10 May 2023

Esther is sold on a career in retail

| Samuel Davis
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A CAPE York teenager is one step closer to her dream of running her own retail space.

Torelle Passi-Iosia, better known as Esther, was recently named store supervisor at CEQ’s Napranum store.

Currently completing her certificate III in retail, the dedicated employee said while she still has more to learn about the business, she’s eager to take the next step in her career someday soon.

“I really enjoy the people interaction, seeing new people every day and dealing with customer questions,” Ms Passi-Iosia, 18, said.

“I also love other aspects of my role, such as receiving stock.

“I’ve learned many skills since being at CEQ, particularly helping customers get what they need and finding a solution for them.”

CEQ’s top boss Michael Dykes said Ms Passi-Iosia’s achievements were even more remarkable given her age.

“Esther has been a shining light at our Napranum store, furthering her skills across the store and being an outstanding member of our crew,” he said.

“She’s indicated she wants to run her own store one day, and the way her career is progressing, she’s well on track to achieve that dream.”

Mr Dykes said CEQ was passionate about providing opportunities for its employees.

“We have a real desire to establish local people in local jobs, and we can help achieve this by investing in the future, as shown throughout our stores,” he said.

“They continue to show outstanding dedication and expertise in their work, and we’re all thrilled at their achievements.

“We’re proud to have them as part of the CEQ family and hope they inspire others to do likewise.”

Ms Passi-Iosia said the chance to manage a CEQ store was spurring her on.

“It would be an amazing feeling,” she said.

“My family are very proud of what I’ve achieved so far, and I really want to keep making them proud of me.”

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