Brierton School Hartlepool / Hartlepool College of Further Eduction / Teesside University / Manchester University
GCSE’s, BTEC National Diploma, City & Guilds, BEng (Hons), MSc, PGC, PhD
Paperboy, Worked on a Milkround, Labourer, Burger King, B&Q, Stockton Casting Company Ltd, AMEC Power and Process, Nissan NMUK, Jaguar Land Rover
Senior Engineer – Jaguar Land Rover
Photographs from work
I am from Hartlepool in the North East of England. However, for the last 6 years I have lived in the West Midlands, I currently reside in Lichfield with my wife, two sons and two dogs.
I enjoy running and martial arts. I’ve completed the London Marathon and the Great North Run fourteen times. I have trained in martial arts since the age of 9 with my two brothers.
I love watching movies especially comedy and action movies. I love cars, taking them apart along with other things and seeing how they work and putting them back together. Most times I am successful, something i’ll admit, is sometimes I am too heavy handed and break things.
Senior Engineer, I work in an Engine Factory producing engines for Jaguars and Land Rover vehicles.
My Typical Day: Working in the Engine Manufacturing Facility in Wolverhampton supporting the build of 4 and 6 Cylinder Engines which are sent to vehicles factories in the UK, Europe and China.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Tenacious, Hard Working
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Worked in a variety of engineering roles: Petrochemical, Automotive, project based i.e. oil rigs, nuclear submarine jetty.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Parents, my University Professor
What was your favourite subject at school?
Science, Design & Technology, Art
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?
Martial Arts, teaching, competing
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I've done too many fun things to list
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Wish that everything was sustainable and recyclable, remove all human waste i.e. C02, Plastic, etc, Make all food and water sources sustainable and available for everyone, so no one would go hungry and would have clean water.
Tell us a joke.
What did Neil Armstrong do after he stepped on Buzz Aldrin's toe? He Apollo-gized.