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Meet Emma

17 February 2021 |Community news

Emma Brooks currently holds the record of being the longest running employee at the Community Bank Robe & District . She values her role as Customer Service Officer and is known in the field for her professionalism and friendly nature.

Emma moved to Adelaide when she was 20 years old not really knowing what career she wanted to pursue. She started applying for jobs and was fortunate enough to gain an interview for a Traineeship in Financial Services with the ANZ at Unley Branch. Her banking career had begun.

After completing her Traineeship, Emma transferred to Seaford Branch where she was employed for another 2 years. “I decided I wanted to see the world and took a career break for 6 months.” Enter the extended gap year.

On her return to Australia, Paul Bobridge Branch Manager was successful in convincing Emma to apply for a lending role. Deciding not to take the position, Emma instead chose to travel again, but luck was on her side. The travel fell through, and Emma was still able to secure a position at the Community Bank as a Customer Service Officer. Emma was indeed grateful for being given a second chance, and has not ever looked back.

Emma was born and bred in the township of Robe. She highly rates her position at the Community Bank. “We have a really good team here at the bank that get along really well, which makes it enjoyable to come to work. The best part is helping customers with their banking needs, whether it’s the younger children opening their first bank account to helping our elderly customers with their financial goals. I love knowing all of my customers on a personal level and being able to chat to them on the street or at footy/netball on the weekend.”

“At our recent AGM I enjoyed listening to what our community groups have done with their sponsorship and what they’ve managed to achieve.”

Community Bank Robe & District has been operating for over 17 years, and within this time have given back over $410,000 back to the Robe, Lucindale and Kingston communities in the form of sponsorship. It’s simple really. The more people that bank with us, the more we can give.

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