Niek works part time at Cuttles to complement his studies at Roskilde University, where he is studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in International Social Science, focusing on Business Administration.
Niek has taken the road less traveled before ending up with Cuttles. He was a teacher at schools in the Australian outback, and a scuba instructor in Thailand. An Australian/Dutch citizen, his extensive world experience means he has extraordinary stories to tell about adventures in the desert, on tropical islands or under water. At home, he enjoys cooking Asian cuisine, brewing kombucha, drinking craft beer, running and playing volleyball.
At Cuttles, Niek’s role is to write online content for the company’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram channels, and help to prepare content for the company’s new website. His writing style is a natural fit for the tone Cuttles wants to set in its online communications to customers, partners and other online audiences.
As well as having a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, Niek also has a graduate diploma in Education. He sees a natural crossover from his time working in education to his new position.
“There's a whole variety of things you do as a teacher that helps in this role - there's time management, planning a lot of different things, and communicating with students, other teachers, parents, the community, and so on,” said Niek. “A lot of those soft skills I learnt while teaching come across really well for a job like this.”