I work for Churchill Specialist Contracting Limited; we’re a multi-discipline company specialising in lightning protection, steeplejack services, specialist access, environmental services and refurbishment to name a few. 

I like learning new things to help me find a solution; you’re never too old to learn!

Based Nottingham
Employer Churchill Specialist Contracting Limited

What education route did you take from secondary school to where you are now? 

From school I went to do a one-year Youth Training Scheme course for Electrical works and became an electrician. Whilst at college, I also trained to be a car mechanic. On completion I secured my apprenticeship with a lightning protection company and started my onsite training working towards my NVQ. And well… the rest is history. 

Learning a trade will stay with you forever, it will help you in so many different ways and you will never be without a career!

Dave Stewart

Senior Lightning Protection Supervisor

Tell us a bit more about what you do. 

I’m currently a Senior Lightning Protection Supervisor; I work on new projects to make sure they are completed on time to the highest standard possible. I travel the UK and get to see all different places with my job. I am responsible for a team of three men on projects ranging in complexity. 


What’s your favourite thing about your job? 

My favourite thing about my job is that no two days are ever the same; I can be anywhere in the UK seeing different places and meeting different people while working on projects which are never the same. 


What is the highlight of your day? 

The highlight of my day is facing a new challenge every day and finding a solution. I like learning new things to help me find a solution; you’re never too old to learn! 


Where do you want your career to take you?

I want my career to take me to the highest position possible. The sky is the limit. 


What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career in construction? 

I would say go for it and learn a trade in construction. Learning a trade will stay with you forever, it will help you in so many different ways and you will never be without a career!