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I have a strong academic record, having gained a 2:1 Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester as well as three As at A-level, including both Maths and Physics, and A*s in these subjects at GCSE. For the last seven years, I have been working as an airline pilot, most recently flying the Boeing 747 or the "Jumbo Jet" as you may know it better. My role means that I need to have a sound technical understanding, not just of the principles of flight but also of all of the systems on board, be they electrical, hydraulic or mechanical. Due to the dynamic nature of the flying, I regularly use mental arithmetic for many tasks as well as trigonometry to evaluate crosswinds.
May '16 - Present
British Airways: First Officer
As a Boeing 747 pilot for BA, I use maths and physics knowledge every day. I am part of the BA Inspire team, working to motivate the next generation of talent by giving them a taste of the aviation industry by engaging with school children.
July '13 – April '16
London Executive Aviation: First Officer
As a pilot for a private jet company, I had to focus on high-levels of customer service, as well as the technical aspects of the job.
November '09 – July ‘13
Hiscox Underwriting Ltd, London: Operations Technician
I worked closely with various underwriting teams in the Lloyd's of London market, ensuring that the data recorded was accurate and producing reports as needed. I was also responsible for the development of a web-based, e-trading platform which brought new brokers and products to the market. Part of that development included teaching the underwriters and brokers how to use the system.
December '05 - April '07
Powder Byrne International: Children's Club Manager and Resort Manager
Offering high quality ski and summer holidays, I was responsible for a team of up to 18 staff and the expectations of 140 guests in various resorts around Europe. In the Children's Clubs, I looked after children from 4 - 15 years old, attending ski school in winter and organising fun days in summer.
FlightSafety International, Farnborough: Cessna Citation Mustang C510 Type Rating. I achieved the highest proficiency and consistently exceeded the FlightSafety standards.
April ’12 – May ‘12
CTC Aviation Training, Southampton: Airline Qualification Course. This course covered Crew Resource Management as well as advanced jet handling techniques on a Boeing 737. I achieved CTC’s highest standard – Normal+.
January ‘11 – February ‘11
European Pilot Selection and Training, Utrecht, Netherlands: Multi-Crew Co-operation Course and Jet Orientation Course. Learning advanced teamwork and communication skills whilst training on a Boeing 737.
March ‘08 – September ‘09
Cabair College of Air Training: Commercial Pilot Licence. Awarded Best Ground School Graduate and Best Flight School Graduate trophies, based on 97.9% average in the theoretical examinations and 1st time passes of all flight tests.
September ‘02 – July ‘05
University of Manchester Intitute of Science and Technology
BEng: Aerospace Engineering 2:1. Cadet Pilot at Manchester & Salford University Air Squadron.
September ‘95 – July ‘02
Bishop Stopford School, Kettering
A-levels: 3 As (Physics, Maths, General Studies), B (French), C (Chemistry); AS-level: B (Politics);
GCSEs: 4 A*s, 7 As, 1 B – including Maths (A*), English (2A) and Science (2A*); BTEC: Aviation Studies.
Other Interests and Achievements
• DBS checked for current role
• Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, Events Co-ordinator for Young Members committee.
• Travelling, including one month volunteering in Brazil and skiing for over 30 years.
• Mentoring at various events: BA Inspire team; Flyer Show; Breaking the Mould Wycombe Abbey careers event; university Girls Entering Science, Engineering and Technology day.
• Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, John Muir award.
• Flight Sergeant with the Air Training Corps.
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