Q & A with Ashleigh Provest

Ashleigh Provest has been with The George Institute for Global Heath for a year as our Business Administration Trainee. Her role is to ensure that our researchers and employees are working in a well organised environment. She has undertaken a Certificate III in Business Administration, which has given her the skills to help the George Institute run smoothly. The recruitment company that placed Ashleigh at The George Institute will be submitting a nomination for her for NSW Trainee of the Year.

My role at The George Institute/George Clinical is…

Administration Assistant.

What is your job and what does it involve?

I work in a variety of different areas. I work on Reception on Mondays and Tuesdays. Then on Wednesdays I work with our Respiratory division providing administration support for TASCS. On Thursdays I provide administration support for IT and on Fridays I provide administration support for the Executive Directors office.

How long have you been working at The George Institute/George Clinical?

I have been working at The George Institute for one year.

What are examples of other work/projects you been involved with at The George Institute OR recent highlights/successes?  

Completing my business administration traineeship with The George Institute was a real success; another success would have to be being involved in organising World Health Day 2014. However my biggest highlight at The George Institute would be working in the Executive Directors office for the Executive Assistant  I have gained plenty knowledge from working in that role.

Are you currently studying and if so what?

I just completed my Certificate Three in Business Administration.

What is your professional background?

I finished year twelve in 2012 and I then completed a business administration traineeship working with Leanne Clifford and Vlado Perkovic in the Executive Directors Office, this was fantastic as I learnt many new skills off Leanne.

Why do you enjoy working at The George Institute/George Clinical?

Because it’s great to know that the research that is being undertaken is making a difference to many lives.  

To explain to people what I do I say… I work at a health research institute as an Administration Assistant. I work with many different people in the organisation and my work helps others to achieve a higher level of health research.

A saying I live by is… Believe you can and you're halfway there.

One day I hope to… Travel the world and visit new places.

My first job was…. When I was still in high school working part time at a fast food store. I was serving customers and training new staff members.