Luke Taylor

Recent Mechanical Engineering graduate pursuing a career within accountancy

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Watersports Instructor

Southwater Watersports Centre
Watersports Instructor As a Sport England Level 2 coach I run approved courses and watersports lessons. Session planning requires effective time management and organisational ability. I am often responsible for leading a team of coaches and managing large groups, which has honed my communication and delegation skills, as well as an ability to adapt and respond quickly to different situations.
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

Officer Cadet

University Royal Naval Unit
Having been selected as a member of the Royal Naval Unit I have undertaken formal, accredited leadership and management training, including time at the Britannia Royal Naval College. Assessed presentations on a variety of topics have developed my communication and preparation skills. Holding the committee position of Corporate Communications, I recently produced the Unit's Annual Summary for publication on the Royal Navy website. Spending short periods at sea and on Adventurous Training Weekends demands an ability to work effectively as a team member and requires considerable motivation and self-discipline.
Jun 2009 - Sep 2013

Lifeguard

DC Leisure
Lifeguard NPLQ qualified with First Aid training. Duties include co-ordinating and adjusting the day's pool set up and scheduled events. Proven reliability and flexibility to cover shifts at short notice. The position requires direct interaction with customers in order to maintain a safe environment and to ensure excellent customer care.
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011

Charity Shop Assisstant

Cancer Research UK

I worked as a volunteer in a Cancer Research UK charity shop for a year.  Regular tasks included organisation of the stock, deciding on pricing and serving customers.

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

BEng Mechanical Engineering (Hons) - 2:2 Classification

University of Liverpool

Engineering is a problem-solving discipline involving the coordination of team members to analyse, assess, design, present and produce complex engineering solutions.  Highly mathematical, the course is demanding and teaches the need for careful time management and close teamwork to generate successful outcomes.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

College of Richard Collyer

B -     Physics (A level)

B -     Mathematics (A level) 

B -     Chemistry (A level)                             

B -     Biology (AS)                                        

B -     Science in Society (AS)                     

Sep 2004 - Jul 2009

The Forest School

2 A*’s    (Mathematics, Chemistry)

5 A’s      (Mathematical Statistics, Physics, English Language, Biology, Geography)

5 B’s      (English Literature, Latin, French, History, Electronic Products)

Interests and Achievements

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

I met the challenge of achieving the Gold Award outside of school. This commitment was rewarded with an appreciation of team building, cooperation and perseverance in demanding environments with new colleagues.

Kayaking

In addition to teaching the discipline, I regularly kayak with groups on grade 5 whitewater.  Excellent teamwork and self-reliance are essential in guaranteeing a safe outcome.  I have organised kayaking trips in the UK and overseas, which has developed my ability to plan, communicate and find practical solutions.

Gliding

I have been an active flying member of a volunteer run gliding club for several years.  This complex activity requires strong organisational skills and self-confidence in order to effectively and safely manage the operation of the airfield.  Flying solo has contributed to my decision-making skills and self-discipline.

Five-a-side Football

Whilst at university I regularly participated in a local five-a-side football league.

Additional Skills

NVQ Level 5 qualification in Leadership accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Proficient IT skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)

Full British driving licence held for 4 years