Meet the Team: Keely Shay

Posted on August 2018 By Speller International
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Tell us a bit of Keely Shay history:

I was born in Geelong and spent the first 21 years of my life there before moving up to the inner city. Throughout high school I was in a Geelong based all girl soul band as a keyboard player. I was lucky enough to go on two European tours with them and played at many international music festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, Porretta Soul Festival and Jazz a Vienne.

Once I finished school I had no desire to continue with music, however I had always excelled at mathematics so I went on to study a Bachelor of Mathematics at RMIT. While studying I was given the opportunity to volunteer in Tanzania on a construction project so I went over and lived in a small village for a few weeks and helped with the construction of the local school. At the end of the program I stayed on to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and can now say I have summited the highest free standing mountain in the world!

While studying my degree I realised that my heart just wasn’t in a career in mathematics, so I put my study on hold and got a job as a travel agent. After 3 years and many more overseas trips I decided I couldn’t see myself working in travel forever and went out to find something new and exciting. I was lucky enough to get this role at Speller International and I can’t wait to see what my future in SAP recruitment holds!


Having recently joined the Speller team, what are you most looking forward to in your role as SAP recruiter?

I am most looking forward to learning from such an experienced group of people. As I am new to the world of SAP I have a lot to learn, however I have a great support network here at Speller and I can’t wait to hit the ground running and become an integral part of this well established team.


Where do we find you in your down time?

  • At home listening to records with my partner and our two cats Disco and Kevin

  • Eating a burger at either Hello Sam, Beer & Burger Bar or Tuckshop Takeaway (just to name a few of my favourites)

  • Having a boogie at a dance music festival


What does 2018 hold both professionally and personally for you?

Professionally I hope to expand my skills in recruitment and learn as much as possible about the many roles within SAP. Personally I’d like to buy a house with my partner in the inner city