St Wilfrids High School Featherstone
A Levels: Maths, Chemistry, Geography. GCSEs: Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Spanish, IT, Dance, Art.
Well Engineer, Wellsite Engineer, Shop Assistant.
I currently work for BP
Engineer originally from Leeds now living in Aberdeen
I live in Aberdeen – just moved permanently to Aberdeen after 4 years of working offshore on oil rigs.
In my spare time I do spinning classes, hiking and if I can I will try to attend a ballet class if my schedule permits!
Well Engineer - I design Oil wells to get Oil/Gas out of the ground.
I worked offshore as a Well Engineer to get Oil and Gas out of the ground – except where I work we get it from below the sea. Once the Oil and Gas is out of the ground; it goes to a plant where it is split into different things which can be used for different products. Some of these make plastics, others run your car, some power aeroplanes and others heat/power homes.
Now I work on land in an office designing how we will get the Oil & Gas out of the ground.
My Typical Day: I go to work between 7:00 - 8:00am. I then do meetings, mathematical calculations, oversee projects (like a project manager). I get home between 5:30-6:30pm (though this has changed with lockdown).
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Worked on an Oil Rig offshore and solved problems
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I met a friend of the family who was an Engineer at a Wedding and thats how I learned about Engineering.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Chemistry and Geography
What did you want to be after you left school?
I was so undecided when I was at school what I wanted to do.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would probably study law or business strategy then go into another role where I get to solve problems.
What's your favourite food?