Qualifications

Initially an Electronics Apprentice with Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAe) Bedford.
This was one of the best forms of balanced training since it included technical and manual training and as well as electronic circuit design over a broad feild also mechanical, sheet, electrical, first and second line servicing, prototyping and wiring and seven years block/day release to college for C&G Full Technical Certificates and HNC qualifications. Apprentices gained experience through working in placements in a number of diverse departments for a solid broad background.

Courses

Recent Xilinx FPGA design Tool 2 day course, & day of seminars Marconi /BAe courses - Team leading, Project Management, Risk Analysis, Problem solving, Business Accounting, Conducting Appraisals, Total Quality, Presentation Skills, Report Writing.
MS Project, Critical Chain Tools, Use of SAP, VHDL, RF Design (Oxford University), ESA DSP conference, Space School, Advanced Packaging conferences. Written and presented several papers at European Space Agency, DSP Conference and a NATO conference. A paper abstract has recently been submitted relating to use of FPGAs in high integrity Space TT&C applications. Currently studying for the Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)exams and applying for full membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).