Welcome our Brand Ambassador Jamie Stephens from Cornwall, UK!
Where did you study? ONC & HNC in Surveying at St Austell College
What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? Being able to walk and breathe simultaneously
How did you get into surveying? Job advert sent to my comprehensive school a few weeks before finishing school and heading off to college.
How long have you been in the industry? Forever, started in June 1987
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? I am a Technical Member of CICES
Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I feel lucky to have found this career (accidentally) & wish to share my good fortune with the unwitting youth of today.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Fantastic career with so many different paths to follow and a great mix (generally) of indoors/outdoors work.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? Hopefully attend the local primary school (once Covid 19 settles down) to showcase our industry and continue to tag/like/share links to GKIS during my companies’ social media interactions.
What are your hobbies? I coach an u11 football team,
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? Oggyman (wherever there is a pasty shop he will survey) or something equally cheesy and most definitely Cornish! “Kernow bys vyken” (Cornwall Forever in the Cornish language)
What poster or resource would you like to see next from GKiS? Not sure, ideas are not my forte and you seem to be quite good at coming up with your own!
Anything else you want to add that you think our audience (surveyors, teachers, parents) would be interested in? I am a trustee with a local charity which gives bursaries to local comprehensive school pupils going on to further education
Also here’s an interview I did over 6 years ago for CICES – http://mag.digitalpc.co.uk/fvx/ces/1410/index.html?pn=17