
Short Hand Magazine Project Advanced Journalism Media Law
Online Journalism and Design Celebrity and the Media Public Relations

John Port School - Sixth Form Sep 2010 – July 2012
A Level’s; English B Psychology B History B

John Port School Sep 2004 – May 2012
GCSE’s; English Literature: A English Language: B Math’s: B
Science B History: B French: B Graphics: C Business: C


The Dragon
11 The Green, Willington
DE65 6DP, Derby
01283 704795

Derby Telegraph
Northcliffe House
Meadow Road
DE1 2BH, Derby
01332 291111