I served my time as a Metal Spinner at what was called British Aerospace (now called BAe Systems) in Preston, Lancashire.
I then moved to the Drawing Office at Warton and worked on the JAS Wing group and the R&D function.
Opportunity arose to teach my drawing skills to others and I went on to run the Drawing Office school. Changes within the Training Department led me to become “Training Partner in 4 Shed at Samlesbury. Which then led me to head up the CATIA Support function on Eurofighter for Manufacturing Engineering.
Sir George Robertson and myself who became Head of NATO and a Life Peer shortly after this event on Eurofighter. Sir George was the Defence Secretary at the time.
In June 2000 I left BAe Systems and joined CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) as a Service Delivery Manager on the BAe Systems Nimrod programme at Warton. This led to the additional responsibilities of being SDM for Engineering, Air Systems and Warton site.
Note:- In 2017 CSC merged with HP-ES to become DXC Technology
I spent 9 months at Barrow on an Engineering Improvement project on the Astute programme.
My return found me working as SDM on the BAE Systems. Land Systems account for 2 years. Then I worked in the IT Procurement Service which supplies IT computing goods and services to the BAe Systems accounts along with MBDA and SELEX
For the last 5 years I have been a member of the “Development Studio” as a Subject Matter Expert in catalogue item creation and maintenance of goods and services supplied to customers both internally an externally using ServiceNow