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Lead Assessor & IQA

Paul Carter


Paul began his career within the Electronics industry, making and assembling Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) by hand for use in Security Alarms and Emergency Lighting & Power, while studying part-time for a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Gaining experience in on-site installations, commissioning and service, Paul has grown into design & testing of new products and later moved up to management as the Technical Director of UK operations. Paul’s time in the industry was certainly interesting:

I have worked on many prestigious projects from banks and hospitals to oil-rigs and prestige yachts. I can say truthfully: I have sat on the Queen’s Bed without being arrested! The Royal Yacht Britannia was in dry dock being converted into a Museum – I was commissioning the emergency power and lighting with access to all areas. My father worked for Harrison Lathes and the Royal Yacht had several M400’s on board for maintenance – maybe he had worked on one or more of these? A nice thought that we had both worked for the Royal Yacht.

Satisfied with the challenges and successes within the lighting industry, Paul desired a change and retrained in gas. He was operating his own business for 7 years providing both gas and electrical services for his clients. This experience increased his hunger for knowledge and eventually he started studying for an NVQ in Learning & Development and Assessor disciplines. That’s what brought him to us – Paul has been at Brookhouse for the last 10 years, starting as an Assessor/Trainer and later qualifying with an IQA, eventually moving into the Lead Assessor and Internal Verifier role.

In his spare time Paul plays alto-sax – for his own pleasure and sometimes with local blues and jazz bands. He has also developed a recent interest in photography: landscape, astro-, and macro- photography, each requiring a different skill set.

The reason we have the reputation of being the best gas training centre in the UK, we give our students what they need to work competently with gas, not what is easiest and quickest for us to deliver.