Deomati Baldeosingh / Exams Coordinator, Trinidad and Tobago

What's been the most important thing you've learnt as a result of working with the British Council?

Due to my many interactions with numerous persons across the global network, I have developed an appreciation for diversity and respect for one another.  I have met many persons and learnt of different places and cultures.  I have discovered the true meaning of ‘cultural relations'.

What skill have you developed or learnt working here?

In school I did not like Finance nor Accounting and avoided any Programmes with these courses.  However, at the British Council, I was exposed to Financial Procedures for the Office and became interested in developing my skills in this area.  I currently manage the office procurement operations.

How would you describe the people you work with?

I work with a small diverse group of people who are engaging and interesting to work with.  As a small group doing amazing work, we work together for long hours – we are committed to changing lives and are willing to go the extra mile.

What other area or business unit would you like to explore within the organisation?

Although I am the Exams Coordinator in Trinidad, I have developed an interest in Project Management after having the opportunity to work closely with the Country Director on various programmes.  

What do you think the British Council could/should do more of?

The British Council should offer more face–to-face training as this is a very valuable learning tool as you are able to meet new persons, learn of other operations and help others who maybe encountering issues that you may have faced previously.

What would you like to say to anyone interested in working with the British Council?

The British Council is an exciting, progressive and ever-changing organization.