Professional ​

An engineering technician with a ‘hands on, can do’ attitude. Flexible, adaptable, and committed to product delivery, with a wide range of experience and proven track record acquired from the Educational, Technical Service and Pharmaceutical industries. Eager to accept and meet new challenges and currently studying part-time towards a degree in Engineering with the Open University.


"You want something built/modified/repaired? Report it. You want it done now? Ask Tom."

As a teacher, I was graded 'Good' in four OFSTED observations across two visits, and every one of my students that sat their exams passed in the ten years I taught. I added new skills to my bow year-on-year with CPD, professional memberships, new qualifications and taking on examiner and moderation roles with an exam board.

Development Engineering Technician - Swedish Biomimetics 3000

2020 - Present


Embedded with the development engineering team at Hethel I QA incoming parts, checking spec to engineering drawings, build subassemblies through to full modules for the novel production of peptides, produce testbed and comerical consumable materials, handle hazardous chemicals and easily damaged components on a daily basis.

Working closely with the other members...

Level 1 Repair Technician - Ingram Micro

2019 - 2020


At Ingram Micro I worked as a repair technician, diagnosing faults and replacing faulty components in consumer electronics. Reporting repairs, working with the team and completing work in a professional, timely and with a fix-first-time attitude ...

Core Skills
  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Electronic Aptitude

  • Communication

  • Perseverance

  • Analytical Approach

  • Computer Literate

Transferrable Skills
  • Multitasking

  • Critical Thinking

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Lateral Thinking

  • Assessment and Judgement

Moderator and Examiner - AQA

2014 - 2019


This is a role that comes with a great deal of responsibility. I am tasked as a moderator to look at how schools have applied the marking guidelines to their coursework to ensure consistent and fair marking across the playing field, to maintain the validity o...

Teacher - Catch22

2018 - 2019


My role at Catch22 was very similar to my role at Future Projects, although without the maths responsibilities. I worked with another member of Staff to deliver sports, citizenship and KS3 IT. In just the first few months I had several pupils complete enough units of th...

Teacher of Science and Maths - Future Projects

2009 - 2018


Future Education, the educational arm of Future Projects, was a school that taught a full, academic program to pupils that had been repeatedly let down by mainstream education. All the pupils had complex emotional, social and/or behavioural needs and it wa...

Assistant Manager - Maplin

​2001 - 2004


Want a gadget? Need to connect two disparate pieces of A/V technology together? Need a component but don't know which one? Maplin was once the go to place for all things digital, gadget or electronic. Over the four years I worked here I garnered a reputation for hon...

  • Open University - Degree in Engineering                   2021 - 2025
  • City College Norwich - HNC Engineering (Mechanical)
2019 - 2021

  • Hibernia College London (Now TES Institute) - Subject Knowledge Enhancement+ in Maths

2013 - 2014

  • University of East Anglia  - PGCE Secondary Science

2006 - 2007

  • University of East Anglia - BSc (Hons) Chemistry

1997 - 2001

Post Teaching Preparation for Engineering Career

2019 - 2020

Since leaving the education profession I have begun to prepare myself for a career in engineering by accessing study relevant to the field. I have completed the following courses:

  • OpenLearn (Open University) - Everyday Math for Construction and Engineering Level 1 & 2, Introduction to Engineering, Introduction to Structural Integrity

  • EduCBA - AutoCAD (2D Essentials, 3D Modelling, 2D Advanced)

  • CourseGate - Basic Electricity Level 2

  • Apprentice Affiliate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Education Relevant CPD and Professional Membership

2009 - 2018


At each of my teaching positions I took any opportunity to add skills and qualifications to my arsenal. By the time I left teaching I had gained the following:

  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

  • Emergency First Aid Level 3 (expires July 2021)

  • Food Hygiene Level 2

  • Prevent Certificate

  • FGM: Recognising and Preventing


  • Child Protection Level 2

  • GPDR for Education

  • RPI Training (renewed yearly)

  • Membership of the College of Teachers (MColTeach)

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (MCIEA)

  • An award for Services to Examination