In the hot seat this time is Jack Towse, Business Analyst at Science Warehouse and flying instructor.
1) What is your current position?
2) Where did you study?
I studied for a degree in Geophysical Sciences in the Environmental Science Division, and School of Physics at Lancaster University.
3) What are you currently working on?
I’m currently analysing the process we have at Science Warehouse for change requests from customers and how we communicate these. I’m lucky enough to have recently been joined by two Junior Business Analysts so I’m also keen to make the best use of their skills and talents.
4) What do you like about working for Science Warehouse?
Science Warehouse is a collection of people who have a truly evolutionary mindset. We’re always working together to identify improvements to the product we can offer to our users and we implement these improvements on a continual basis. We never stand still and we’re always looking for what we can do better in future.
5) What do you like to do in your spare time?
I try to spend as much of my spare time with my family as I can. I have two young daughters who have plenty of spare energy and take lots of entertaining. I also spend one day a week volunteering as a flying instructor for the Air Training Corps. I also teach a number of other volunteer instructors and train Air Cadets aged 13 – 18 to fly light aircraft based at RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire.
6) What is your favourite car and why?
I really like the Audi R8. I was sat at home once when one pulled out outside and I could hear the noise of its engine through the double glazing! I also saw one parked outside a restaurant last summer and spent ages gazing at its engine block through the glass panel in its boot lid.
7) What is on your iPod at the moment?
I’ve somewhat neglected my iPod recently, spending more time listening to Spotify. I’m really into 80’s music and have been particularly listening to Gary Numan and Madness lately.
8) What is your view on the recent Eurozone crisis?
It’s easy to sit in England and hope it won’t affect us, although it inevitably will. My father lives in France and often rings me up to tell me how the French are bracing themselves for some tough times.
9) iPhone or Blackberry?
HTC, was that an option?
10) What are your plans for 2012?
I’m hoping get away for as many weekends and holidays with my family as possible as well as possibly studying for a further flying instructor’s rating. We have also got quite a packed schedule at Science Warehouse for 2012, so I imagine that will keep me fairly busy in the meantime.