Mark is a highly-skilled and experienced engineer and is the Programme Lead for the College’s degree-level courses in this sector – HNC and HND Engineering (Electronic / Electrical), HNC and HND Engineering (General) and HNC and HND Engineering (Manufacturing).
Mark serves as Deputy Head of Department for Engineering having joined the College in January 2020. He is responsible for planning and quality control of all engineering courses at the Chippenham campus as well as supporting the development of new courses and the engineering provision at the Salisbury campus.
Mark has worked in education for close to two decades. Before that, he spent 16 years working in industry as an engineer. His previous experience includes roles as a Development Engineer for prefabricated metal chimneys, a Manufacturing Engineer for fibre optic cable assemblies, a Project Engineer costing, designing and manufacturing laboratory cryogenic systems, and a Test and Installation Engineer for surface analysis equipment.
Explaining his passion for engineering, Mark said: “Engineering has allowed me to innovate and design solutions to customers’ problems. The further I progress in engineering, the more I appreciate how even simple everyday objects are designed and manufactured and how much society relies on engineers to allow us to live in a modern society.
“Engineering knowledge and applications are becoming ever more important and science and engineering holds the keys for future development. You may learn lots of things which might not initially appear relevant but you never quite know where your future career will go and which bit of knowledge you will use.”
Outside of work, Mark is a keen sportsman. He is a cyclist and commuted to work for 25 years, although a recent relocation now means he lives a bit too far away. He is also a black belt in karate and has trained in the sport for more than 20 years.