What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?
For my Leaving Cert, I took English, Irish, Maths, Physics, Engineering, Construction and Geography. Engineering proved useful as it introduced me to the different mechanisms needed to run basic engines.
This basic information helped me in my Skippers tickets. Geography was also useful for correct geographical terms and maths was essential for the Skippers ticket as it is very mathematically orientated - I would advise people to do Honours Maths, if possible.
What is your education to date?
Leaving Certificate - 2001
Skippers Ticket 1 - 2002
Skippers Ticket 2 - 2003
Skippers Ticket 3 - 2004 -2006
What aspects of your education have proven most important for your job?
The basics are essential - fire fighting, life safety and first aid.
Have you undertaken, or do you plan to undertake any further training as part of your job?
Engineering Course - 3 week basic course. This gives you the essentials.