When did you first become an instructor and how did it happen?
I first became an instructor back in 1990 for a Danish food company as an internal trainer, this was because we had lots of people operating Fork Lift Trucks but nobody was trained, as I was the person in charge of storage and deliveries I was asked if I would like to become an instructor and I jumped at the chance.
What is the best part of the job?
Meeting lots of interesting people, and working in some very interesting places.
What is the worst part of the job?
Traveling can be a pain although its not as bad as I’ve had at previous companies. The amount of paperwork can be very time consuming at times. Some of the accrediting bodies are piloting paperless app based training documents now so hopefully that get better in the future.
Most memorable jobs, (location equipment, people etc)
Working on the Emmerdale TV set doing a traffic marshal course was a surreal experience, I have also worked at the Royal Academy of Arts doing various courses, while I was there I was introduced to Michael Hesseltine and had a private tour around the gallery with him. Another highlight is working at Silverstone race circuit where I was given a tour around the pits and track during our lunch break.
The most unusual job was working at a pig farm which was a sterile area so you had to go through an area were you had to change clothes and have a shower before being allowed on site.
Furthest distance traveled to conduct training (either with us or another company)
Not sure about the distance traveled but I have been all over the country from North Scotland to Cornwall and all the bits in between.
Favourite equipment to train on?
I don’t have a favourite. I like training on most things, I particularly enjoy running train the trainer courses
Tell us something interesting about yourself that we may not already know…..
I enjoy traveling around the world and have been to some interesting places, like Australia, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Singapore and I hope to visit America soon.
I also like exploring this country and have completed various long distant footpaths.