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04 Jun 2018 / News

A Day in the Life of an Assistant Survival Training Instructor


Name: Michael Cormack

Age: 28

Job Title: Assistant Survival Training Instructor

Employed: Since October 2017


What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I play football for Stonehaven JFC and am a regular gym goer as my job and hobbies require me to be fit. I also enjoy playing golf in the summer months.


Give us a quick run-through of your average working day…

I normally arrive at work around 7:15 and start things off with a coffee and something to eat in the canteen before our morning meeting at 7:45 where we find out our jobs for the day whether it be teaching a BOSIET, FOET, CA-EBS training, Escape Chute or just be on hand to help out in the maintenance department with Hilda and Keith. Most days are busy where we muck in around the Survival department keeping the pool-side tidy and assisting other instructors with sessions.


What do you find most challenging about your job?

Sometimes we come across delegates who are maybe a bit distressed about the Helicopter Underwater training part of the course and I have to reassure them, give them a little extra support and try to make them as comfortable as possible to get them through. 


What do you find most rewarding about your job? 

I love my job as an Instructor as I get to meet people from all walks of life, different job titles and different nationalities and I always get a kick out of being able to pass on my wealth of knowledge and hand delegates their certificates at the end of the day. Being the one to help delegates through the course and achieve a pass is very rewarding, this always leaves me with a sense of achievement and job satisfaction at the end of the day.


And any dislikes?

I really have no negatives in my role, I work with a good team and everyone just gets on with what we need to do, it's a great working environment.



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