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My career progression

My career began with a Technician Apprenticeship, back in the days when big companies had proper apprentice training schools. I spent time learning electronics, machining, and fitting, and then in all the other departments in the company.

I was taken on in the companies R & D drawing office, where I worked on a wide range of projects including Periscopes, Flight Simulators, and Ultrasonics.

At the age of 25, I was designing, dealing with sub-contractors, and managing site installations on Navy bases.

In the following years, I worked mainly on military projects and Satellite Communications where I developed a good knowledge of RF.

In 2002, I set up my own Ltd. Company to go contracting, and gained a wide range of additional experience on diesel engines, cameras, vacuum chambers, robots and tractors.

Looking for a change in carreer, I became the joint owner of a large bathroom showroom, where I undertook sales, design, purchasing, delivery and installation management duties.The business came to an end in 2008 due to the recession, and I went contracting again.

My first contract following the closure of the business was in Austria, designing a diesel arcraft engine. I then spent 4-years in Norway working as a Systems Manager in the space industry, on Sentinels 1 and 3, ExoMars, Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo spacecraft.

In Norway, I became a vibration and shock specialist, as well as a space mechanisms specialist. I was technically responsible for space flight qualification of mechanisms, reporting to ESA.

After Norway, I went to Belgium to learn about space optics, and then to Luxembourg where I was principal mechanical engineer and Project Manager on two projects. My RF knowledge came into use again as I helped to develop Geolocation principals from space.

Covid forced a return to the UK where I got involved in robotics again and took a position in Malta, designing a robot that removes algae from ship hulls during normal operation, drastically reducing operating costs.