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West Suffolk College (2004-2007), Teesside University (Distance Learning) (2010-2014), Edinburgh Napier University (2014-2016)
Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation, HND in Electrical and Electronics, BEng(hons) Electrical Engineering, IET Incorporated Engineer
WT Parker Ltd, PHS Compliance, MITIE, MacTaggart Scott, Black and Veatch
Black and Veatch
I was an Electrician and now I am an Electrical Engineer.
I completed an Apprenticeship as an Electrician then when back to school to study Electrical Engineering. My work has taken me to lots of different places in the UK including American Air Force bases in Norfolk to islands in Scotland.
I work as an Electrical Engineer helping to design Water and Sewage Treatment Centres.
I have to learn about the different equipment such as pumps, motors, lighting and heating systems to help me design power supplies for Water and Sewage Treatment plants. I also design controls to run and watch new equipment. These can be used to start and stop motors and pumps without being on site or for sending an alarm to someone to tell them a water tank is overflowing.
My Typical Day
I work in a busy design office, mainly sitting in front of my computer.
When I am working on a new job, I often go to site to see what is there and take lots of photos. In the office, I use these photos and speak to others to find out what new equipment is needed. I spend a lot of time on the phone or on the internet looking things up to gain information. I will make lists of the things that need power or controlling and then work out what I need to make them work. I’ll write the details in design reports which will be used to build the new plants on site.
What I'd do with the money
Support YESC. They help young people in Scotland learn about Science and Technology
Help to teach students about Water Treatment by making a kit which can be used to show how dirty water is treated ready for returning to our rivers and streams.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Happy, playful, hardworking
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I tested the electrics in castles across Scotland making sure it was safe for visitors. It was great fun!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My dad, he was always helping me fix things
What was your favourite subject at school?
Maths but I also liked PE
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to make fun fair rides
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I may have been a little bit naughty!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Probably an outdoor instructor taking people climbing and teaching them how to read maps and stay safe
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
A parachute jump in New Zealand
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Travel the world, make peoples lives safer and easier, get better on my mountain bike!
Tell us a joke.
What is ET short for? Because he has little legs