I have had a lengthy relationship with the power supply industry – working with National Power, Nuclear, Powergen and, of course, National Grid. I also worked with the Electricity Training Association – producing learning and associated support materials.
National Grid’s Engineering Training Centre at Eakring was a frequent visit – and I produced materials in many formats to support the various Graduate and Apprentice Training Schemes they have such a reputation for.
In addition to web pages (supporting the course booking system) and learning materials, I have been able to support the team in creating certificates, presentation materials (PowerPoint being the ‘preferred’ option) and stationery, including a very fetching placeholder for course delegates with safety information on the back.
In a very short timescale, I also produced a Conference Guide for the HR department – providing the agenda for the Grid’s global conference with biographies and contact details of all delegates.
In between, I have been invited to numerous Christmas Dinners, nearly attended the explosive demolition of Hams Hall power station, have held a nuclear fuel rod in my own two hands and sat in a power station control room simulator. I always knew my ‘O’ level in physics would come in handy!