How I Got Where I am

  • Out of this world

    During a brief touchdown in Scotland, former astronaut Brian Duffy met Susan Welsh to talk about his career and mission to persuade others to consider a future in space.
  • Max Tate knew he always wanted to be involved in something artistic. He tells P&J Recruitment how a then 29-year-old from Leeds ended up a franchisee in an Aberdeen salon. 
  • Richard Leece is a lecturer in children and young people’s nursing at Robert Gordon University
  • Name: Kayleigh Brown Age: 30 Job Title: Owner and manager Company: Ivory Grace
  • NAME: GILLIAN FARRELL AGE: 36 JOB: QHSE MANAGER COMPANY: CAN GROUP
  • As he approaches 30 years in business, Julian Keating reflects on how he successfully transferred his experience as a pilot into a whole new career.
  • Natasha Mckim asks Lewis Gray whether his 10-year-old self would have chosen his job?
  • For most lawyers, a penetrating analytical mind combined with an innate understanding of the statute books are the basic tools they need to win a court case.
  • Inverness College University of the Highlands and Islands student Greg Lawrence has received the Willie Printie Prize. The award was given at the institution’s graduation celebrations after he excelled during his route from apprenticeship to full-time employment with LifeScan Scotland.
  • The Press and Journal has launched the Press and Journal Skills & Apprenticeships Show 2016 in association with Skills Development Scotland for the second year, following on from the success of last year’s event.
  • Theresa Schwarz is originally from Germany but has come to the north-east to study her postgraduate degree. JobsinScotland.com finds out about her work in sustainability communications
  • For David Bolger and Heshan Fernando, both have shown that and more after they were promoted to senior analysis engineer roles at Aberdeenshire based specialist engineering consultancy AS Mosley.
  • For most students, it can prove challenging to juggle classes with a part-time job, but not many play a part in the organisation of a major oil and gas event as their means of employment.
  • Philip Lumsden, 39, is on the cusp of making his mark on history – managing the landmark development of The Capitol in the heart of Aberdeen city centre.
  • Kenny Garden is the general manager for Sodexo at Aberdeen Football Club.
  • Dan Hovde is the director of The International School of Aberdeen.
  • Alf Leadbitter, 66, diver training authority at The Underwater Centre explains that he owes his career - and love of the sea - to his father
  • Graham Findlay, 48, chief executive of North East Sensory Services (NESS) talks about forging an inspirational career path in the face of disability
  • Margaret Waldron, 59, owner and principal solicitor at The Law Practice talks about her career path to date
  • Craig Keyworth, 37, engineering director/founder of Flextech talks about a career built on honesty and loyalty