Tobi Kola-Sodipo

Tobi Kola-Sodipo

Essential Banker at Barclays
Lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom
over 6 months ago

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Self driven and motivated individual with an in depth knowledge of the international hospitality and tourism industry, aiming to gain more experience and managerial skills.

Experience

  • Essential Banker

    Barclays - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    Other
    May 2018 - Now · 7 months

    Offering professional, caring, consistent, and outstanding levels of customer service. Building trust by engaging in conversations and active listening to customers to be able to anticipate and meet the servicing needs of all customers. Performing to exceed customer expectations and dealing with customer requests at the first point of contact, only handing off where this adds value in the eyes of the customer. Providing exceptional customer experiences for everyday queries and complaint handling by taking responsibility and using all resources to proactively intercept and address customer issues efficiently and effectively. Developing financial analytical skills, cash handling and the use of counter tills service.

  • Catering Assistant

    Platinum Recruitment Consultancy (The Hospitality Specialists) - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

    Other
    July 2017 - May 2018 · 11 months

    Looking after and executing great customer service to VIP boxes guests at AFC Bournemouth, Vitality stadium. Developing bartender skills at Pubs and bars in Dorset with the ability to deliver high quality service in intense situations like festivals despite the setbacks. Successfully completed five days bar work at Goodwood Festivals with ten co-workers with positive feedback and was called back for the next festival. Catering assistant at Cheltenham festivals, increasing clients by over 25% and revenue rapidly for Platinum Agency.

  • Intern

    Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel - Lagos, Nigeria

    F&B service
    October 2016 - December 2016 · 3 months

    • Developed waitress skills at restaurant in hotel, laying tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner, building communication and customer service skills. • Documented in house and walk in guest with restaurant hostess before and after breakfast acquiring administration and organizational skills.

  • Intern

    Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel - Lagos, Nigeria

    Front Office reception
    October 2016 - December 2016 · 3 months

    • Receiving guest at reception in a warm and gentle manner, being a first point of contact with guests. • Selected to plan and execute welcome letters every morning, for returning and new guests. • Assigned with multi-line switchboard duties by connecting customers, in house guest and hotel staff to other department or their desired telephone line.

Education

  • MSc. International Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Bournemouth University - Tourism and Hospitality Management - England, United Kingdom

    January 2017 - Now

    Course: Issues in International Hospitality and Tourism Managemengt

  • BSc. Tourism and Events Management

    Afe Babalola University - Lagos, Nigeria

    September 2013 - October 2016

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Spanish
    Notions
    20%

Skills

  • A team player
  • Details attention
  • Fine dining waitress
  • Front office reception
  • Good customer service
  • reslience
  • Well-organized
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