Tom Whitwell


Sep 2006 - Jun 2008


Lancing College

Biology A2: C

English Literature A2: D

Chemistry A2: D

Physics AS: C

Sep 2000 - Jun 2006


Seaford College

Design Technology: A*

English Literature: A

English Language: A

Physics: A

German: A

French: A

Chemistry: B

Biology: B

History: B

Maths: B

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2012 - Present

Climbing Instructor / Supervisor

High Sports Group

I initially started at High Sports as a climbing instructor, teaching people from age 4 upwards how to rock climb. Climbing has been a passion of mine for a few years, and I felt I was ready to start passing my knowledge of the sport on to others. I enjoy both the physical and mental aspects of the job, from persuading a 6 year old to just try to reach the next hold, and congratulating them on their efforts and achievements, to the climbing up to the top to help a child down from the wall when they have frozen in panic.

I have recently become a supervisor, which gives me the added responsibilities of running the centres. These range from general shop keeping and money handling right through to helping people make the right choices about which of our sessions / activities are right for them. I also have the legal responsibility of ensuring people fill in the correct forms and have signed the appropriate waivers for them to be covered in the case of an accident.

Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

IT Technician

Seaford College

I had a varied role at Seaford, ranging from front-line technical support (eg. monitor cables loose / CAT-5 cables not connected / power leads not connected properly) through to the more technical / in-depth challenges (eg. Active Directory / GPO / File sharing)

I have excellent communication skills, and so was designated the primary role of front-line support as I was well-equipped to quickly gain a full impression of the problem and had the technical skills to repair it as quickly as possible.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

Barman / Front of house

The Swan Inn

Bar duties: making and serving drinks (both alcoholic and non), cleaning the area and keeping it clean throughout the service, talking to customers and providing a positive first impression.

Restaurant duties: taking food orders, delivering both food and drink to the table, ensuring each customer has a positive experience from the moment they enter the building up until the time they leave.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Kitchen Porter

The Halfway Bridge

Cleaning and sterilising all kitchen surfaces / equipment,

Food preparation,

Plating up dishes to the high standards required,

Constant communication with the chefs and waiting staff.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Kitchen Porter

The White Hart

Kitchen Duties: general food preperation area cleaning, washing used dishes and cutlery, sterilising, making some food dishes.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2009

Bank Housekeeper

Royal West Sussex NHS Trust

Kitchen duties: preparing food, serving food, washing up, sterilising.Ward duties: general cleaning of the Clean Utility room, patients areas, nurses station, floors.

Oct 2008 - Feb 2009

Student Representative

Brighton University

Welcoming prospective students and parents on open days, guiding them around and answering questions about the various areas of the University.

Nov 2006 - Nov 2007


Southlands Hospital

General ward duties, including filing patient notes and interacting with patients


I am a very dynamic person, and will do any task that is set to the best of my abilities and to the highest standard possible. All of my jobs have required me to be smart, punctual, polite and reliable.

I have good interpersonal skills, and can talk fluently and command respect from those I interact with. This has been developed from my time working at St Richards Hospital, volunteering at Southlands Hospital, Peer Listening at Lancing College, through the completion of my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, and through time spent as a young leader in the Cub Scouts and as an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader. I am able to communicate with people of any age and from any background. When faced with any unexpected issues and difficulties I feel that I have always dealt with these professionally and promptly so as to prevent disruption.



Helen Button

The HR Manager at Seaford College