Research Manager, Openreach Research, BT
Key qualifications: BTEC HNC in Electronics and Telecommunications.
What does your job involve? Lots of different things which makes it interesting from looking at issues that affect customers' broadband, investigating new Access technologies, working with vendors, contributing to technology standards and now looking at how robotics could be used to help engineers.
How did you get into your current role? I started as an apprentice 38 years ago at Adastral Park working my way up to my current role, during which time I have worked on telephone design, looking at Electromagnetic Compatibility issues, DSL technology and now robotics.
What did you want to be when you were younger? An architect but 7 years at University with no money kind of put me off!
What do you do outside work? I love spending time with family and friends, a bit of DIY, and being active playing sport (Basketball, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Skiing...) or just being outdoors on my bike or walking.