Jadzia named top trainee in Far North Queensland

13 July 2021

Sea Swift Customer Service Officer Jadzia Dalamaras is celebrating after being named Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year at the Tropical North Queensland regional final of the 2021 Queensland Training Awards.

Jadzia, 19, who this year completed her Certificate III in Business, will now travel to the State Gala Dinner in early September where she will hope to be named as top trainee in the whole of Queensland.

Jadzia said she was thrilled to be recognised with the award, which she hopes will improve her future career aspirations.

“I watched the announcement live on YouTube at my work computer with a couple of my colleagues, and was shocked when my name was read out,” Jadzia said.

“It was such a blur, and I had to go back and watch the video to hear what they said, because everyone was clapping and screaming in the office, and I was crying because I was in such shock.

“I never thought I could achieve this, but one of my mottos is you’ve got to shoot your shot, because you never know what you can achieve.

“I hope that this award can help lay the foundations for me to have a successful career in a corporate environment.”

Sea Swift Chief Executive Officer Dr Rochelle Macdonald said Jadzia fully deserved the recognition.

“Since Jadzia came on board at Sea Swift, she has demonstrated the highest standard of customer service, all while completing her Certificate III in Business,” said Dr Macdonald.

“She continually shows exceptional dedication in making a success out of her new career in the maritime industry.

“Jadzia is highly regarded by everyone at Sea Swift, and we’re delighted she has received this well-deserved award. She has a very bright future.”

Sea Swift is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 400 staff, and makes a significant contribution to the employment and skill development of its staff, including through its own traineeship programs.

“Our company has a strong training ethos and we continually invest into our staff at all levels across all our divisions,” Dr Macdonald said.

“This is illustrated by our commitment to all forms of training. It’s a great coup for us to have Sea Swift recognised in such a prestigious awards ceremony.”

Jadzia said she completed her Certificate III to develop an understanding of how businesses are run, and now wants to keep growing her skills through further qualifications.

“I believe my training has improved my quality of work day-to-day, as well as the way I conduct myself in my personal life,” she said.

“I’m very people-focused and love interacting with the public, so I want to have a career focused on helping people. It’s what I enjoy most.”

For more information on the Queensland Training Awards, visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta