Sales Engineer - Nuclear, USA

I joined Rotork in 2005 when I was 18 years old. When I originally started here, I joined the four-year advanced apprenticeship. I am now a Sales Engineer for Nuclear Products.

Once I had completed my 'A' levels in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, I was working as a Science Technician. It was then somebody told me about the apprenticeship scheme and I decided to go forward for it. I did have a place at university, but decided to opt for learning on the job skills instead.

Since completing my apprenticeship I worked initially in inside sales, and then I became the Sales Engineer for nuclear electric products. In June 2012 I moved to Pittsburgh PA to the recent acquisition (Hiller) where I now undertake the same role but with a predominant focus on Fluid Power actuation in nuclear power stations.

In a day, I deal with nuclear enquires, support other Rotork offices around the world and work on sales tools.

I enjoy working at Rotork because it has such a friendly atmosphere. People are very helpful to each other and I received support all the way through my apprenticeship. Rotork is a pleasant place which offers many opportunities to its employees. Although it is a big company, it doesn't feel too big so that you are just a number. Employees are looked after well.

Since being at Rotork, I have gained an NVQ - Level 3, Performing Engineer Operation (PEO), National Certificate in Maintenance and Operations and an HNC in Mechatronics.