The UK’s mobile telecoms network relies on phone masts. Peter tests newly manufactured ones to ensure they function perfectly. He found the job through a longstanding love of technology.
“I had good A Level qualifications and considered a university engineering course. But, by chance, I found a job servicing mountain bikes. These are highly sophisticated machines – like motorbikes without engines”.
His technical skills eventually led to his current role. Modern telecoms masts are extremely complex constructions with hundreds of cables and components, all of which must be correctly mounted and fully operational.
The work requires absolute concentration, for which he credits his father. “He bought me my first Airfix Spitfire model kit and saw how silent and determined I was while assembling it”.
His approach today is identical. “You must take your time, check all measurements carefully and keep everything spotless”. This exacting work isn’t just something Peter does. It reflects who he is.
Peter - Career Pathway
Completed A Levels in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Studies
Joined Pembroke Cycle Sports
Joined Hutchinson Engineering as a Rigger
Telecoms Engineer at Hutchinson Engineering
Stats - Engineering Technicians
Full Time Employed: 75,904
Part Time Employed: 3,957
Self Employed: 5,937
Total Employed: 85,798
Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.