Backwell Secondary school and Sixth form, Apprenticeship at GKN aerospace studying at City of Bristol College, Open university to obtain degree
GCSE’s(3 sciences, 2maths, 2 English, business studies, Design and technology, geography & French), 1 AS-Level (Business studies), 3 A-level (Maths, Physics & Product design)
Engineer apprenticeship with GKN
I am 24 years old, I have lived just outside Bristol my whole life. I enjoy spending time outside spending outside especially mountain biking, however you may catch me running or climbing.
I have lived in the villages just south of Bristol my whole lift. I am a keen Mountain biker, so i spend most of my weekend riding my bike and then having to fix and clean it afterwards! However on the evenings I will normally sit down with my partner and watch way too much TV, while our hamster “Franky” crawls all over us. As an engineer I always want to tinker with things so I also do a fair bit of 3D printing at home.
I work on bringing new technologies into the aerospace market
As a technology engineer I work across many different projects, in my previous projects I have worked on developing design rules of new manufacturing processes like 3D printing to aerospace grade titanium alloys. Since then I have worked on a project in bringing a new 3D printing process that involves powerful lasers and big robots.
My Typical Day: My day typically starts at 8 and finishes at 5. My day to day tasks change a lot, some of the activities may be writing a proposal for a set of experiments, carrying out the experiments or designing a new system or part.
My day typically starts at 8 and finishes at 5. My day to day tasks change a lot, some days i may be writing a proposal for a set of experiments making sure that all of the criteria are met in a safe manner and carrying them out. Other days I could be designing a new components or adapting an existing one for the new technologies I am working on.
What I'd do with the money
Exciting new workshop days
I would like to create some exciting and engaging workshop and career days that could be hosted at GKN’s new Facility the Global Technology Centre (GTC). These days would have a mix of practical activities, learning and career talks, to inspire the students. However the main use of the money would in fact be to facilitate the free transport (to and from GTC) and lunches for the students.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Mountain-biking Technology Engineer
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Melt metal using robots and lasers
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
A level physics teacher
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
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What is the most fun thing you've done?
Mountain biking holiday with friends
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Move to the British Columbia area of Canada and build my dream home, Have a good salary for less hours (I couldnt give up engineering!) ,World Peace
Tell us a joke.
Why can you only ran and not run on a campsite, because it is always Past Tents