Following retirement, Roger has been an active STEM Ambassador and IET School Liaison Officer (SLO), keen to drive the importance of young people’s curiosity and engagement with the want to solve problems. Roger exemplified this when he was invited to speak at the Ancora House School to share his unusual career story and encourage alternative routes into engineering.
He explained how he started as an aircraft apprentice in the Royal Air Force (RAF) at just aged 15. Over the years he has had a very colourful engineering career as a result of the valuable and desirable skills he learnt in the RAF. Roger has been involved with many large projects designing Command and Control systems for Police, Fire and Ambulance Brigades.
Following his initial career talk, the IET SLO returned to the school to deliver a session based on the IET secondary curriculum resources to design an automatic lighting system. He provided the school with a set of LED torches for the students to use throughout the activity and keep after.