Fantastic deals at Lexis! Student Uni Travel and Lexis Perth have organised another exclusive trip and it’s really awesome! We are going to Jurien Bay! Come to our desk on the 1st Floor for all your travel needs! 🙂
It was wonderful having you here, Norie! Not only were you a great Cambridge student, but you were also an amazing addition to the Lexis staff when you spent weeks behind the scenes learning the ropes of admin.
We miss you heaps!! 🙂
Norie comes from Shizuoka in the middle of Japan and has been living and studying in Perth for 5 months. Norie also spent 5 months studying at Lexis in Brisbane and she is about to leave Perth to return to Japan.
When did you start studying at Lexis?
I started studying at Lexis at the end of March, in Brisbane and then decided to move to Perth for the remaining 5 months. I decided to move because I wanted to see the west coast and my friends convinced me that I shouldn’t only stay in one place if I was here for such a long time.
What did you study at Lexis Brisbane?
I took the general English course and I started at intermediate then moved to upper intermediate before moving to Perth. In Japan I am a university student majoring in International studies so I had studied English before moving to Australia.
What did you study at Lexis Perth?
When I arrived in Perth I had finished upper intermediate and studied IELTS for one week. I then moved into the FCE class. I preferred studying Cambridge because in General English there is a test every week so I only had to remember that week’s work but in FCE it was much more challenging because I had to remember and learn a lot more for the tests.
What was the best thing about Lexis?
The best thing about Lexis was the Cambridge course because it’s very useful and after 12 weeks my class mates where all good friends.
What has been the best thing about your trip to Australia?
I like Melbourne because there are a lot of cafes, shops and restaurants. I went there before coming to Perth. If Lexis had a school in Melbourne I would have liked to study there but I think if I studied in Melbourne I would have gone out and not studied hard so maybe it’s a good thing there isn’t a Lexis there!!
Do you still keep in contact with anybody you met at Lexis?
Yes, I keep in contact with a couple of Japanese students who I hope to meet again in Japan. I also keep in contact with an Italian friend I met in Brisbane who also studied FCE so gave me lots of advice during the course.
You have been doing an intern at Lexis for 5 weeks, what have you enjoyed most about it?
My agent arranged for me to do an intern at Lexis Perth after I finished my course. I wanted to do an intern because after I go back to Japan I need to get a job and I want to be able to talk about the internship during job interviews. The most difficult thing about working at Lexis is taking phone calls and speaking in English over the phone. The students also ask a lot of difficult questions. I have really enjoyed working with everyone at Lexis, they have always been kind and helpful to me.
What advice would you give to students coming to study in Perth?
You should stay at a homestay and communicate with other nationalities because in language school we don’t have time to communicate with Aussies so it’s good for improving your English. I can understand their culture better because I lived in a homestay. However it is also important if you feel depressed to talk to students from your country to help make you feel better. It is important to speak in English but sometimes it is necessary to be able to speak in Japanese. My homestay family in Perth still contact me and invite me round for dinner. It’s a nice feeling to know I have an Australian family.
What are your plans when you leave Perth?
I am going to travel to Brisbane and Cairns before going back to Japan. When I get back to Japan I have one year left at university and then when I finish I need to look for a job. I hope my intern at Lexis will help my job hunting. I hope my English has improved a lot in Australia and I think this will also help me find a job.
Thanks Norie for taking your time to complete this interview.
We wish you all the best in your next adventure!
* Hand car wash and detailing business located close to CBD is looking for casual/ part time employees
* Only dedicated, punctual and hard working people should apply
For more information, click here.
We are looking for two new casuals to join our business. Your responsibilities will include:
* Cloth cutting and bagging (bear in mind bags can be up to 25kg);
* Assisting with repacking of industrial lubricants (manual jobs such as drum scraping);
* General labour hand jobs around our warehouse;
No experience is required, however, we are looking for someone with a good attitude, who is not afraid of hard work.
Hours: 15 – 25 hours a week – for further information go here.
The Tea Hut is an exciting new online business selling and delivering organic loose leaf teas to customers around Australia. We require a casual to come and help pack our delicious teas and also help with general admin duties at our Osborne Park office. Ideally you would be someone with great attention to detail, a positive attitude and someone that enjoys healthy organic products and the benefits that they can provide.
For the right person we are offering a great hourly rate, casual working environment, flexible hours and free parking.
- Great attention to detail
- Microsoft word/excel
- Good at organisation
- High quality standards
- Ability to work on your own and as part of a team
If this sounds like something you would love to be a part of then apply here!
Voyage Kitchen is located on Sorrento Beach. We are open 7 days a week, from 6:30am, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, rustic, simple food, made from scratch!
We serve 5 Senses coffee and have a small, interesting and concise wine list.
We are seeking experienced wait staff that possess the following attributes:
- You are available to work on the weekends
- Are flexible with your availability
- Enjoy a very fast pace and thrive on the pressures that come with that
- Have a genuine love of hospitality and giving amazing service
- Are able to multitask, think on your feet and have vision on the floor
- You must have extensive experience in similar café environment
- You must have your RSA
- A sound knowledge of wine service, food and coffee
- Experience with Trinitec or similar POS system is favourable, though not essential
- A sense of humour and ability to have fun on the job
- You must have your own transport, some shifts require early starts or late finishes
- A positive, self aware, energetic and outgoing personality
- Reliability and punctuality are a must!
What we can offer you:
- Flexible working hours
- The opportunity to work within a business focused on providing great hospitality, beautiful food and beverages
- A modern, beach side location
- Free parking
- On going training in service, wine and coffee
- A mix of day and night shifts available
- A professional, dedicated, hard working team
- Room to progress and grow
On the Job Duties
- Looking after a busy section and carrying through ‘Sequence of Service’
- Expediting food and drinks
- Clearing tables and resetting
- Pouring wine and drinks at the table with confidence
- Upservicing and sharing your knowledge of our products with our guests
- Learning daily specials and all menus
- Displaying your warmth, food and wine knowledge, willingness to go the extra mile to all our guests
- Cleaning and maintaining the restaurant to a high level
- Opening or closing the restaurant
- Attending all training and meetings
To apply for this position, go here!
- Immediate start
- Nowergup Western Australia
- Physically fit
Large flower farm in Nowergup, Western Australia looking for workers for watering, potting, cutting, picking, packing and planting.We are a company with an emphasis on a high quality productWe grow cut flowers and potted plants in greenhouses, essentially a horticulture farm.Monday to Friday – usual start from 6:00am to 14:00pm but this may vary so we need workersAt times there is a lot of bending and/or standing required. We do have machinery to assist with heavy work but there will still be manual labour involved. We would require people who are NOT allergic to pollen and people who do not have major back problems
All plant lovers please reply with resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 30 minute lunch breaks
- Immediate start
- Problem solvers
- Physically fit, reliable, enthusiastic, hard working and willing to learn.
- To be successful for this role you need to be passionate about gardening
- Open to all
AUSTRALIA DAY is this Monday, 26th January!
So how and where are you going to celebrate this wonderful public holiday?
You can get together with friends and have a BBQ, head on down the beach and enjoy the sun and surf (it is going to be 37C), and then maybe make your way into the city for SKYWORKS!
On the Swan River foreshore (Langley Park is very popular) north or south of the river. Or perhaps head on up to Kings Park for a great view of the fireworks!
From 3pm to 8.30pm there’ll be thousands of people at the Swan River enjoying Australia Day – whatever you do, we hope you have a great day, too! 🙂