I went to Holyhead High School on Anglesey
I have 11 GCSEs (A-C grade), A modern apprenticeship, 2 degrees in Electronic Engineering
I joined the Army at 17 straight after school and after basic training I started trade training and began a modern apprenticeship in engineering. Following training, I completed 2 year postings at 6 Battalion REME (Radios) and Royal scots Dragoon Guards (tanks). I then completed upgrader training where I gained a HNC. I completed further postings with the Household Cavalry Regiment (where I worked with Prince William) and Royal School of Artillery (Rocket systems). I was then selected to begin artificer training and completed my first degree as part of this. Since qualifying as an Artificer I have completed postings at 16th Regiment Royal Artillery (Air Defence), 29 Commando Regiment (Light gun Artillery), Defence Equipment & Support (procurement) and finally the King's Royal Hussars (Tanks)
Engineering Manager in the Army as part of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers working with the King's Royal Hussars.
I am employed within the British Army within the corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). We provide engineering support and are responsible for maintaining and repairing the Army’s equipment. REME will be found wherever the army is located at home or overseas. The diversity in the Army’s equipment will challenge the best engineers but our soldiers receive the best technical training giving them the confidence to tackle any engineering problem. this link provides further information about REME.
As part of my job, sport is really encouraged with most Wednesday afternoon’s dedicated to sports. I get to play plenty of Golf all over the country in friendly and competitive matches. The Army has also taught me to ski and I have recently spent a week in France learning how to to this. I was also selected to sail a yacht from Australia to New Zealand – an experience I will never forget.
There is also plenty of opportunities for me travel and use my skills. I’ve used my skills to fix Air defence missile systems in the Falkland Islands, radios in Iraq and Armoured vehicles in Afghanistan. There are exercises all over the globe including Canada, Kenya and Cyprus all of which need REME personnel to repair and maintain the army’s equipment.
Being an Engineer within the Army is a great career. I get paid to learn new skills and work with some exciting equipment.
My name is Sean and I'm an engineer in the British Army
I live in bristol with my wife Laura. During the working week, I live in Tidworth on an Army camp. I love keeping active and eating!! My favourite food is mexican fajitas. I’m a huge Liverpool fan. In my spare time I like to play golf (badly), eat out and explore the countryside.
I am an Electronics Engineer in the British Army. I work with an armoured tank regiment and repair and maintain all of their equipment ranging from tanks and vehicles to generator and rifles.
I am a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) within the British Army. The REME is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all the Army’s equipment ranging from radios to tanks.
In my current role, I work with a Tank regiment call the King’s Royal Hussars (KRH for short). These have a range of military vehicles but mainly the Challenger 2 main battle tank. I work in a workshop that carries out all the maintenance and repairs on the equipment. Tanks are very complicated vehicles and a range of trades such as Vehicle Mechanics, Electronic Technicians and Armours are required to make sure the equipment is always ready to perform its job. I am an electronics technician by trade by have now moved up the ranks to management.
My Typical Day: I normally begin the day around 8 o'clock with physical training carried out by one of the Physical Training Instructors (PTIs). This lasts for about an hour. Following training I go to the office where I make sure the correct vehicles are being serviced and maintained - like a car MOT. I plan trade training to make sure everyone is able to repair vehicles and equipment. I normally finish work at 5pm.
Physical training normally takes place 3-4 mornings a week. It can consist of running, circuit training or even races carrying big logs.
After training I head to the office and check work emails. I make sure that the armoured vehicles that are in for repairs or maintenance have the right people working on them, EG a electronics technician fixing the thermal imaging sight. I make sure that spare parts are available and that everyone is working safely. Here is a photo of my workshop.
Another part of my job is to make sure everyone is trained for their role. This means I send people away to learn how to drive the tanks and how to repair systems such as engines.
Most of our work is done in a nice workshop however we have to be able to repair equipment in any location in any condition. Here is a photo of an engine repair in the desert.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Motivated, Active, Positive
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Sailed from Australia to New Zeland
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I'd love to be a Professional Golfer travelling the world
Who is your favourite singer or band?
DJ Tiesto (I love my dance music)
What's your favourite food?
Mexican fajitas and Tacos
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Going away with the Army to France to learn how to ski
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Good health, to own an Aston Martin and be a better golf plater!
Tell us a joke.
I tripped in France. Eiffel over