University of Strathclyde
Standard Grades, Highers, Advanced Highers, Master of Engineering
I worked on a farmers market stall when I was younger. After University I worked for Jaguar Land Rover making body panels for cars.
DuPont Teijin Films
I am a methodical thinker and like to imagine new ways of doing things using gained knowledge and data.
I am from Scotland, and now live in Teesside. I like playing chess and cricket with local teams. At home I like gaming and watching films.
I work out how to make thin plastic films.
I work to roll up the plastic like a giant toilet roll. After the plastic has been melted and then stretched out so it gets very thin, it gets rolled up and then cut down to be sent all around the world. It is difficult because plastic is soft and squishy, and we make a roll that is sometimes 50km long.
My Typical Day: In my normal day I will be asked questions from the factory workers about how to improve what we make. I will then look at the data and do some calculations to work out how to do it best.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Honest, Focused, Dedicated
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Ran a big factory installation project
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My maths 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?
A lot of my family are farmers or chefs, I might have done the same.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Went to Japan for the Rugby last year
Tell us a joke.
A boat carrying blue paint and a boat carrying red paint crashed into each other, the crews were marooned!