Wilmslow High School, University of Bath
9 O-levels, 4 A-levels, B. Eng Engineering (Hons)
Rolls Royce (Derby) – Undergrad Apprentice, Rieter-Scragg – Design Engineer (textile machinery), ESU Ltd – Snr Design Engineer (moulding machinery/plant), Texkimp – Snr Design Engineer (Textile machinery), , Cavendish Nuclear – Principal Mechanical Engineer
Principal Mechanical Engineer
I live with my family in Wilmslow. Been a Mechanical Engineer since graduating from University of Bath in 1987 and worked in various industries, including textile machinery, plastics moulding and, for the last 14 years, the nuclear industry. In my spare time I play drums in a band which regularly plays gigs, play badminton, go for walks and look after my garden.
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Principal Mechanical Engineer in the nuclear industry
Working on a range of projects to help clear up and safely manage the radioactive waste stored at sites around the UK
My Typical Day: Mixture of working from home or in the office using a laptop pc and having meetings via Teams or face to face with other team members. Occasional visits to customer sites.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Engineer and drummer
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Wrote some software that allowed a customer to simply analyse a weekly mass of machinery error logs, to identify where maintenance was most needed.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Loved cars as a kid and used to help my older sister maintain her first cars.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Drummer in a successful touring band
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Ooh that's hard! Singer: Billy Joel or Ronnie James Dio. Band: Queen or Rush
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Climbing the snow-covered Lake District fells
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Wish I'd revised better for my A-levels! Want to see more of the world. Be a more generous person.