Why did you become an Enterprise Adviser?
“I would like to contribute something positive to younger people in my community who are just starting their career as I am looking toward the end of mine, to give some of my knowledge and experience to a scheme that will help others.”
Tell us about your chosen career or career pathway to your current role
“When I left school, I went straight into an apprenticeship as pipefitter / welder which gave me a foundation to build on, I worked on construction sites around the UK, I then saw an opening for a trainee estimator and that started me on the path to where I am now.
I have worked in many different industries and locations as well as seeing some great things, I have been fortunate to work with and meet people who I would not normally meet in my life and that is a great bonus with my job.”
What careers advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
“Always go with your instinct, if it feels right then it is, don’t force things to happen, look for a job that you know you will enjoy doing”
What do you like/love best about living and working in Cumbria?
“The people, the stunning scenery, and the quietness, why would you want to live / work anywhere else, I grew up in cities and lived in them, nothing compares to the Lake District.
When I exit the M6 at junction 40 and get on the A66 I can’t believe how lucky I am to live in Cumbria.”
|Key Skills:||Problem solver, challenger of stereotypes, analytical and inquisitive|
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