Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Name: Stuart Johnson
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 Education History  

University of York, Electronics Dept, Heslington Campus, York. YO10 5DD

October 1997 – October 1998

Studies: 1st year of MEng in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering completed.

Simon Balle School Sixth Form, Mangrove Road, Hertford. SG13 8AJ

July 1995 – July 1997

Qualifications: 4 ‘A’ Levels: A in French; B in Mathematics; Physics and Chemistry. (Distinction in French Oral)


Simon Balle Secondary School, Mangrove Road, Hertford. SG13 8AJ

September 1990 – July 1995

Qualifications: 10 GCSEs grade A-C including double A* in Science and As in French and mathematics.  Distinction in GCSE equivalent Information Technology.


Other Qualifications

Car owner – Full UK driving license, held since January 1997.

Gold ‘Crest’ Award - For Creativity and Enterprise in Technology, awarded at 'Young Project Engineers ' scheme.

Pianoforte  - Grades I, II, III and IV, with Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM).

Radio Society Of Great Britain - Licensing Conditions and Operating Procedures examination passed.

Employment History

IT Administrator & Network Manager, IT Support Consultant.

(Jan 02 – Current)

Costessey High School

Middleton Crescent, Norwich, NR5 0PX


Skills used: Maintenance and administration of ‘RM Connect’ network management software.  Hardware and software support skills; repair of PC and printing equipment, support of staff and students during lessons and some extra curricular activities.  Knowledge and understanding of networks sufficient to troubleshoot faults and problems, and also to install new hardware and extend the infrastructure. Maintenance of servers and internet service.  Since September my role has also included part time teaching as an IT Instructor for GNVQ Information Communication Technology.  The work with year 11 students has been rewarding and we have all learnt things through the year.  

This role has also included time supporting the local primary schools. A regular visit to each allows me to ensure that equipment and systems are fully functional, support individual lessons, and teachers.  This year, two new 'Distributive Application' networks have been commissioned, and the support and training of staff to use these has been and will continue to be a major part of my role.  The age range of  students supported directly and indirectly is rising 5s thro 17 year old A level students.


General Assistant

(September 02 – March '03)

Makro Norwich


Since the opening of the new cash and carry store I have spent evenings working through a number of roles at Makro, starting as checkout operator, and rapidly progressing through roles of extra responsibility, supporting cashiers and supervisors, and cash handling and processing.  Though a permanent position, this set out as an income booster, and I resigned as planned with the arrival of BST to enjoy my evenings again!


Field Service Engineer

(May 1999 -December 2001)

ServiceTec Ltd,

Meadway Industrial Estate, Stevenage


Skills used:  Printer and PC hardware fault diagnosis and repair. Windows 95, 98, ME;  NT and 2000 workstation support, diagnosis of hardware & software faults. Use of NT/2K Server OS when maintaining servers.  Quick response to and fixing of calls. Understanding of networks, topologies and implementation. Some experience of hardware installations.

Skills gained: TCP/IP network printer support including printer configuration. Efficient route planning against response times.  Large site customer relations. Accredited Compaq Technician on Desktops and Laptops (warranty certificate expired Jan 2002).


Computer Field Engineer,

November 1998 – April 1999

Summit Technologies,

12 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield.


Skills Used: PC Hardware fault diagnosis, and software troubleshooting. Repair of PCs and printers. Ability to work in private homes and in work places. Networking configuration and troubleshooting.


Personal Interests

Amateur Radio Communications and Public Radio Broadcasting.

Wood turning, woodwork and DIY construction projects.

Outdoor activities such as rock climbing, walking, riding,

Car maintenance – Collectors item car owner! (1983 Citroen 2CV!)

Roadside support and safety.


Personal Statement

My first field job, on Tiny home PCs for Summit, taught me customer handling skills and creative engineering. It required finding an immediate solution to the client’s problem, implementing the necessary steps towards permanent repairs, whilst making most efficient use of time and resources. Although strenuous at first, I became accustomed to travelling up to the high mileages (up to 350 miles a day) and working 12+ hours. The end of the Tiny contract meant my redundancy, though ServiceTec saw my re-employment days later! Over my two and a half years with ServiceTec I moved many times, from Yorkshire to Norfolk, Hertfordshire and London to facilitate the company.  I am now looking to become a little bit more settled in location.  My appointment to Costessey High last January brought my desired move to Norfolk, where I have been happy.   The work at the school has been very varied, but a lot of time is spent clearing up wilful damage.  I find this incredibly frustrating, as it prevents progress and developing reliability.  I am now seeking to rejoin the business sector looking for opportunities to move into either larger organisations, or perhaps into mobile work again, or both!

My current career is also my hobby, and I am by no means fixed in chosen career…though I suspect information technology will follow wherever my career takes me!


Available on request.