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Electrical Engineering Personal Statement

Since leaving school I got an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer at James Fisher Nuclear (formally known as MB Faber).

I have now finished my time and completed an ONC/HNC & HND. I feel that academically I can achieve more and taking a degree is the next natural progression. 

James Fisher Nuclear as a company has been incredibly supportive during my further education and my line management have encouraged me to further progress my career with a degree.

I am committed to my career in electrical engineering and aspire to one day become a charted engineer. In order to achieve my ambition the IET requirement state that an accredited masters degree is required. 

My personal life range from scouting activities, voluntary work and flying light aircraft.

Scouting has always been a cornerstone of my family with both my mother and brother being scout leaders for many years. After progressing through beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers I am now a scout network member and a beaver scout leader for 8th Fulwood in Preston.

I also devote some weekends to Waddecar scout camp as a crew member providing site service for 4-6 weekends of the year.

This voluntary site work ranges from help with electrical systems, keeping facilities clean and tidy, running activities for groups on camp, digging trenches and landscaping.

My other voluntary work involves delivering the Duke of Edinburgh award for Lancashire County Council. Having completed the bronze and silver and a presentation short for gold i now assist the D of E team in teaching essential outdoor skills to young people and provide supervision on weekend expeditions. 

My main weekend hobby is Aviation. July 2012 I acquired a private pilots license and in February 2013 bought a share of a flying group based at Blackpool airport.

Since starting I have clocked up over 140hours of flying time which includes a night rating and a instrument restricted rating (IR)R.

There is a heavy social side involved with flying with a strong group of us who regularly meet up on a Saturday or Sunday to go touring around the UK for the day. We enjoy visiting new places and are looking to take flight internationally to Ireland and France in the coming months.  

Year applied: 
2013
Subject: 
Engineering

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