A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

Following my mentor, I started my own business. This built upon my previous career where I acquired experience in multiple skills, and experience in training.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

Skills involve: Management of operations and marketing, and an understanding of marine engineering.

Main work activities in your current role

I lead the engineering department.

A typical day in your job

We typically work to the demands of customers. This means that the typical day revolves around customer expectations.

Main challenges in your role

One of the challenges was making the business global, rather than remaining local.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

I was motivated by my father, whose hard work and passion for the job drove me into this sector.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

I undertook a managerial course. The skills acquired during my degree were a great benefit to me for employment.