How did you get into the role? Tell us a little bit about your career history and what lead to you working at Woodhorn.
I started work as an Apprentice Bricklayer, after gaining a qualification I then worked for a couple of local builders undertaking general building and gaining additional construction skills.

After that I applied for an advert in the local paper for a position of Aviation Firefighter, this role involved aircraft handling in/out the hangers, refuelling of aircraft and general maintenance of the aerodrome. Over this period, I worked my way up to Senior Aerodrome Fire Officer assisting the Aerodrome Manager in the safe operation of the aerodrome and running the fire crew to meet with civil aviation authority legislation.

After 17 years in this role I needed a change in direction which led me to apply for a role of Site Operative at The Woodhorn Group, and the rest as they say, is history!

What do you do on a day to day basis? Can you give us an insight into a typical day in your role?
My day starts with hosting the morning team meeting to identify what tasks we need to complete that day, delegate the necessary tasks and identify/rectify any issues from the previous day. I assist the Area Site Operations Manager with the safe running of the site and ensure all areas are staffed and any health and safety issues are addressed, while making sure the site runs as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

The best bits and challenges. Be open and honest, what’s the best thing about your job, and what can be tough sometimes?
For me the most enjoyable thing was the complete change in direction from my previous role, learning new skills and working for a small/medium size company where the top man knows who you are and where you’ve come from.

Life outside of work – what are your interests and hobbies?
I try to keep fit with circuit training, walking, yoga and swimming. I enjoy visiting the cinema, holidays abroad, working on cars and vehicles, target shooting and spending time with my family.