Ambition awarded

The friendly face of Natasha Coates, who welcomes residents and visitors to Emmerton Park each day, has won an industry achievement award. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

Recognition. Natasha Coates has won the Training Student of the Year Award.

The Emmerton Park employee gained the Business and Service Industries Student of the Year Award for Certificates Two and Three at the Work and Training awards held in Hobart on Friday before taking out the top title.

Following over a year of study, Natasha joined more than 100 students from across the state in contention for the service industries award to then become one of five finalists for the Training Student of the Year Award.

“I was really shocked,” she said.

“It’s nice to know that all that hard work has paid off. Especially with young kids, staying up late to work when they’re in bed then doing the school run in the morning before getting back to work.”

Natasha began with Emmerton Park five years ago in the catering service before applying for an administrative role.

“I was studying online, just trying to further my career and myself when this job came up,” she says.

“Then I was given the opportunity to continue my studies and complete my certificate.”

Natasha is now transitioning into a human resources role. One which will add to her ever changing day.

“It’s something different every day, you’re never ever doing the same thing. It keeps you on your toes!” she says.

“This is the only job I’ve ever done where I haven’t been bored or counting down the hours til knock off.”

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