About Me
 

Experience and Skills

  • Computer hardware building.
  • Computer software development (in .NET, C, C#, HTML, Javascript, Pascal, VB, VBA) using Microsoft development environments (Visual Studio and Microsoft Access) and SharpDevelop.
  • Microsoft Access database development, upgrading and troubleshooting.
  • General Microsoft Office expertise, particularly in Microsoft Access and also in Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Web design, familiarity with HTML, CSS and Flash (using Swish).
  • Theology. Familiarity with The Holy Scriptures and the accounts, prophecies and lessons therein.
  • Telecommunications principles and installation.
  • Full, clean UK driving licence.

Biographical

  • Name: Paul James Champion

Work History  

EvoBus (UK) part of DaimlerChrysler - Software Engineer


  • From-scratch software project for handling vehicle information in the after sales department. Produced an operational database that fully satisfied the project specifications and frequently surpassed them. Main project was set-up using Microsoft Access with extensive use of design principles and VBA coding to produce an easy-to-use and powerful application.

Rainford Group - Electrical Assembler

  • Practical experience gained in assembly, manufacture and design of outdoor cabinets for use within a mobile phone network.

MCL Design & Manufacture Ltd - Test Engineer

  • Provided a test and final assembly service upon shop alarm systems prior to despatch.

ITAC Limited - Software Engineer

  • Contracted to ITAC Limited to provide several PC based solutions built around Voice Response Unit technology. VRU technology is a computerised answering machine which can handle caller's to a company. VRU technology is also known as Automated Attendant. VRU technology is almost universally hated by end users!
  • The VRU technology was also used to provide a completely automated tool for estate agents, allowing their customers to listen to details of houses for sale, arrange viewing appointments and more without tying up the estate agent staff at all.

GEC-Alsthom Metro-Cammell Ltd - Electrical Designer

  • Electrical system and installation design on major railway project (Eurostar Nightstock).
  • Manual draughting.

Hawtal Whiting D & E Co. Ltd - Electrical Designer

  • Electrical system and installation design on major railway project (Eurostar Nightstock).
  • Manual draughting.
  • Also provided technical liaison service to company contracted to Hawtal Whiting for this project.

GPT Limited (now Marconi) - Technician Apprentice

  • Educational and vocational training course.
  • Electronic and electrical design, test and manufacture.
  • Communication systems design, protocols, installation, commissioning and manufacture.
  • Computer design, architecture and programming (C, PASCAL, 680x0, 80x86, 6502)
  • Test/production engineering experience
  • CAD/Manual draughting experience on PCB design, circuit layouts, cabinet design, assembly procedures etc.

Education

Standard

at Binley Park Comprehensive School 1983-1988

  • GCSEs including Maths and English
    GCSE Biology
    GCSE Commerce
    GCSE Computer Studies
    GCSE English Language
    GCSE English Literature
    GCSE Mathematics
    GCSE Physics
    GCSE Social Studies

Further

at GPT Limited (now Marconi) Training School 1988-1992
and Coventry Technical College 1988-1992

  • EITB Certificate of Validated Achievement in General Engineering Appreciation & Electronic Engineering Application (what a mouthful!)
  • BTEC National Diploma (OND) in Computer and Communication Engineering ( 8 Distinctions ) 
  • BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computer and Communication Engineering ( 7 Distinctions )

Other 

  • Full, clean UK driving licence