University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), Kyle Academy (Ayr), Dalmilling Primary (Ayr)
Standard Grades in Maths, English, Physics, Geography, Graphic design, Tech Studies and German, Highers in Maths, English, Physics, Geography, Graphic design, Tech Studies BEng Aircraft Engineering and MSc Advanced Manufacturing – Technology and Systems
Spirit Aerosystems, BAE systems and then back to Spirit
Principal Manufacturing Research and Development Engineer
I'm Graeme, i love to travel and see as much of the world as possible!!
I live in Glasgow with my fiancée at the top of a hall with a fantastic view! We have travelled all around the world and can’t wait for our next adventure. I enjoy watching sci-fi films my favourite being star wars. I play football, golf and some rugby.
I come up with cool new ways to put aircraft parts together
I use robots and new digital technologies to put together parts that make aircraft wings. Sometimes what we do works and sometimes it doesn’t but we learn as a team and improve the next time.
My Typical Day: I have lots of meetings with my team and other engineers but i also get to do tests take measurements and play with toys like Virtual reality kits and 3D printers.
7am – Early start to setup any printing for the day
7-30am – Team meeting where we go over the tasks for the day
8am to 10am – Lots of boring meeting on budgets etc. Zzzzz
10am to 12 – Testing and development work
12 to 1pm – Lunchtime with my team
1pm to 3pm – Writing reports and making presentations
3pm to 4pm – Meetings again!!!
Sometimes i visit suppliers all over the world or travel to universities and research centres too.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Positive, Logical, Passionate
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Being part of the A350 fixed leading edge team that achieved the first build
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My Great Uncle Gordon who worked at Scottish Aviation during the war
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, normally talked too much, its still a problem!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I'd like to design flumes or roller coasters
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Partied in Rio
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
More Travel, Our wedding (in planning) going well and that everyone can see their friends and families soon
Tell us a joke.
I sold my hoover the other day, all it was doing was gathering dust