Curriculum Lead for ASI

Jim Guthrie



Jim began his career in 1992, initially training as an apprentice automotive technician. Once qualified, he decided that he wished to explore his options and follow his goals and dream of working within an aerospace environment by joining the Royal Air Force.

During this time, Jim trained as a Weapons mechanic and began working with the Jaguar aircraft, where he was able to experience many different cultures and countries through the travel associated with his role.

Eventually Jim was chosen for further training to become a Weapons technician prior to working on the Tornado GR4 aircraft, during this phase Jim once again enjoyed many overseas trips and detachments helping expand his knowledge of engineering and other countries whilst working in a role that he was passionate about. 

Following his career within the RAF, Jim became a self-employed engineer, finding work within several different mechanical engineering disciplines and building upon his skills and experience sets through the various tasks that he undertook both for himself and also whilst supporting other companies and individuals. 

Jim eventually decided that he would like to explore the options to teach, as he wished to pass on his knowledge and experience to help and enable others to enjoy the type of career that he has discovered to be both rewarding and enjoyable.  

Jim has taught and assessed at many different levels and abilities within multiple engineering-based disciplines in further education, as he has a passion for both engineering and the aerospace field, ultimately returning to his main passion, aerospace by joining the Air and Space Institute two years ago as the Curriculum Lead. 

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