1 – Tell us a bit about yourself
I am an engineering and project management consultant who specialises in recovery of large and complicated projects – usually worth hundreds of millions of pounds and involving lots of expensive equipment.
I was born and grew up in Cwmbran, and didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my career.
I still don’t know where my path goes from here, but I believe we should all aspire to doing things we enjoy (at least a bit), and things which matter to us.
2 – How and when did you get started?
I went to school, college, university and then joined a graduate scheme with a big technology company in 2008.
I’ve always been interested in STEM subjects, but I’m also quite a good communicator, and I like people, which led me to consultancy (problem solving all over the place).
3 – What has been your most satisfying moment so far?
My most satisfying moment so far, was when I met a group of people whose lives had been saved by the work our team had done.
4 – What motivates/drives you?
I’m motivated by the ability to make a positive difference in the world.
I’m also motivated by interesting and varied work, and meeting people who are different from me.
I work to pay for my life of course – stability, security, comfort, but the money doesn’t motivate me.
5 – What advice would you give yourself at the start of your career?
Do the biggest and most difficult things you can – things which scare you are good for you sometimes.
Sometimes you don’t need to worry about whether what you’re doing is “best”, as long as you do something, and keep moving forward.
Ambition is such a wonderful thing, and you can be proud of your ambition – you don’t have to be shy of it. Bring it all on.
It’s better to fail than not to try.
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