Souths Cares visits with AFEX

One of our leading premium partners of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange), recently invited two students from the Learn, Earn, Legend! School to Work program, to take part in an industry visit.


AFEX is one of the worlds largest providers of independent foreign payment solutions.

In over 200 countries for more than 15,000 customers in just about every business category, AFEX are renowned for their insight into complex foreign markets that inspires their clients confidence.

Sales Director, David Grant, and HR Manager, Christine Canfield, were more than accommodating over the 4 hours spent with our students.


The tour started with David Grant giving an overview of the company. David elaborated on the main objectives and vision of AFEX. He spoke in depth about the importance of the culture of the organisation and that when recruiting, its important that the potential employees fit the culture of the organisation.


The students, Hayden Towns from South Sydney High School and Mark Thorne from Matraville Sports High School, were then able to listen in on conversations the sales team were having with clients. The experience was invaluable hearing how potential multimillion dollar calls can take place at any time.


The sales team went above and beyond in helping the students. Where at times it may be a frantic and stressful environment, all were warm and engaging with the Souths Cares team.


Senior Account Executives, Mark Johnson and Dean Hamilton spoke in depth about their life experiences and challenges they had overcome to reach their goals.


Other departments from Human Resources identified the legality that comes with the policy and procedures when dealing with contracts between client and AFEX.


The industry visit was a great experience for both students who were able to identify what type of attributes and skills they would need to be able to work at a foreign exchange company.


Souths Cares would like to thank the team at AFEX for making our visit a memorable experience.

A special mention to David Grant and Christine Canfield who were the architects in making this opportunity come to life.


Souths Cares would also like to acknowledge the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for their continued support in helping change the lives of our young indigenous people.